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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.

Sofer urges unity

IN an unprecedented move, Israel’s new ambassador to Australia Mark Sofer has urged communal organisations to consult with the embassy before releasing public statements on issues concerning the Jewish State.

Rhythms of Africa and Israel

Acclaimed South African singer and cantor Oshy Tugendhaft is currently in Australia starring in his new show Voices, featuring the music of Israel and Africa.

Andrews to visit Israel

VICTORIAN Premier Daniel Andrews will travel to Israel next month, the first sitting Victorian leader to visit there since Steve Bracks 12 years ago.

JNF group recalls Balfour

A GROUP of more than 50 Australians sat in Independence Hall in Tel Aviv last Thursday – in the same room where David Ben-Gurion declared the establishment of the State of Israel – exactly 100 years after the Balfour Declaration was signed.

Israeli singer Noa in concert

Israeli singer Noa, whose albums have sold millions, will be performing in Australia later this month in concerts at Temple Beth Israel in Melbourne and at the Bondi Pavilion Theatre in Sydney.