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ABC coverage bombs

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has lodged an official complaint with the ABC over its coverage of events in Israel and Gaza last weekend.

OBK kneads government’s dough

PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull put his cooking skills to the test when announcing a $48,000 grant to upgrade Our Big Kitchen's (OBK) security system during a visit there last Friday, but the real star was his four-year-old grandson, Jack.

MDA to open Israel’s first mothers’ milk bank

Australian Friends of Magen David Adom plans to open Israel’s first mother’s milk bank later this year to increase survival rates for seriously ill babies.

Monash sculpture unveiled in Canberra

A sculpture commemorating the pivotal role of General Sir John Monash in World War I has been unveiled at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra to mark the centenary of the landmark Battle of Hamel.

Aussie pollies hold talks in Israel

IT was a meeting of former prime ministers when Israel's Ehud Olmert and Australia's Tony Abbott took the stage to address the Strategic Leadership Conference gala dinner at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem on Sunday. 

Ehud Barak for JNF

FORMER Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak will be the keynote speaker at JNF Australia's annual dinner events in August and September.

‘No intent’ to disrespect victims

THE director of a eyewear company that filmed a promotional video at a concentration camp has told The AJN that it was never his intent to cause offence.

An undefeated champion

TRIBUTES from across the political divide have flowed for Michael Danby, who announced last week that after seven elections, 20 years and thousands of communal gatherings, he will be bowing out of politics at the next federal election.

Australia ‘worthy of being spat on’

A LIBERAL and a Labor MP have condemned a Palestinian official's toxic reaction to Australia's decision to cease direct funding to the Palestinian Authority (PA) after concerns Australia's taxpayer dollars were being used to pay stipends to families of terrorists killed, injured or imprisoned by Israel.

Women of Worth weekend set to inspire Sydney

More than 20 inspiring Australian Jewish women from all walks of life will headline the inaugural Women of Worth (WOW) festival's 14 sessions on July 28 and 29 as part of The Great Synagogue's 140th anniversary celebrations.