All posts tagged New Israel Fund

Bibi author at Writers’ Festival

The Holocaust, Bibi, cybercrime and the colour blue are some of the disparate topics that Jewish authors will speak about at this year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival.

‘A betrayal of Jewish values’

THE Benjamin Netanyahu-brokered merger of Israel's Jewish Home party with the far-right Jewish Power has been met with unanimous concern from Australia's peak Jewish groups.

Probe Breaking the Silence

IN a move that is sure to spark outrage among wide sections of the Jewish community, the executive director of controversial Israeli group Breaking The Silence is visiting Australia next month, as a guest of the New Israel Fund.

Israel embassy backs controversial singer’s tour

Israel's embassy has thrown its support behind concerts in Australia by controversial Israeli entertainer Achinoam Nini, aka Noa, after a spate of "vile and vitriolic" comments from within the Jewish community.

Local leaders condemn Netanyahu u-turn

THE Netanyahu government’s reversal of its plans for an egalitarian prayer space at the Kotel and its decision to retain the Orthodox rabbinate’s monopoly on conversions have drawn fire from Australian Jewish leaders.

Visiting Israeli snubbed

AUSTRALIAN Jewish leaders distanced themselves from Israeli former MK Moshe Feiglin, who was in Australia this week.

‘Attackers repudiate sacred values of Judaism’

THOSE responsible for last Friday’s arson attack in the West Bank that claimed the life of an 18-month old Palestinian boy “have repudiated the sacred values of Judaism”, the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) said this week.

Giving through a gender lens

THE notion that gender inequality is no longer an issue – that we are living in a post-feminist era where women enjoy full access and equality – is a common

Outspoken pundits on NIF’s invite list

IRVING Wallach (pictured) is planning an eventful period for the New Israel Fund (NIF) Australia, after being elected its second president at the annual meeting last Sunday.

Women of Australia honour Women of Wall

FIVE female stalwarts of the Australian Jewish community have joined women from across the globe in contributing to a publication celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Israeli women’s rights organisation Women of the Wall.