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Building knowledge of Beersheva

THE Australian Light Horsemen’s famous victory in the Battle of Beersheva – 100 years ago next year – is widely known as the turning point in a long campaign.


Peace, Putin and protecting the environment

ISRAEL'S Minister of Environmental Protection Ze’ev Elkin visited Australia this week, meeting with state and federal MPs to try and establish deep cooperation between Israel and Australia in the field of environmental protection.

Treasurer Scott Morrison speaking at the AICC event in Melbourne on September 16.

ScoMo talks tax

Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison has announced the country could sign a formal tax treaty with Israel in the first half of next year.


Peres serious but stable

Doctors noted a slight improvement on Monday in the condition of former president Shimon Peres, as the 93-year-old remained in a serious but stable condition nearly a week after suffering a stroke and bleeding on the brain.


Upsurge in terror

Terrorists have been renewing attacks, keen to convince citizens of Israel that a year on, they still can’t breathe easy.

Chaim Topol in Sydney last week. Photo: Noel Kessel.

Topol: in his own words

Chaim Topol hasn’t graced our screens since 1998, and for a good reason. That was the year he started working on plans for the Jordan River Village, Israel’s only free, fully accessible, overnight retreat which hosts -year-round recreational programs for children living with chronic illnesses, life-threatening diseases, disabilities and special needs.

Palestinian Authority

PA elections put on hold

The Palestinian Authority has put plans for elections on ice, in a move that will save its leaders from likely humiliation at the ballot box.


Fulfilling Ben-Gurion’s dream

THE future of Israel lies in the Negev. That was the message from JNF Victoria at its annual dinner on Tuesday night as state president Helen Shardey and vice-president Ronit Fraid presented projects backed by the organisation.

Rescue personnel digging in the search for missing workers at a construction site collapse in Tel Aviv, Sept. 5, 2016. (JTA)

Death toll rises in construction tragedy

The body of a worker was pulled from the rubble on Tuesday following the collapse of a four-level underground parking structure, bringing the death toll to four.

Julie Bishop (left) with Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. Photo: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO

Bishop meets with Netanyahu

AUSTRALIA looks set to welcome both of Israel’s top leaders, after the Prime Minister and President both told Julie Bishop that they want to make the trip.