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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.

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Embassy honours righteous rescuer

A POLISH Catholic merchant who risked his life to save Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II was honoured at a ceremony at the Israeli Embassy in Canberra on Tuesday.

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‘An act of pure evil’

TONY Abbott has described the terrorist attack at a Jerusalem synagogue that killed five people as “an act of pure evil”.


Opening night at Jewish film festival

THERE was plenty of excitement at the opening of this year’s Jewish International Film Festival at the Classic Cinemas, Elsternwick on November 5, which got under way with the premiere of the Israeli divorce drama, Gett, The Trial of Viviane […]

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Media disgrace

EDITORIAL Almost 2000 killed in just 10 days. No, not a statement regarding the current conflict in Gaza but the latest statistic to emerge from Syria, a country whose bloody civil war has raged for more than three years.

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Pollies’ one-sided letter

COMMUNAL leaders have blasted a letter signed by over 40 Australian politicians, calling for Israel to end its operation in Gaza, as one-sided.


Obama and UN officially calls for unconditional cease-fire

The UN Security Council made a statement Monday urging Israel and Hamas to implement an unconditional humanitarian truce.


Anti-Israel protesters burn flags

THE Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS) has condemned the burning of an Australian and Israeli flag outside the Melbourne office of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) by students believed to be from the Socialist Alternative.


Call of the wild

TEN years ago Israeli-born Ofer Levy, who had settled in Australia only two years earlier, decided to turn his love for photography into his profession. That decision has paid off with a busy photography business, a string of awards for […]

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