All posts tagged Israel

Lending Headspace in Israel a helping hand

WITH the opening of Headspace’s second centre in Israel imminent, the Australian who took the model to the Holy Land says the ultimate vision is a “nation-wide network” of centres.

Politicians raise their glasses to Israel

STATE politicians and supporters of Israel gathered at Queens Hall in Victoria's Parliament earlier this week to celebrate Israel's 71st birthday.

Israel-NSW ties endure

ISRAELI ambassador to Australia Mark Sofer announced unequivocally at Israel's 71st Independence Day celebration on Tuesday evening that the Jewish community of NSW is one of the best, if not the best, community he has worked with during his 39 years in the foreign ministry.

Roger Waters, you do need some education

It seems that when it comes to the Jewish State, Roger Waters lives by the Another Brick in the Wall creed that we don't need no education, writes Uri Butnaru.

Resilience in the face of adversity

Hope has been as fundamental to Israel's survival as our most sophisticated defence systems, writes Rebecca Davis.

Yom Hazikaron: ‘Because of them, we are alive’

TUESDAY night’s Yom Hazikaron commemorations in Sydney and Melbourne struck a particularly emotional chord, following the loss of four Israeli lives over the weekend as a result of Hamas rocket fire from Gaza.

A walk to remember

EACH year more than 10,000 people from around the world descend on Auschwitz to take part in March of the Living (MOTL). Coinciding with Yom Hashoah last week, together they took the three-kilometre walk to Birkenau – a silent tribute to all victims of the Holocaust. 

Australian artists reject Eurovision boycott

AUSTRALIANS Ilan Kidron, Lior and Deborah Conway have joined over 100 other entertainment industry identities to reject calls for a boycott of next week's Eurovision Song Contest.

‘There’ll always be a hole in our hearts’

THE rockets have stopped, but the tears continue. 

Jerusalem or Tel Aviv?

IT is an age-old debate, even more polarising than the Melbourne versus Sydney argument. Jerusalem or Tel Aviv?