All posts tagged Arsen Ostrovsky

‘Enough is enough’

This week marks five years since Israeli soldier Lt. Hadar Goldin was killed by Hamas in the midst of a humanitarian cease-fire during Operation Protective Edge, writes Arsen Ostrovsky.

AFL in the Holy Land

IT may not have been quite up there with Cazaly, but Australia's embassy in Israel hosted an Australian Rules Football tournament featuring dozens of Australian ex-pats (pictured) at Tel Aviv's Hayarkon Park recently to help celebrate the start of the AFL  season in Australia.

The deck of cards is stacked entirely against Israel

THE United Nations has long been a place of darkness for the Jewish people and the State of Israel, but nevertheless, it is always an eye-opening experience to witness it first-hand.

Recognition of Jerusalem

COMMUNAL leaders were optimistic this week amid reports that Australia would officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Bibi, May commemorate Balfour centenary

Israeli officials are delighted by the embrace they got in London for the centenary of the Balfour Declaration – breathing a sigh of relief that what could have been a nightmare occasion went off so smoothly.

Israel counts cost of fires

Israelis are getting their heads around the mark that “arson terror” combined with dry weather has left on their country.

Aussie Arsen takes on the UN

FORMER Australasian Union of Jewish Students political officer Arsen Ostrovsky addressed the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva on Monday on behalf of the World Jewish Congress.

UN anti-Semitism session welcomed

THE first-ever meeting of the United Nations General Assembly to deal specifically with the rising tide of anti-Semitism has been met with cautious optimism by local Jewish leaders.