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Year 11 students on the MOTL on Yom Hashoah. From left: Emma Stone, Shani Langer, Aimee Raitman, Jade Laishevsky, Indigo Penn and Jack Zuckerman.

From sorrow to celebrations

THE Australian contingent of March of the Living (MOTL) returned home this week after an emotional journey that saw them shed tears for the victims of the Holocaust in Poland and then cheer for the Jewish State’s birthday a week later in Israel.

NSW Premier Mike Baird speaking at the Yom Ha'atzmaut communal cocktail reception in Sydney on May 12. Photo: Noel Kessel

NSW Premier salutes Israel

NSW Premier Mike Baird spoke of his “life-changing” trip to Israel, and proposed a toast to the Jewish State, when he addressed a 700-strong crowd at the communal Yom Ha’atzmaut reception in Sydney last week.

Malcolm and Lucy Turnbull.

Lucy leads AICC mission to Israel

THE first all-women Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC) mission to Israel is being led this week by Lucy Turnbull, Australia’s first lady and a respected company director in her own right.

Celebrating Israel's 68th birthday.

Happy birthday, Israel!

DESPITE the gloomy weather, the Sydney Jewish community came out in force on Sunday to celebrate Israel’s 68th birthday.

John Kaye.

Jewish MP John Kaye mourned

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.

IsraAID's Hagit Krakov at Tuesday's event. Photo: Noel Kessel.

Taking Israeli aid to the world

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.

Mike Baird. Photo: Noel Kessel.

Baird: ‘Next week in Jerusalem’

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.

Eldad Beck speaking to students at the University of Sydney last week. Photo: Noel Kessel.

Insights into the Mid East

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.

Lee Rhiannon.

‘Greens out of touch’

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”.

Australian students in Israel at a StandWithUs event.

StandWithUs launching locally

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.