All posts tagged Ahron Shapiro

Peak body warns against inaction

COMMUNAL responsibility was the theme of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry’s (ECAJ) annual conference at Melbourne’s Beth Weizmann on Sunday, where the organisation’s achievements over the past year were balanced by a view to the challenges that lie ahead for the Jewish community.

Obama ‘blundered’ with settlement call

AHEAD of his trip to Australia this month, former Ha’aretz editor David Landau reflected on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a phone interview with The AJN on Sunday, identifying mistakes that derailed the peace process and offering suggestions for getting them back on track again.

Israel, Hamas announce surprise Shalit prisoner swap agreement

ISRAELI Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu stunned his country on Tuesday with a surprise announcement that a tentative prisoner exchange deal had been reached with Hamas to secure the release of

Australia defends UNESCO decision

THE Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) last week defended its decision not to vote against a recent UNESCO resolution censuring Israel over its intention to reconstruct the bridge approach to the Mughrabi Gate in Jerusalem.

Can unity moderate Hamas?

MIDDLE East expert Professor Elie Podeh believes it is too early to judge the nature of the reconstituted Palestinian Authority (PA) following the recent Fatah-Hamas unity agreement.

Philanthropic Fox feted

TRUCKING magnate and philanthropist Lindsay Fox was honoured with the illustrious B’nai B’rith Australia/New Zealand Gold Medal at the Palladium at Melbourne’s Crown Casino last week. Federal Opposition Leader Tony […]

Israeli scientists offer new hop for kangaroos

SKIPPY may have a little more bounce in his hop this week, with the news that scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have perfected an innovative treatment for potentially deadly periodontal diseases in kangaroos.