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Sixty Minutes

Media disgrace

EDITORIAL Almost 2000 killed in just 10 days. No, not a statement regarding the current conflict in Gaza but the latest statistic to emerge from Syria, a country whose bloody civil war has raged for more than three years.

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Pollies’ one-sided letter

COMMUNAL leaders have blasted a letter signed by over 40 Australian politicians, calling for Israel to end its operation in Gaza, as one-sided. The letter is an initiative of


Obama and UN officially calls for unconditional cease-fire

The UN Security Council made a statement Monday urging Israel and Hamas to implement an unconditional humanitarian truce.


Anti-Israel protesters burn flags

THE Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS) has condemned the burning of an Australian and Israeli flag outside the Melbourne office of the Department of Foreign Affairs and


Call of the wild

TEN years ago Israeli-born Ofer Levy, who had settled in Australia only two years earlier, decided to turn his love for photography into his profession. That decision has paid


Snapshot of life in Jaffa

THE Israeli city of Jaffa on the edge of Tel Aviv has a diverse population of around 46,000 residents – Jews, Christians and Muslims – and a history


Palestinian unity deal a blow for Israel

ISRAEL suffered a double blow this week, as a Hamas-backed Palestinian government was sworn in, and the United States announced that it will work with the new administration. The

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West Bank runners warned in advance

AN organiser of Pat Farmer’s 1450 kilometre Middle East Peace Run has described the barring of a group of Israelis from joining the run in a section of


An insight into AFL greats

TWO of the greatest AFL players of all time addressed a packed crowd at the Friends of Maccabi luncheon earlier this week, with former Geelong icon Gary Ablett

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Hockey hails community

THE country’s media descended on an Australia–Israel Chamber of Commerce function last week to hear  treasurer Joe Hockey (pictured) deliver his final address on the state of the country’s

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