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Melbourne rallies for Israel

FROM a sea of almost 2000 protesters at a community rally for Israel, Maya Zipman, a diminutive Melbourne grandmother, stepped forward, holding a piece of paper, on which she had written a prayer for her grandson, an Israeli soldier currently in Gaza. In a quavering voice, she asked Zionist Council of Victoria president Sam Tatarka to read it out, which he did.

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New forum for Russian Jews

A NEW organisation has been set up specifically for Russian Jews in Australia. The Australian Forum of Russian Speaking Jewry (AFRJ) was officially launched in Melbourne on July 9,

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Outrage at murder of Palestinian teen

JEWISH organisations in Australia condemned the murder of a Palestinian youth in East Jerusalem, as reports emerged that six Jewish suspects have been arrested in relation to the

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A Taglit shalom and bon voyage

IT’S the trip of a lifetime for 160 young adults from Sydney and Melbourne, and as they prepared for their visit to Israel on the Taglit-Birthright program through


Community mourns ‘our boys’

HUNDREDS of mourners were expected to flock to a memorial service for murdered Israeli teenagers Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Yifrach at Moriah College on Wednesday night,

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Abbott, leaders condemn horrific murders

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has written personally to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to express Australia’s sympathy and sorrow in the wake of the brutal slayings of the

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Bibi postpones Australia trip

BENJAMIN Netanyahu has postponed a trip to Australia in mid-July in the wake of the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers last week. Netanyahu, who was due to arrive in

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Kidnappings are ‘an act of outrage’

JEWISH communal organisations in Australia have condemned the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers by Hamas terrorists in the West Bank. Israeli security forces launched a full-scale search and made

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Sydney prays for kidnapped teens

MORE than 1000 members of Sydney’s Jewish community gathered in solidarity on Monday evening, praying for the safe return of the three kidnapped teenagers in Israel. Approximately 800 people


Melbourne prays for kidnapped teens

IT was standing room only at Caulfield Shul on Monday night as the community banded together to show solidarity with the three Israeli teenagers reportedly kidnapped by Hamas

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