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Alan Johnson at an AIJAC briefing last week.

Fearing Iran in 2025

THE deal between the P5+1 nations and Iran is essentially “a wager by the United States that Iran will undergo regime change”, because the consequences in the second decade after the agreement would otherwise be dire.
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Victorian state educatioin minister and deputy premier, James Merlino visiting Glen Eira College to look at the UJEB programs and hebrew classes. Photo: Peter Haskin

Merlino joins UJEB class

VICTORIAN Education Minister and Deputy Premier James Merlino revealed that he has a picture from Jerusalem hanging on his kitchen wall when he visited a United Jewish Education Board (UJEB) classes at Glen Eira College on Friday.

New Maccabi Uniforms. Jason Schulman, Barry Smorgon, Brett Corrick.

Maccabi dress to impress

MACCABI Australia has joined the likes of the Port Adelaide Football Club, NRL’s St George Illawarra Dragons and all teams in the National Basketball League by recently signing sporting apparel giant ISC as its official uniform supplier.

Rabbi James Kennard will discuss “Will our grandchildren be Jewish?” at Kesher Academy's launch next week.

Fresh platform for adult education

MORIAH College will next week launch Kesher Academy, a new platform for adult Jewish education, with an opening talk tackling intermarriage.

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Shul support for Keshet JCCV bid

KESHET Australia’s bid to join the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) is set to receive support from St Kilda Hebrew Congregation and several other organisations, The AJN learnt this week.

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Marrickville singing in harmony

MARRICKVILLE Council, once maligned due to its attempt to join the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, has lent its backing to the staging of a Jewish music festival in the area.

The panel will be moderated by ECAJ public affairs director Alex Ryvchin.

Discussing the future of the Jewish community

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) and the B’nai B’rith Alfred Dreyfus Unit will host “Generation Next” - an evening to examine the issues critical to understanding our youth, and by extension, the future of Australia’s Jewish community – next week.

Jonathan Pollard.

Pollard release welcomed

MEMBERS of the Australian Jewish community have welcomed news that convicted spy Jonathan Pollard will be released on parole on November 20 after serving 30 years of a life sentence in the United States.

Labor Opposition Leader Bill Shorten. Photo: Peter Haskin

ALP Israel resolution slammed

THE Australian Labor Party (ALP) has been condemned by communal leaders for passing a one-sided resolution that singles out Israeli settlement building as a “roadblock to peace” and states that if the next round of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians fail it will discuss recognition of a Palestinian state.

Rabbi Ritchie Moss.

A triumphant Torah march

ALMOST two years after a vicious anti-Semitic attack in Bondi a celebration with a Torah has been held at the site of the attack.