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epa04750710 Pope Francis (R) exchanges gifts with Palestinian authority President Mahmoud Abbas (L) during a private audience at the Vatican, 16 May 2015. Person in the center not identified. The Vatican finalized a treaty recognizing Palestine as a state just this week, making Abbas's private audience with Pope Francis on Saturday particularly significant.  EPA/ALBERTO PIZZOLI / POOL

Vatican recognition of Palestine denounced

THE Vatican’s decision to formally recognise a Palestinian state “discourages the only way to a true and lasting peace”, the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) said this week.
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ZFA weighs in on soccer spat

THE Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) has called on soccer’s international governing body FIFA to show the red card to Palestinian attempts to get Israel and Israeli teams banned from international competitions.


Bibi under fire for lurch to right

FEARS that Israel’s new government will hinder rather than help the already faltering peace process, as well as deepen Jerusalem’s rift with the US and other Western countries have been echoed in Australia.


‘Recognise the Armenian genocide’

JEWISH communal leaders in Australia this week voiced their support for international recognition of the Armenian genocide, a century after the persecution of Armenians within the Ottoman Empire led to the deaths of well over a million people.


‘Deep concern’ over Iran nuclear deal

LOCAL communal leaders have joined the chorus of concern from Israel over the deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program.


Reaction to Bibi victory

COMMUNAL leaders have welcomed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s success at last week’s election.


Israel-IS conspiracy jibe slammed

VICTORIA’S Education Minister and his Liberal shadow have both condemned the comments of a Melbourne Muslim college principal who has claimed Islamic State (IS) is an Israeli-American conspiracy.

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A Russian ‘revolution’ Down Under

THE first-ever Limmud FSU (former Soviet Union) festival in Australia was held last weekend, with around 200 people descending on Lorne, Victoria for two days of Russian-Jewish culture, identity, learning and family fun.

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Israel votes: The view from Australia

ISRAELIS head to the polls next Tuesday in what is tipped to be one of the country’s tightest elections in years.


Get ready for Russian Limmud

LIMMUD FSU (former Soviet Union) – one of the biggest Russian-speaking Jewish events in the world – is coming to Melbourne next month.