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Sydney Shul synagogue prepares for a 'complicated' Rosh Hashanahplayer

Sydney Shul synagogue prepares for a 'complicated' Rosh Hashanah

Rabbi Chaim Levy of The Syndey Shul synagogue in Sydney, Australia speaks about celebrating Rosh Hashanah during the pandemic.

Swastika painted on Australian police station 24-hrs after ban

Swastika graffitied on police station 24-hrs after Australian state bans swastika displays

Less than a day after state of Victoria banned public displays of the Nazi symbol, a Melbourne police station was tagged with a swastika.

Australian state of Victoria bans public display of swastika

Australian state of Victoria bans public display of swastika

"This ban will go a long way toward taking away the symbol that extreme nationalists hide behind."

Victoria police enforcing COVID restrictions caught conspiringplayer

Victoria police enforcing COVID restrictions caught conspiring to lay 'trumped-up' charges

Hidden camera catches police conspiring to impose bail on protester that would allow them to jail him for a repeated offense.

Australian judge: Neo-Nazi poses terror risk if let out of jail

Australian judge: Neo-Nazi poses terror risk if let out of jail

31-year old man who wrote about committing a mass shooting may be placed in indefinite detention or extended supervision.

Australian state's police tracking 1,000 suspected neo-Nazis

Australian state's police tracking 1,000 suspected neo-Nazis

New South Wales facing mounting threat of far right extremism, with officials worries about possible physical attacks.

Australian gov worried about neo-Nazi infiltration of military

Australian intelligence worried about neo-Nazi infiltration of military

Fear of extremists using Australian military for training mounts after multiple well publicized cases get public's attention.

Protesters against lockdown clash with police in Australiaplayer

Protesters against lockdown clash with police in Australia

Incidents come after state premier Daniel Andrews extended a lockdown to the entire state of Victoria.

Australian Jewish org urges IHRA def of anti-Semitism adoption

Australian Jewish org calls on government to adopt IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council says that endorsement would send a message about combating all forms of anti-Semitism.

Australian Jewish philanthropist Eva Besen dies at 93

Australian Jewish philanthropist Eva Besen dies at 93

Besen Family Foundation was active in funding projects in the Negev, including a high school and high tech hub.

Watch: Rabbi Solomon sworn in to Australian Supreme Courtplayer

Watch: Rabbi Solomon sworn in to Australian Supreme Court

Rabbi Marcus Solomon formally sworn-in as a judge of the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

Australia rabbis condemn violations of coronavirus lockdown

Australia rabbis and Jewish community condemn violations of coronavirus lockdown

An illicit engagement party roils Australian Jews as new COVID-19 outbreak extends lockdown.

A first: Orthodox rabbi appointed to supreme court in Australia

A first: Orthodox rabbi appointed to supreme court in Australia

Rabbi Marcus Solomon appointed as justice on regional supreme court in Western Australia, becoming first Orthodox rabbi on such a court.

Australian Jewish sports club hit with anti-Semitic graffiti

Australian Jewish sports club hit with anti-Semitic graffiti

Offensive phrases and swastika discovered on wall of the club's Melbourne sports facility over the weekend.

Australian kosher authority delists Ben & Jerry's ice creamplayer

Australian kosher authority delists Ben & Jerry's ice cream

Kosher agency takes Ben & Jerry's off list of approved products, recommends a local alternative ice cream instead.

Holocaust survivor who became Australia's richest woman dies

Holocaust survivor who became Australia's richest woman dies at 92

Jewish philanthropist Millie Phillips donated to many causes, including giving $15 million to Tel Aviv University in 2015.

'Australia lockdown failing to curb cases'player

'Australia lockdown failing to curb cases'

'One thing you won’t get in all of the COVID-19 press conferences is truth,' Sky News host Alan Jones says.

The Israeli-Australian Cultural and Financial Relationship

The Israeli-Australian Cultural, Trade, and Financial Relationship

Few countries have stuck alongside Israel for as long as Australia has.

Jewish couple in their 60s confirmed dead in condo collapse

Jewish couple in their 60s confirmed dead in Surfside condo collapse

Zvi and Itty Ainsworth had recently moved to Miami to be close to their children and grandchildren after living in Australia for 20 years.

'92-96 mil-years-old:' Largest dinosaur unearthed in Australiaplayer

'92-96 mil-years-old:' Largest dinosaur unearthed in Australia

Scientists in Australia say this giant species was the length of a basketball court and length of a truck.

