Category Archives: Middle East

Anti-Defamation Commission response to Jerusalem knife attack

B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission denounces stabbing at Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem July 31, 2015 The B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) has denounced the stabbing of six people during Jerusalem’s annual Gay Pride Parade. According to news reports, the suspect arrested by … Continue reading

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Michael Danby MP signals intent to denounce Jerusalem knife attack

Aleph Melbourne is optimistic Michael Danby MP will issue a statement condemning the  knife attack at the Jerusalem Pride March further to his positive signalling of a call via Twitter for him to do so: We’re counting on you to … Continue reading

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Jewish Community Council of Victoria issues statement against Jerusalem knife attack

Adding to a strong statement against the Jerusalem Pride March knife attack from the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, the Jewish Community Council of Victoria have added the following message: “The attack in Jerusalem is a despicable act.  Bigotry, intolerance … Continue reading

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Australian Jewish community leaders denounce Jerusalem Pride March knife attack

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has issued a welcome statement [PDF] in response to the despicable knife attack in the Jerusalem Pride March overnight. MEDIA STATEMENT 31 July 2015 STABBING ATTACK IN JERUSALEM We are appalled and shocked by … Continue reading

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The Good Son | JIFF

The Good Son Israel, 2013 Please select your session time to purchase tickets: Melbourne — Tue 11 Nov 9:00pm Fri 14 Nov 2:45pm “The Good Son tells the poignant story of a young Israeli man … who takes the radical … Continue reading

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Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2014

This year’s Melbourne Queer Film Festival again presents a rich selection of cinematic offerings from Israel and also of Jewish/Semitic relevancy. Browse Sessions – Israel Saturday 15 March 2014 Cupcakes 6:15 PM at ACMI Cinema 2 Summer Vacation 10:30 PM … Continue reading

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Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, Spiritual Leader of Israel’s Sephardic Jews, Dies at 93 | NYTimes.com

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, Spiritual Leader of Israel’s Sephardic Jews, Dies at 93 | NYTimes.com. “Rabbi Yosef’s weekly sermons, delivered on Saturday nights after the Sabbath, were broadcast by satellite to wide audiences and, in the last few years, uploaded to … Continue reading

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ISRAEL: Shooter At LGBT Youth Club Driven By “Biblical Edict Against Gays” | Joe. My. God.

ISRAEL: Shooter At LGBT Youth Club Driven By “Biblical Edict Against Gays” | Joe. My. God.

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הבית הפתוח » Student Rights Law Op Ed | JOH

הבית הפתוח » Student Rights Law Op Ed | JOH. Student Rights Law Op Ed The Knesset, Israel’s governing body, has introduced a crucial amendment to the existing Student Rights Law. On Sunday, June 26 2013, a coalition led by … Continue reading

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World Union of Progressive Judaism passes resolution in support of Marriage Equality

The following resolution on Marriage Equality passed by overwhelming majority at the International Assembly of the World Union of Progressive Judaism on May 1 2013. All of the suggested resolutions can be viewed here. WUPJ International Assembly Meeting May 1st, … Continue reading

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