All posts tagged Israel

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Beck breaks out in wily display

ISRAELI golfer Laetitia Beck finished a stellar 27th after four days of competition at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open, which was held over the weekend at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Black Rock.
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‘World changers’ visit Israel

A VISIT to Israel by a delegation of Indonesian scholars last month has “the potential to change the world”, says the local communal leader who led it.

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Foley stands up for Israel

NEW NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley says he is inspired by the bridge-building work the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD) does with the local Muslim community.


BDS threatens to resurface

THE anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign has again reared its head, following a renewed push by some Australian academics to boycott Israeli universities.

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Ahmed: Sunrise broadcast ‘obscene’

A FIERY debate has broken out between acclaimed physician and journalist Dr Qanta Ahmed and Channel Seven’s Weekend Sunrise program, after the former accused the breakfast show of reducing her to “a vapid tool serving the malignant media construct of a two-dimensional anti-Semitic caricature of Zionism”.

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Former Victorian top cop an ‘inspiring leader

COMMUNAL leaders have paid tribute to Victoria’s outgoing Chief Commissioner Ken Lay, who announced last week he would be hanging up his policeman’s uniform to care for his wife Christine, who is suffering from a serious illness.

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Atlas omitting Israel pulped

ONE of the world’s leading publishing houses has apologised for leaving Israel off the map in an atlas for children it sells to English-speaking schools in the Middle East.

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Australia votes against Palestinian statehood

IN its final act as a member of the United Nations Security Council, Australia was last week one of just two countries to vote against a motion proposing Palestinian statehood.


Spying for Shin Bet

ISRAELI director Nadav Schirman’s intriguing documentary, The Green Prince, is about a 17-year-old Palestinian cultivated as a spy for the Israeli security service Shin Bet, and the improbable friendship that developed over many years between the spy and his handler, […]

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Three cheers for Chester

THE Zionist Council of Victoria (ZCV), Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) and World Zionist Organisation this week honoured Philip Chester’s contribution to the Zionist movement and dedication to strengthening Australia’s ties with Israel by awarding him the prestigious Jerusalem Prize at its annual assembly.