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Can dealmaker make the ultimate deal?

Did Donald Trump’s whistlestop trip to the region actually achieve anything or was it simply a chance for him to escape the whirlwind of hostile headlines back home and bask in the adoration that a president usually expects during the honeymoon period following his inauguration?

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Bashir receives Technion doctorate

WATCHING Technion Australia’s patron, Professor Dame Marie Bashir, being presented with an honorary doctorate on May 14 provided extra inspiration for an unprecedented five Australian students selected to attend Technion’s prestigious SciTech International Summer Camp in Haifa in July.

Abbott honoured in Israel

MP’s Israel motion draws flak

Emotional send-off for Maccabiah athletes


Training pays off for Jewish gymnasts

AFTER months of intensive preparation, seven Jewish athletes with talent to burn will be in action at the 2017 Australian Gymnastics Championships over the next week at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena.

Like grandad, like granddaughter

THE 2017 Maccabiah Games is set to be one of the most special Games in its 85-year history because there are more than 500 Australian athletes attending. It will be extra special for the Weill family, who will be supporting two family members this year.



Music to Bibi’s ears

DONALD Trump left Israel on Tuesday after a whirlwind trip in which he made history as the first sitting US President to visit the Kotel – and appearing optimistic that he can go down in history as the man who will make peace.

‘I feared the worst’

A JEWISH father in England said he feared that his 14-year-old daughter and her three friends could have been killed by the suicide bomber who murdered at least 22 people in the Manchester Arena on Monday.


World of jazz from Tal and friends

Winning a music competition at the Sydney Opera House saw jazz pianist Tal Cohen win a $15,000 grant to make the album of his dreams, writes Yael Brender.

Starry ride for a Batsheva dancer

After 10 years with Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company, Bobbi Jene Smith moved back to the United States to further her career. Hannah Brown reports.


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



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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