The cover of the booklet.

Labor Friends of Palestine booklet ‘demonises’ Israel

A BOOKLET produced by Australian Labor Friends of Palestine accusing the “pro-Israel lobby” of sending politicians, party officials and journalists to Israel to get a “carefully orchestrated, one-sided perspective” on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been slammed as “disingenuous” by communal leaders.


Leak’s SS-SSM comparison ‘repulsive’

A CARTOON comparing equal marriage advocates to the Nazi stormtroopers has been slammed as “repulsive”, “unacceptable” and “an inversion of history”, by leaders of the Jewish and LGBTQI+ communities.

AIJAC’s Jeremy Jones (left) met Shimon Peres in Jerusalem in 2007.

Australian Jewish leaders mourn Peres

Robert Goot Peter Wertheim Executive Council of Australian Jewry “Optimists and pessimists die the exact same death, but they live very different lives.” So said Shimon Peres, the last of


Fatah resurrects Le Lievre cartoon

A CONTROVERSIAL Glen Le Lievre cartoon that was slammed as anti-Semitic when it appeared during the 2014 Gaza war has resurfaced two years later on an official website run by Fatah, the ruling party of the Palestinian Authority.


Building knowledge of Beersheva

THE Australian Light Horsemen’s famous victory in the Battle of Beersheva – 100 years ago next year – is widely known as the turning point in a long campaign.


New Year, new Yeshivah … finally

YESHIVAH parents will soon be able to vote for their board of management for the first time.

Professor Leslie Burnett (left) with Shula Endrey-Walder with their awrds at Wolper Jewish Hospital. Picture: Noel Kessel.

Wolper honours lifesavers

THE National Council of Jewish Women lounge at Wolper Jewish Hospital was packed last week as the Jewish community honoured Shula Endry-Walder and Professor Leslie Burnett

Rosh Hashana

Bringing in 5777 with the polls

MEMBERS of the Rabbinical Council of Victoria (RCV) executive last week met with both Premier Daniel Andrews and Opposition Leader Matthew Guy, in what has become a tradition in the lead-up to Rosh Hashanah.

From left: Fatima Ali, Alex Shaw and Rabbi Zalman Kastel. Photo: Noel Kessel.

Together For Humanity recognised

Together for Humanity has won the Community Peace Award from the Rotary Club of Australia, in recognition of the organisation’s work in challenging prejudice and promoting diversity.

Australians volunteering on Clean Up Israel Day in the Kinneret.

Aussies help clean up Israel

More than 100 Australians rolled up their sleeves in the Kinneret last week to take part in Clean Up Israel Day.