180 Years of Australian Jewish Newspaper History Going Online

200,000 pages of historic press to be digitized, fully searchable online.

Jerusalem Court Rules Malka Leifer Will be Extradited to Australia

A psychiatric panel in January decided that the alleged sex offender, who escaped to Israel from Australia, is mentally fit to stand trial and has been feigning mental illness.

Court Calls Accused Pedophile Leifer an Impostor, Extradition to Australia Next

"The injustice to her victims, young girls in Melbourne, that lasted for more than six years, was outrageous."

’18 for 18′ Initiative a Smashing Success Across Australia, New Zealand this lag B’Omer

According to data analytics, more than 40,000 Jewish people of all ages gathered online for this inspiring event.

Israel Joins Alliance of Countries that Beat the Coronavirus

The exclusive club's leaders have agreed to continue meeting online every two weeks.

President Rivlin Rings the Bell at Sydney’s Securities Exchange

The president expressed his hope that the double taxation avoidance treaty signed recently between the two countries will allow further broadening of business cooperation.

Rivlin Visits Brushfire Victims in Australian Wildlife Hospital

Tens of thousands of Australians tried to rescue wild animals from the fires.

Australian Parliament in Bipartisan Demand to Extradite Malka Leifer

“We have been exceptionally patient in this case, but enough is enough,” Liberal MP and former Australian ambassador to Israel Dave Sharma said

Swastikas on Synagogue as New Zealanders Spar over Absence at Holocaust Forum

“I’m upset and outraged by it—that we are targeted like that—but at the same time I’m not entirely surprised,” said Temple Sinai chair Matthew Smith.

Jerusalem Zoo Sends Aid to Help Animals Injured in Australia Fires

Many are concerned that several species that only exist in Australia may become extinct because of the fires.

Panel Finds Alleged Sex Offender Malka Leifer Mentally Fit to Stand Trial

In the coming days, the Jerusalem District Court will determine whether to extradite her back to her country, where she is wanted for sex offenses.

Jerusalem Zoo Sends Aid to Help Animals Injured in Australia Fires

Critical donations are being sent in the wake of the massive brush fires that have resulted in the death of millions of species since September.

Queen Elizabeth Honors Two New Zealand Jews

John Barnett of Auckland was awarded the Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, Bob Nerev was honored as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Zionist Australians Slam Promotion of Litzman who Supported Alleged Melbourne Pedophile

“On behalf of the Australian Jewish Community, I implore you to reconsider this appointment until the investigation into Yaakov Litzman has concluded.”

5 Confirmed Dead, 10 Missing in New Zealand Volcano Eruption

"Based on the information we have, we do not believe there are any survivors on the island."

Supreme Court Rejects Malka Leifer’s Appeal, Psych Eval Today

In early 2019, Police launched an investigation against various officials, including Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman (UTJ), on suspicion of obstruction of justice in Leifer's case.

Jewish Boy Forced to Kiss Feet of Muslim Classmate in Melbourne Park

The Education Department denied responsibility for the shocking incident, because it did not take place on school grounds.

Bar Ilan Researchers Discover Major Changes in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Coral reefs are highly sensitive to environmental change. Multiple stressors, in isolation or in combination, may lead to dramatic deterioration that can result in loss of reefs and their ecological services for many years.

Court Releases Malka Leifer to House Arrest Pending Psych Eval

In June, a court appointed psychiatric panel decided that Leifer was manipulative and did not appear to be mentally ill at all.

Rockland Declares Measles Outbreak Over Even as Disease Migrates to Pacific Islands

According to the Rockland Health Commissioner, "almost 1,200 residents were actively monitored to help contain the outbreak."

Nauru Island Becomes Tiniest Nation to Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

Nauru has only a handful of embassies in the world, but the Foreign Ministry considers that the tiny island country would open an embassy in Israel in the future, guess where.

While 50% of Australia’s Wealthiest Are Jewish, 20% of Australia’s Jews Live in Poverty

Older Jews who sell their homes and move to more affordable quarters also give up their social connections in the process.

Australia’s Labour Party Dumps Candidate over ‘Shape-Shifting Jewish Lizards’ Post Ahead of May Elections

Two weeks ago, Labour candidate Melissa Parke was forced to step down after claiming that a pregnant Arab woman had been forced to drink a bottle of bleach by Israeli soldiers.

New Zealand Community Cancels Shabbat Services in Wake of Mosque Shootings

A message sent to Auckland Hebrew Congregation members said that law enforcement was “unable to guarantee us protection this evening as they mobilise to support Christchurch, as well as protect mosques throughout New Zealand. It is therefore with deep regret that the AHC BOM takes this unprecedented step in cancelling organised service this Shabbat, as we are concerned about the security of our community.”
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Update: 49 Killed in 2 NZ Mosques Shootings

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed that four people were taken into custody.

Demonstrators in Jerusalem Demand Malka Leifer’s Extradition

The protest was organized by the Association of Rape Crisis Centers in Israel.

University of Sydney Fires Lecturer Over Image of Swastika on Israeli Flag

Tim Anderson, a a life-long radical and virulent hater of Jews, was placed under official investigation after he defended a former colleague for wearing a badge proclaiming “Death to Israel.”

Police Interrogate Litzman on Suspicion He Blocked Extradition of Haredi Pedophile

Litzman is suspected of illegally using the powers of his office to influence a psychiatric evaluation of Leifer's mental fitness to stand trial.

4 Anti-Semitic Attacks on 3 Continents: Jews in UK, France, Australia, NYC Targeted

There was a 60 percent rise in anti-Semitic incidents across Australia in 2018; there was also a 69 percent rise in anti-Semitic attacks in France.

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