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Game shame

AUSTRALIAN games retailers are being urged to follow the example of Games World in Chadstone, which has ceased selling the game Secret Hitler following complaints filed to the Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC). 

Man arrested for Maasarwe murder

Israeli media is reporting that the body of a young woman found near a tram stop in Bundoora yesterday was that of a 21-year-old Israeli student. It is reported that she was studying Chinese and English at Shanghai University, and was in Melbourne as part of an overseas study program.

Divers search Danube for holocaust victims

NEWS that divers from Israeli search-and-rescue organisation ZAKA are this week searching the River Danube in Hungary for the remains of Holocaust victims shot nearly 75 years ago has been welcomed by survivors in Australia.

AUJS campaign receives international award

The Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS) was recognised on the international stage when the organisation won the Campaign of the Year award at last week's World Union of Jewish Students Congress.

Changing the way for young docs

WHEN Dr Jasmin Korbl was growing up, she would eavesdrop on the conversations between her grandparents and their friends in Yiddish and broken English. Together, they lamented their various ailments and while it may have been "a real-life comedy", reflected Korbl, these interactions ignited her interest in medicine. It was a path that she would later pursue – and a vocation for which Korbl is held in high esteem; she recently received the title of the Australia & New Zealand Junior Doctor of the Year. 

Israeli water experts visit

THREE of Israel's leading water experts will visit New South Wales and Queensland this month to tour drought-affected country areas.

Never mix politics and sport

THE Australian Jewish Association (AJA) has been mocked online by a politician and a comedian after it called for the Socceroos to boycott their match this Friday against  the Palestine

When right is wrong

THE holiday tranquillity of the first Saturday of January along Melbourne’s St Kilda foreshore should only be shattered by cries of delight from excited children enjoying the rides in Luna […]

‘Confine these views to the dustbin of history’

JEWISH leaders have joined a legion of Australians condemning an anti-immigration rally in Melbourne on Saturday attended by Queensland senator Fraser Anning, at which neo-Nazi salutes were made and Nazi paraphernalia was displayed.

Oz remembered

ISRAEL and world Jewry have "lost a giant" with the passing of Amos Oz, Executive Council of Australian Jewry co-CEO Peter Wertheim said this week.