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Rabbi Robert Kaplan (far right) from the JCRC of New York during a visit to Newtown Synagogue last week. With him are (from left) JBOD executive member Michelle Filler, deputy Judy Singer, community relations manager Lynda Ben-Menashe and executive member Jackie Rotenstein.

Trump, Jews and the Big Apple

“There are still more questions than answers about Donald Trump,” visiting New York inter-community relations expert Rabbi Robert Kaplan told The AJN last Thursday.

The West Bank settlement of Beit El. Photo: AP Photo/Nasser Nasser

Settlement bill slammed

Israeli legislators have thrown their weight behind a controversial bill that will retroactively legalise settlement-building on private Palestinian land.

Chabad Youth director Rabbi Moshe Kahn (left) is excited about the organisation's plan to purchase a campsite in the Victorian Alps. Photo: Peter Haskin

A site to behold

Chabad Youth is on the verge of buying a campsite for the first time in its history. The $2.2 million project would allow camps to run all year-round.

Yad Vashem director of international relations Searle Brajtman (right) with John Koutsis, secretary and founder of the Australian Zakynthian Association.

Honouring the heroes of Zakynthos

Yad Vashem’s director of international relations, Searle Brajtman, told a Greek-Australian audience last week about heroic actions on Zakynthos island.

Magda Szubanski hosting the Jewish House gala dinner in Sydney. Photo: Nadine Saacks

Magda in the House

A record 898 Jewish House supporters danced and dined at the Westin Hotel on November 30 for the not-for-profit organisation’s 25th annual gala dinner, hosted by Magda Szubanski.

Tony Burke (left) and Bob Carr have played key roles in trying to force the ALP to
adopt anti-Israel policies. Photo: AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim

The ALP and Israel: Redressing the balance

A new Labor group has been established, with the aim of restoring balance in the party on Israel and the Middle East, The AJN can exclusively reveal.

Part of the offensive poster distributed around the University of Melbourne campus.

Neo-Nazi posters at Melbourne Uni

A racist, anti-Semitic poster has been circulated around the University of Melbourne campus, depicting Jews as introducing “hordes” of minorities.

Major General Simon Stuart. Photo: Multinational Force and Observers

Aussie to head up Sinai peacekeeping force

Australia is to deepen its role in Middle East peacekeeping, directing the force that safeguards the calm on the Israel-Egypt border.

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NZ’s Jewish PM steps down

Tributes have been paid to John Key, whose mother was a Jewish refugee from Austria, following his announcement he is resigning as New Zealand's PM.

Sydney Jewish Museum curator Roslyn Sugarman at the display about Righteous Among the Nations member Olga Nanyniec-Nowak, at the new exhibition: I Am My Brother's Keeper. Photo: Shane Desiatnik

Honouring the Righteous who saved our families

Descendants of Righteous Among the Nations members – and Australian Jews saved by them – attended the SJM launch of the I Am My Brother’s Keeper exhibition.