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Former Aus PMs honoured in Israel

FORMER Australian prime ministers Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott are both in Israel this week receiving honorary doctorates from universities.

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national

Harkov to headline Limmud-Oz

THE Jerusalem Post’s senior Knesset reporter, Lahav Harkov, will present a behind-the-scenes presentation about Israeli politics in Sydney and Melbourne next month.

Upstanders show support

Justice for Malki: Put killer in jail

New Australian ambassador meets community

sport

Grand final glory for Maccabi juniors

TWO Maccabi basketball teams won grand finals on the weekend while another two lost in the biggest match of the season.

Double success on Old Boys’ Day

A BUMPER home crowd at Lyne Park for Maccabi Rugby Club’s annual Old Boys’ and Family Day had plenty to cheer about last Saturday.

international

kotel

Trump: first US president to visit Kotel

President Donald Trump visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to go to the holy site. Trump arrived there under heavy security Monday afternoon with his wife, Melania, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner.

French President Macron withdraws 2nd BDS-supporting candidate

For the second time this month, the party of French President Emmanuel Macron withdrew from its parliamentary elections ticket a candidate who promoted online a boycott of Israel.

arts

Comics flounder in the jungle

AS a mother-daughter adventure caper, Snatched manages to be both terribly old-fashioned and edgily contemporary with two Jewish stars in the lead – comic Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn.

Laughter with Jewish flavour

It was a full house at this year’s Jewish Comedy Showcase, part of the the Sydney Comedy Festival, with plenty of laughs from local and overseas comedians.

competitions

Win tickets to Richard Clayderman

International best selling recording artist and concert performer Richard Clayderman is in Sydney and Melbourne performing concerts at Palais Theatre, Melbourne on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 June, and at the ICC Theatre, Sydney on Monday 5 June. Richard

galleries

opinion

Can one play Wagner with a clear conscience?

Can a composer who died in 1883 – six years before Hitler was born – be damningly identified with his country’s genocide of the Jewish people? writes Vic Alhadeff.

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