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Betar turns 90 in new bayit

NINETY years on from its establishment, Betar Australia has opened the doors of a new home for future generations of the movement, in a ceremony drawing 200 people.

Bionic legs at Beth Weizmann

WHEN former IDF soldier Radi Kaiuf was shot by Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon in 1988, he was told that he would never walk again.

Jewish education failing to make the grade

A GROUNDBREAKING study highlighting weaknesses in the way Hebrew and Jewish studies are being taught at Jewish schools across Australia has been welcomed by Australian Jewish educators, who agree with the findings that Australian Jewry has entered a “new era” and curriculums must be revised accordingly.

MP sparks ‘Holocaust’ furore

STATE Upper House MP Bernie Finn has thrown his weight behind a pro-life Facebook page called “Silent Holocaust”, a move that has angered Holocaust survivors in Melbourne.

Changing the tone on Israel

PHILLIP Salvador, 24, is a Catholic scout leader and Israeli Air Force veteran. Salma Aboganem, 55, is a Muslim bedouin and former Israeli Defence Forces veteran. Rani Sneh, 25, is a gay Jewish student living in Israel. They may not be household names, but their stories are the focus of a new campaign by the Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS), designed to educate tertiary students about the real Israel.

Top prize for Taskforce

THE Jewish Taskforce Against Family Violence (JTAFV) has been recognised for its outstanding contribution to the empowerment of women in the community by the Australian Centre for Leadership for Women

New commissioner calls for 18C axing

AUSTRALIA’S new Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson (pictured) has called for Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act to be axed “in its entirety”. In an exclusive interview with The […]

Parliamentary spat over Sharon

A CONDOLENCE motion on the death of former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon in Parliament last week, became the subject of a heated debate as political point-scoring got the better […]

‘I would get on a boat’

FORMER prime minister Malcolm Fraser has challenged Tony Abbott’s border protection policy in an evocative video created by Jewish Aid Australia (JAA), as part of the organisation’s campaign to promote […]

‘Australia is our iron dome’

ISRAEL’S Minister of Economy, Minister of Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs Naftali Bennett declared there is “no one stronger and more connected to Israel” than Australia, at an Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC) lunch last Friday.