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Palestinian succah visitors arrested

Four Palestinians finally walked free on Sunday, after being detained for an unusual misdemeanour – visiting a succah.

Cap: Feeding the roos at Gan Garoo. Photos: Almog Dvir.

Israelis enjoy Oz-inspired Succot

Some 12,000 Israelis made daytrips to Australia during the Succot holiday ... kind of.


Lieberman: ‘Disarm and we’ll rebuild Gaza’

Israel will help to rebuild Gaza if Hamas disarms, the Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman has told a Palestinian newspaper.

US Secretary of State John Kerry with Benjamin Netanyahu last year.

Washington, Jerusalem clash over settlements

The United Nations is expected to intensify Israel’s diplomatic woes on Friday with a special meeting about the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Rachel Weisz stars as academic Deborah Lipstadt in the courtroom drama Denial.

A feast of film

This year’s Jewish International Film Festival is bigger than ever, with top Israeli films and overseas productions – and an Australian documentary – dominating the line-up.

Dave Sharma at the Ozraeli Gala.

Diplomacy with a difference

IN one of the most unusual diplomatic functions that Israel has seen, 350 people packed into a Jaffa courtyard to toast Australia-Israel “mateship”.

The cover of the booklet.

Labor Friends of Palestine booklet ‘demonises’ Israel

A BOOKLET produced by Australian Labor Friends of Palestine accusing the “pro-Israel lobby” of sending politicians, party officials and journalists to Israel to get a “carefully orchestrated, one-sided perspective” on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been slammed as “disingenuous” by communal leaders.


The hawk who became a dove

SHIMON Peres was a Pole who became an icon of Israel. He was a hawk who became the country’s most famous dove. He was a man who struggled for years to endear himself to the public – and finally became a national treasure.


Bibi in the States

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is back home from a high-stakes trip to America. The visit put Israel’s most important alliance under a microscope, with so much riding on it. But how much of what he hoped to achieve from the visit will come to pass?


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.