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Shira Banki was fatally stabbed in  2015

Life sentence for gay pride murderer

An ultra-Orthodox man was sentenced to life imprisonment in Jerusalem on Sunday, for committing murder at the city’s gay pride parade last year. Motivated by religious extremism, Yishai Schlissel fatally

Israeli Opposition Leader Isaac Herzog

Israel, Turkey finally make peace

After six years of crisis, Israel and Turkey mended their relationship this week with a historic reconciliation agreement. Turkey has been at loggerheads with Israel since May 2010, following the […]

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel, Turkey reach reconciliation deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu formally announced a reconciliation agreement with Turkey, ending a six-year cut in diplomatic ties.

Arava photography delegation members Danny Hadas, Alex Levac and Gilad Livni next to Livni’s stunning photograph, captured using a drone, of the rare flooding of the Arava desert valley floor.

Arava sands and delivers

Israelis are credited for making the desert bloom, but the 3500 hardy residents of the Arava region are particularly good at it.

The major parties have revealed their positions on key election issues of interest to Jewish voters.

Parties’ positions on key election issues

The five major parties that could decide the future of Australia after the election said they do not support the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel and would fund security for Jewish schools and institutions if it was recommended by police or ASIO.


Thousands sign petition against Leifer decision

NEWS that former Adass Israel head teacher Malka Leifer will not be returning from Israel to face justice any time soon and will be freed from home detention has caused shock waves in Australia, prompting more than 3500 people so far to sign petitions protesting last week’s ruling by an Israeli court.

Year 11 students on the MOTL on Yom Hashoah. From left: Emma Stone, Shani Langer, Aimee Raitman, Jade Laishevsky, Indigo Penn and Jack Zuckerman.

From sorrow to celebrations

THE Australian contingent of March of the Living (MOTL) returned home this week after an emotional journey that saw them shed tears for the victims of the Holocaust in Poland and then cheer for the Jewish State’s birthday a week later in Israel.

NSW Premier Mike Baird speaking at the Yom Ha'atzmaut communal cocktail reception in Sydney on May 12. Photo: Noel Kessel

NSW Premier salutes Israel

NSW Premier Mike Baird spoke of his “life-changing” trip to Israel, and proposed a toast to the Jewish State, when he addressed a 700-strong crowd at the communal Yom Ha’atzmaut reception in Sydney last week.

Malcolm and Lucy Turnbull.

Lucy leads AICC mission to Israel

THE first all-women Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC) mission to Israel is being led this week by Lucy Turnbull, Australia’s first lady and a respected company director in her own right.

Celebrating Israel's 68th birthday.

Happy birthday, Israel!

DESPITE the gloomy weather, the Sydney Jewish community came out in force on Sunday to celebrate Israel’s 68th birthday.