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Betar turns 90 in new bayit

NINETY years on from its establishment, Betar Australia has opened the doors of a new home for future generations of the movement, in a ceremony drawing 200 people.

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Standing ovations for Sharansky

NATAN Sharansky gave a fascinating insight into his journey, from Soviet refusenik to head of the Jewish Agency for Israel, during appearances in Sydney and Melbourne. The former Soviet


Chester calls it a day

SERVING four consecutive two-year terms as Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) president – an innings of eight years – means gathering a load of memories, but for Philip

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Sharansky headed Down Under

APART from his role as chairman of the Jewish Agency, there is a personal dimension to Natan Sharansky’s visit to Australia next month – a son-in-law made aliyah


Johannson lauded for quitting Oxfam

AUSTRALIAN Jewish leaders have praised actress Scarlett Johansson for quitting her role as a global ambassador for Oxfam after the charity censured her for becoming the new face


Community leaders praise Mandela

JEWISH communal leaders have added their voices to the worldwide flood of tributes for anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela. South Africa’s first black president passed away last Friday at the


Nuclear deal lets Iran ‘buy time’

ISRAEL watchers in Australia are sceptical about a deal hatched between Iran and the West to curb the Tehran regime’s nuclear program in return for easing sanctions. The six-month

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Lamm tipped for ZFA presidency

COMMUNAL leader Danny Lamm has been approached to stand for the presidency of the Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) at its annual general meeting in March next year. Lamm,

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Julia Gillard honoured by community

IT was an atmosphere of mutual admiration as former prime minister Julia Gillard accepted the prestigious Jerusalem Prize on Tuesday evening, bestowed on her by the Zionist Council


ZFA furore erupts over J Street critique

A ZIONIST Federation Australia (ZFA) email criticising American Zionist advocacy group J Street has sparked controversy with some younger members of the Jewish community saying they felt alienated

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