is a former national editor of the Australian Jewish News. He currently writes for Haaretz as well as The Jewish Chronicle in Britain. He is also a TV producer and writer for an independent TV production company.
May 10, 2013 6:50am
SYDNEY, Australia (JTA) – Israel and Australia jointly released stamps marking the charge of the Australian Light Horse Brigade at Beersheba in 1917. The official release Friday in the office of Communications Minister Stephen Conroy celebrates the friendship between Australia and the Zionist enterprise that has endured since the battle. Israel’s Ambassador to Australia, Yuval…
May 7, 2013 12:49pm
Ben Zygier, the Australian-Israeli national known as Prisoner X, unwittingly scuttled an operation to return the bodies of three Israeli soldiers missing in Lebanon, according to an Australian television report.
May 6, 2013 3:48pm
Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved tens of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust, was made Australia’s first honorary citizen. At a ceremony Monday at Government House in Canberra, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said it was “entirely fitting” that “this man of moral courage and heroic example” be named as Australia’s first honorary citizen.
April 26, 2013 11:43am
An Australian man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old Jewish girl from an Orthodox school in Melbourne in the 1980s.
April 24, 2013 1:10pm
Australia’s prime minister signed a declaration about combating anti-Semitism, saying the bigotry “pollutes our world right now.”
April 18, 2013 11:38am
An Australian Jewish students union launched an online drive to rescind a Sydney University student council resolution calling for an academic boycott of Israel.
April 15, 2013 10:06am
Raoul Wallenberg, who helped save up to 100,000 Jews during the Holocaust, will be made an honorary Australian citizen, the country’s first such honor.
April 12, 2013 10:09am
A former teacher at an Orthodox boys school in Melbourne pleaded guilty to charges of sexual assault against students there.
April 10, 2013 10:32am
Australian businessman Frank Lowy, speaking to the March of the Living at Auschwitz-Birkenau, recalled how his father was killed for refusing to surrender his prayer shawl and tefillin at the Nazi camp.
April 7, 2013 10:04am
Facebook removed a page featuring anti-Jewish content, including a photo of murdered Jews in a mass grave at Bergen-Belsen with the headline “Lazy Jews.”