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  • Former Jewish leader’s sex abuse charges rock Melbourne community

    March 19, 2013 | 8:37 am

    Menachem (Manny) Waks was on a leadership training program in Israel in June 2011 when he made a decision that would radically change his life.

    Flicking through Melbourne’s The Age newspaper on his laptop one morning, he spotted an article about David Kramer, who was convicted of...

  • Principal at Aussie school under fire sees child sex abuse inquiry as ‘welcome step’

    November 14, 2012 | 11:18 am

    The launch of a commission to investigate child sex abuse was welcomed by the principal of an Australian Jewish school whose students allegedly were victimized.

    Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Monday that the royal commission -- or public inquiry -- would look into children...

  • Australian Jews evacuating in face of huge floods

    January 12, 2011 | 9:53 am

    At least a dozen Jewish families in northeastern Australia have been evacuated from their homes as a major flood ripped through Queensland this week, killing at least 12 people.

    More than 40 people are still missing, and one Jewish man remains unaccounted for near the rural town of...

  • 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...

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  • Briefs: The fence is the line,  gas cuts for Gaza

    December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Ramon: West Bank Barrier to Be Border

    Haim Ramon indicated that Israel's West Bank security barrier will be the future Israel-Palestine border. Israel's deputy prime minister, speaking Monday night at the Israel Policy Forum's annual gala in New York, said Israeli and Palestinian...