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Keneally slammed over Auschwitz analogy

AUTHOR Thomas Keneally has come under fire over “outrageous” remarks he made comparing Australia’s policies toward asylum seekers to the lead-up to the Holocaust.

IDF stops Gaza terrorist entering Israel after grenades thrown at troops

The IDF stopped yet another terrorist from entering Israel near the southern community of Kibbutz Nahal Oz, late Thursday night.

Mizrachi Bondi set for upgrade

MIZRACHI Bondi has kicked off its most ambitious project in more than 45 years – raising $2.25 million to refurbish and upgrade the shule to meet the demands of its growing congregation. 

Aussie takes helm of Shoah Foundation

MELBOURNE'S Lee Liberman has been inaugurated as the new chair of the Board of Councillors to the USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education, making her the foundation's first chair to be based outside the United States. 

Trump doubles down on ‘disloyalty’ comments

US President Donald Trump clarified who voters — Jewish or otherwise — are being disloyal to when they vote for Democrats.

Kosher butcher Hadassa to relocate

SYDNEY'S Jewish community could have a "fresh, modern" kosher butcher in time for the High Holy Days with work underway on a new and improved Hadassa Butchery on Hall Street, Bondi Beach.

Michael Danby: A life in politics

IT'S a waste of my time to be a "schlepper backbencher", former Labor MP Michael Danby told the audience at the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies AGM this week when he was asked why he chose to step down from Parliament after two decades.

Australian Jewish leaders react to Omar, Tlaib ban

AUSTRALIAN Jewish leaders have defended Israel's handling of plans by two controversial US Congresswomen to visit there, although some stated that tactically Israel may have blundered.

Merlino tackles ACHPER

VICTORIAN Education Minister James Merlino has announced he expects an unreserved apology and a full public accounting from education resources provider, Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER), after a controversy over how it handled a complaint against anti-Israel study materials.

Poulton quits ALP

TREVOR Poulton, the figure at the centre of a renewed storm over Josh Frydenberg's eligibility to sit in Parliament, has quit the ALP, amid claims antisemitism played a role in the attacks on the Treasurer.