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Fury over Q&A tweet

A tweet drawing equivalence between Israel and ISIS that appeared on-screen during Monday’s edition of Q&A has caused communal outrage.

Sgt. Elor Azaria

Azaria trial underway

One of the most dramatic court cases in Israeli military history got into full swing this week, as prosecutors cross-examined an IDF soldier who fatally shot a Palestinian who was lying on the ground.

Israel, Turkey coup

Netanyahu: failed Turkey coup will not affect reconciliation with Israel

A reconciliation deal between Israel and Turkey will not be affected by the attempted military coup, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

Israel's Ambassador to Australia, Shmuel Ben-Shmuel, presents the Start Tel Aviv 2016 winner’s certificate to Julie Bray from Konnective on July 11. Photo: Shane Desiatnik.

Aussie start-up stars shine

Israel is known around the world as the start-up nation and a leader in workforce gender equality, but Australia is also becoming a significant player on both counts, judging by the quality of entries in the Australian final of the Start Tel Aviv 2016 competition.

Moshe Ya’alon is set to speak at the function, which will raise money to hlep fight poverty in a combined effort between WIZO and The Joint

Joining forces to fight poverty

The Joint and WIZO have joined forces for the first time since 1967, and will hold a joint event next month to help Israelis living on the margins.

Founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg speaking Mobile World Congress 2015 at the Fira Gran Via complex in Barcelona, Spain.

Facebook under fire

Israel has responded to the latest terror by angrily pointing fingers at the Palestinian leadership and at Facebook – and by taking some major policy moves.

Terror victim Hallel Yaffa Ariel

Terror victims mourned

The family of the latest terror victim sat Shiva this week, as the mother of the terrorist, a boy just four years older than his victim, lauded him as a hero.

Batsheva Dance Company dancers test the boundaries on stage.

Dance of a lifetime

Israeli filmmaker Tomer Heymann spent eight years making a documentary about Batsheva Dance Company’s artistic director Ohad Naharin. After breaking box office records in Israel, the film is now in Australia.

Greens candidate for Kingsford Smith, James Macdonald.

Greens candidate slams Israel

Greens candidate James Macdonald, in an electorate with a large portion of Jewish voters (Kingsford Smith), told The AJN this week that “a Jewish homeland built on atrocities and exclusivity would be a disaster for human rights and justice”.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron

Brexit fallout for UK Jews, Israel

WHILE the world comes to terms with the British public’s vote to cede from the European Union (Brexit), and its domestic and international implications, fears have been raised about how