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  • 6 Quick Comments on the Prisoner X Scandal

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 13, 2013 | 4:56 am


    As all readers should understand, there are limitations to what can be written about the story of the "Australian prisoner who reportedly committed suicide in an Israeli jail in 2010". Quoting Australian television reports, we can say (but not confirm) that the prisoner,...

  • Australian citizen admits to spying for Hamas

    December 13, 2011 | 11:17 am

    An Australian citizen pleaded guilty to charges of spying for Hamas.

    Eyad Rashid Abu Arja, who is Palestinian-born and holds dual Jordanian citizenship, was detained in Tel Aviv in March on charges of “activities on behalf of an illegal organization”.

    Hamas is classified as a...

  • Australian lawmaker’s call against Israel criticized

    November 7, 2011 | 10:15 am

    The head of Australian Jewry scolded a left-wing parliamentarian who demanded that an Australian member of a Gaza-bound flotilla be immediately released.

    Executive Council of Australian Jewry president Dr. Danny Lamm chastized Greens Sen. Lee Rhiannon Monday after she called on the...

  • Australian man arrested in Israel for spying for Hamas

    April 25, 2011 | 10:31 am

    An Australian citizen was arrested by Israel and charged with spying for Hamas.

    Iaad Rashid Abu Arja, 46, a computer expert, was indicted in Petah Tikvah District Court last week, accused of being recruited by the banned Islamic organization.

    Israeli prosecutors allege Abu Arja,...

  • Aussie Jews play key role in apology to aborigines

    By Dan Goldberg

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    In what could be described as Australia's Yom Kippur, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd last week expressed the one word his predecessors refused to utter to indigenous Australians: Sorry.

    Rudd's Labor Party wrested power from John Howard's Liberals last November on a platform that included...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    October 9, 2003 | 8:00 pm


    They're breakin' out the fine china for two big Jewish entertainers today. As if seven Emmy's and five Golden Globes weren't enough, Ed Asner racks up another award "for his tireless contributions" to FirstStage Theatre, an organization dedicated to helping writers refine...

  • Shades of ‘Gray’

    By Sally Ogle Davis

    January 10, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    When Australian director Gillian Armstrong decided to make a movie from Sebastian Faulk's best-selling novel "Charlotte Gray," about a British woman spy who parachuted into wartime France to work with the resistance, Armstrong's knowledge of the period and the place was limited.


  • Casual Sex

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    When Australian director Jonathan Teplitzky lived in London in the early 1990s, he befriended a circle of artsy Aussie women who let him sit in on their frank chats about sex.

    One of their favorite topics was how a one-night stand could unexpectedly evolve into a relationship....

  • Careless Construction

    By Naomi Segal

    April 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    An Israeli court has convicted five people in the collapse of a bridge at the Maccabiah Games in 1997 that left four Australian athletes dead and scores of others injured.

    Following a trial that lasted more than two years, at which more than 80 witnesses testified about the disaster...