All posts tagged Shmuel Ben-Shmuel

L’hitraot Shmuel Ben-Shmuel

AFTER four years in the role, outgoing Israeli ambassador to Australia Shmuel Ben-Shmuel told the NSW Jewish community’s leaders how sad he is to be heading home.

Shoah righteous recognised

IN German-occupied Holland, Cornelis and Aaltje van Meurs took the ultimate risk – they rescued a Jewish boy. This week, Cornelis and Aaltje were posthumously presented with the Righteous Among the Nations award in Melbourne.

Erlich to meet PM

CHILD sexual abuse survivor Dassi Erlich is set to meet with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday as she escalates her campaign to have former Adass Israel principal Malka Leifer extradited to Australia.

Bishop: No mission in Jerusalem

Just weeks after promising to look into the prospect of establishing an Australian diplomatic presence in Jerusalem, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has ruled out the possibility.

Changing of the NCJWA guard

FORMER AJN Canberra correspondent Sylvia Deutsch and Sydney’s Victoria Nadel were jointly appointed to lead the National Council of Jewish Women of Australia (NCJWA) at the organisation’s annual plenary in Canberra this week.

Berejiklian toasts the State of Israel

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian proposed a toast to the State of Israel at a communal Yom Ha’atzmaut function on Tuesday night (May 2).

New ambassador to Australia

Israel’s Foreign Ministry has chosen British-born diplomat Mark Sofer as its next ambassador to Australia.

History in the making

A sea of security personnel, dignitaries, photographers and police welcomed Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s first sitting Prime Minister to step on Australian soil, as he arrived in Sydney in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

‘We can never remain silent’

“To speak about Auschwitz isn’t easy and it never will be easy,” said Holocaust survivor Olga Horak in her testimony. “Our generation was betrayed by mankind."

Firm friends at ZFA

Federal Minister Mitch Fifield confirmed he's a staunch supporter of Israel and Jews when delivering the keynote speech at ZFA's 2016 biennial conference.