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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.
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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.

30-3-14. ZFA Biennial Conference 2014. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten addresses the audience. Photo: Peter Haskin

ALP set to debate Palestine recognition

DELEGATES to the 47th national Australian Labor Party conference in Melbourne could pass a resolution placing the Opposition on the express lane to recognising a Palestinian state.

Former Adass Israel School principal Malka Leifer.

Leifer delaying extradition hearing

JERUSALEM – Almost a year after arresting alleged sexual abuser Malka Leifer, Israeli authorities are hardly closer to extraditing her to Australia to face charges.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Local dismay over Iran deal

AS Australia woke to the news yesterday that an agreement had been reached with Iran to curb its nuclear program, critics were already dissecting and finding problems with the deal.

Labor MP Melissa Parke.

ALP should be ‘ashamed of Parke’

FEDERAL Labor MP Melissa Parke needs to be “pulled into line” after she signed a petition calling on the United Nations Security Council to place sanctions on Israel, the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) says.

Major-General Jim Molan       (PIC BY CPL JASON WEEDING)

Military expert to reveal findings

WHEN the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) voted last week to condemn Israel for its actions during Operation Protective Edge, it did so despite a high-level military delegation finding that “Israel took extraordinary efforts to avoid civilian casualties” during the conflict.

Author Etgar Keret

Keret’s personal journey

Acclaimed Israeli writer Etgar Keret has penned his most personal book yet, which he has controversially decided not to publish in Israel.

Rabbi Abraham Cooper. (YouTube screenshot)

Rabbi Abraham Cooper headed to Oz

BY refusing to condemn Palestinian hatred and incitement against Jews and Israel, world powers are helping to destroy any chances for peace.

Ben Goldstein performs on Israel's X Factor.

Hitting the right note

FORMER contestant on The Voice and recent oleh Ben Goldstein has made waves in Israel, appearing on the Jewish State’s version of X Factor to tremendous applause.