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Senator’s ‘final solution’ speech slammed

Queensland Senator Fraser Anning has come under fire from communal leaders after using the term “final solution” in his maiden speech on the subject of immigration.

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national

A Torah’s odyssey

What do a fragile Torah scroll, a bar mitzvah boy and a government minister have in common? As Peter Kohn discovered, they are entwined in an epic tale of upheaval and renewal.

Honouring our fallen Diggers

Garvan-Weizmann Centre turns one

All set for Melbourne breakfast with Bishop

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sport

Levy laps it up at Para Pan Pacs

Paralympian Matt Levy showed why he remains a force in world swimming last week, setting new PBs and winning medals at the 2018 Para Pan Pacs in Cairns.

Duo kick more karate goals at nationals

Sydney’s Richard Basckin and Yonatan Freund ended the 2018 Australian karate season by winning medals at the national championships in the Sunshine Coast.

international

Arabs protest in Tel Aviv

Thousands of Israeli Arabs, some waving Palestinian flags, gathered in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square last Saturday evening to protest the recent passage of Israel’s nation-state bill enshrining the state’s Jewish character.

Corbyn and Netanyahu spar on Twitter

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has clashed with the Israeli Prime Minister as a row escalated over his presence at an event which included the honouring of a Palestinian suspected of involvement in the Munich Olympics massacre.

arts

Festival to write home about

AN annual and much-anticipated tradition for book lovers, the Sydney Jewish Writers Festival inspires audiences through its dynamic program comprising provocative but respectful conversation, innovative ideas, and heart-tugging tales of survival. Sophie Deutsch takes a look at some of the main events on offer in this year’s festival.

WIZO campaign in full bloom

From skiing sweetheart to poker princess, Molly Bloom’s intriguing memoir about her tumultuous career trajectory was recently adapted into an Oscar-nominated film. Bloom will present as keynote speaker at WIZO’s gala event this month.

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Win a 7 Days in Entebbe DVD

7 Days in Entebbe is based on the 1976 true story of four hijackers who took a plane hostage and forced it to land in Entebbe, Uganda, while they demanded the release

opinion

Hands up if you were born here

Just as the great transforming feature of Australian history since 1945 has been the immigration story, so it’s been for Australian Jewry.

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