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JOHN Kaye, the only Jewish member of the NSW Legislative Council, died after a short battle with cancer at the age of 60 on Monday.
MISSION leader for IsraAID Hagit Krakov told an audience in Sydney on Tuesday that the Israel-based humanitarian organisation has faced a backlash from other non-government organisations (NGOs) during the course of its global emergency response and disaster relief work.
MEDICAL cannabis, cutting-edge technologies and Israeli breakfasts … just some of the items on the agenda for NSW Premier Mike Baird when he visits Israel next week.
HOW hatred of Israel contributed to the failure of the Arab Spring, and the Arab world’s shocking treatment of Palestinian refugees were among the topics addressed by Israeli journalist Eldad Beck when he spoke at the University of Sydney last week.
A GREENS Senate motion that called on the federal government to halt military cooperation and military trade with Israel demonstrates “how naive and out of touch the Greens are with the realities of life in the Middle East”.
PLANS are underway to launch an Australian branch of the international Israel education and advocacy organisation StandWithUs, with the local chapter aiming to educate Jews and non-Jews with facts about the Holy Land.
A SOLD-OUT auditorium greeted former Israel Defence Forces chief Benny Gantz at the United Israel Appeal’s (UIA’s) general division eastern suburbs function on Monday night.
TWO years ago, 28 resolutions overwhelmingly critical of Israel were prepared for the 2014 NSW Labor Party conference. Not one came close to supporting Israel.
“A REPUDIATION of hardline anti-Israel sentiment”, a “rebuff of bullies and censors”, “sensible”, “balanced”, “rational” and “measured” ... just some of the ways Labor MPs and communal leaders have this week described the resolution that was passed on the Israel-Palestine issue at the NSW Labor state conference last Sunday.
SENIOR Labor officials reaffirmed the party’s support for Israel at a meeting with members of the Australia-Israel Labor Dialogue (AILD) and several Jewish community leaders in Sydney last week.