Australian PM announces mandatory vaccines for aged care workersplayer

Australian Prime Minister Morrison announces mandatory vaccines for aged care workers

Scott Morrison says National Cabinet has agreed to mandate Covid-19 shot for residential aged care workers.

Watch: Australian cities deserted as new variant strikes countryplayer

Watch: Australian cities deserted as new variant strikes country

Several cities have imposed total lockdowns as as new coronavirus cases emerge across Australia.

Inquiry urges Australian gov to list Hezbollah as terror group

Parliamentary inquiry urges Australian gov to list Hezbollah as terror group

Parliamentary intelligence and security committee asks government to list all of Hezbollah, not just parts of its terror apparatus.

British government confirms it will be boycotting Durban IV

British government confirms it will be boycotting Durban IV

Move to boycott "hatefest" is welcomed by Jewish and pro-Israel advocacy groups.

Australia: Woman's death 'related' to AstraZeneca vaccineplayer

Australia: Woman's death 'related' to AstraZeneca vaccine

Australian Chief Medical Officer says AstraZeneca vaccine "absolutely key in relation to us becoming safe from Covid."

Victoria: Vaccines, quarantine facilities to set Covid responseplayer

Victoria: Vaccines, quarantine facilities to set Covid response

Victoria Acting Premier James Merlino says gov't response to Covid-19 outbreaks will be determined by vax levels and quarantine facilities.

Australian state of Victoria enters 7-day lockdown

Australian state of Victoria enters 7-day lockdown

Latest outbreak traced to a single breach of quarantine, with current variant described as five times more contagious than previous ones.

Australian "Free Palestine" rallies: blood libels, terror flags

Australian "Free Palestine" rallies: blood libels, terrorist flags, anti-Semitism

Rallies full of comparisons between Israel and Nazis, featured blood libels, anti-Semitic chants and flags of terrorist groups.

Australian PM: Jews have 'made a remarkable contribution'

Australian PM: Jews have 'made a remarkable contribution to our national life'

At UIA dinner, PM Scott Morrison speaks of his lifelong relationship with the Jewish community and his support for Israel.

Mystery illness sickens children at Australian Chabad daycare

Mystery illness sickens children at Australian Chabad daycare

The cause is still unknown for a mass allergic reaction that only occurred in children inside one room of the daycare during afternoon tea.

Australia Post pulls globe that replaced Israel with Palestine

Australia Post suspends sale of globe that replaced Israel with Palestine

Globe also listed Israel as located in region above area labelled "Palestine" where Lebanon is situated.

Australian Jewish group denounces sale of Hitler items

Australian Jewish group denounces sale of Hitler items

After latest auction of Nazi leader's personal effects, Anti-Defamation Commission again calls for ban on sale of Nazi memorabilia.

Banned in Canada and the EU, neo-Nazi groups eying Australia

Banned in Canada and the EU, neo-Nazi groups eying Australia

Groups making inroads, as terrorism experts sound the alarm as to the increasing danger posted by lone wolf far right extremists.

Australian PM wishes Jews a happy holiday

'Chag sameach from ScoMo and J-Fry': Austrlian PM, Treasurer, wish Jews a happy Passover

Australian PM Scott Morrison and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg wish Jews around the world a happy holiday, the Australian Jewish News reports.

Man with swastika hat photographed in Melbourne train station

In latest incident, man with swastika hat photographed in Melbourne train station

On Friday, a man wearing a baseball hat with a swastika patch on it was seen outside a Melbourne train station, following a worrying trend.

Watch: Australian PM receives COVID-19 vaccineplayer

Watch: Australian PM receives COVID-19 vaccine

Australian PM Scott Morrison receives first dose of Pfizer vaccine as Australia starts inoculation program.

Facebook bans viewing and sharing all news articles in Australiaplayer

Facebook bans viewing and sharing all news articles in Australia

Agriculture Minister David Littleproud labels Facebook decision to ban all Australian news content 'reckless and irresponsible'.

Malka Leifer lands in Australia

Malka Leifer lands in Australia

Malka Leifer has been extradited to Australia, marking the end of proceedings that took more than a year since her deportation was ordered.

Google threatens to pull services from Australia

Google threatens to pull services from Australia, PM undeterred

Google says it would have 'no real choice' but to remove search engine from Australia if new regulatory bill on news prices takes effect.

Australia calls out Big Tech 'hypocrisy': Trump treated unfairlyplayer

Australia calls out Big Tech 'hypocrisy': Trump treated unfairly

Australia's leadership rebuke Twitter as China's official gov't tweet of soldier sitting on the throat of an Afghan child remains untouched.