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Israeli setting for debut novel

Author Leah Kaminsky
It has taken author Leah Kaminsky 10 years to complete her debut novel, The Waiting Room, which is set mostly in Israel, mainly in Haifa, during the Second Intifada.
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Shmuel Rosner (left) and Malcolm Turnbull in conversation at the ZFA plenary on Sunday. Photo: Jonathan Davis

Iran, ISIS, bipartisanship in ZFA spotlight

COMMUNICATIONS Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Israeli columnist and editor Shmuel Rosner engaged in a vibrant, robust conversation at the Zionist Federation of Australia’s 2015 plenary on Sunday.


From Bondi to Ashdod

FIVE Australian lifesavers arrived in Israel last week to train children in a pilot Nipper program in Ashdod.

gay pride parade

‘Israel pinkwashing’ article slammed

COMMUNAL leaders have condemned a Fairfax Media article that accused Israel of highlighting its gay friendliness “to deflect criticism of its treatment of Palestinians” and “to justify Israel’s ongoing occupation”.

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.

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.

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.

Major-General Jim Molan addresses the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies plenum.

A top brass take on the Gaza war

ISRAEL’S actions during last year’s Operation Protective Edge were lawful and justified, according to Major-General Jim Molan, who addressed the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies plenum on Tuesday night.

Dave Sharma, Australian Ambassador to Israel at Beth Weizmann Community Centre in Melbourne. Photo: Peter Haskin

Ambassador shares insights

THE conflict between Hamas and Israel last year has left a mark on the family of Australia’s ambassador to Israel.