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Australian Jewish leaders slam Israeli minister

AUSTRALIAN Jewish leaders have condemned comments by Israel’s new Education Minister Rafi Peretz appearing to endorse gay conversion therapy.

New cemetery gets green light

MORE than 70 per cent of the current Sydney Jewish community is expected to be buried in Sydney's newest cemetery in Varroville.

Victorian government condemns spate of hate

THE Victorian government has condemned a recent spate of antisemitic graffiti as "completely unacceptable", and urged that those responsible be "caught and punished under the law".

VCE coursework material pulled over anti-Israel slur

WHEN Mount Scopus Memorial College student Ramona Chrapot read a sample response in her VCE coursework which claimed that Israel destroys the houses of Arabs living there simply because they are Muslim not Jewish, she could not believe her eyes.

Shabbat forfeit crisis averted

A POTENTIALLY damaging own goal to the spirit of inter-club women's football was averted late on Tuesday, when successful high level negotiations reversed a forced forfeit by Maccabi Caulfield  Women's FC team, who were unable to play their latest scheduled State League 1 Southeast match due to it coinciding with Shabbat. 

‘Hitler was right!’ scrawled on Melbourne wall

VICTORIA Police is investigating after fresh antisemitic graffiti was discovered in Melbourne today (Monday).

A desert promise realised

IT was 1958 when former Israeli prime minister David Ben-Gurion shared his vision of settling Israel's Negev desert with philanthropist Marc Besen in Sde Boker. 

Rabbi’s visit to Torres Strait Island

IT'S difficult – make that impossible – to find kosher food on Thursday Island. But that didn't stop Jewish House CEO Rabbi Mendel Kastel from paying a visit there last week.

Tzipi Livni headed to Australia

ONE of the most high-profile Israeli politicians of the last 15 years will share her insights with Australian audiences next month. 

JCA welcomes acting CEO

A MAJOR shift in JCA's leadership – with Bruce Goldsmith stepping down from the role of CEO and Alain Hasson taking over as acting CEO – has been articulated as "bittersweet" by JCA president Stephen Chipkin.