All posts tagged Israel

Israel and Gaza: A litany of media distortion and smears

When journalists portray Israelis as the perennial wrongdoers and as a symbol of the world’s ills, when they leave out rational justifications for Israel’s actions, when they hide the true face of Hamas, what they are saying to their audiences is that Jews are the ultimate representation of cruelty and savagery.

Aussie Jews celebrate Netta’s Eurovision win

They didn't need prompting with the lyrics. The thousands of Israelis who descended on Tel Aviv's Rabin Square for the homecoming of Netta Barzilai knew her Eurovision-winning song word for word.

History made as Giro d’Italia starts in Israel

Israel has gone cycling crazy, as one of the world's top bike races moved its opening three stages outside of Europe for the first time – starting in Jerusalem.

Cheng shares his Israel inspiration

Courage to Care NSW ambassador Alpha Cheng – whose father Curtis was tragically shot dead in 2015 by a teenage terrorist outside Parramatta Police Station - revealed he gained inspiration and strength to become a public campaigner for social harmony after a life-changing visit to Israel.

Howard in good spirits at Central

Former Australian prime minister John Howard enjoyed a genuinely warm reception as special guest at a Shabbat service and dinner at Central Shule on March 16, receiving a standing ovation as a proven friend of Israel.

Christian leaders protest in Israel

Christian leaders in Jerusalem have mounted the angriest protest against Israel of recent years, closing the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to express their fury.

Trump: Mixed messages on peace process

US President Donald Trump has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that the time is ripe for an Israeli–Palestinian peace deal.

Israel’s refugee policy ‘an affront to our history and values’

There are currently around 38,000 people seeking asylum in Israel, mainly from Sudan and Eritrea. Some have submitted applications to be recognised as refugees under the UN Convention, but few applications have even been considered and only a small number accepted.

Pollies mark partition anniversary

ISRAEL is "a beacon of democracy in a very troubled neighbourhood", Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on the 70th anniversary of the United Nations (UN) partition resolution which led to the establishment of the country.

‘No plans to relocate embassy’

THE Turnbull government has reiterated it has no plans to move Australia's Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, despite a pledge by Victorian Liberals to open a trade office in the Israeli capital if they win next year's state election.