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  • Police storm Sydney cafe to end hostage siege, three dead

    1 week ago

    Heavily armed Australian police stormed a Sydney cafe on Tuesday and freed a number of hostages being held there at gunpoint, in a dramatic end to a 16-hour siege in which three people were killed and four wounded.

     

    New South Wales police said two men, aged 34 and 50, and a...

  • Hostages held in Sydney cafe, Islamic flag seen in window

    1 week ago

    Hostages were being held inside a central Sydney cafe where a black flag with white Arabic writing could be seen in the window, local television showed on Monday, raising fears of an attack linked to Islamic militants.

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he was convening a meeting of...

  • Anti-Semitic fliers delivered to Sydney Jewish neighborhoods

    August 26, 2014 | 12:38 pm

    Anti-Semitic fliers were dropped in the mailboxes of private homes in Jewish suburbs of Sydney.

    Residents of Bondi Beach and Double Bay, which contain large numbers of Sydney’s 40,000-plus Jewish community, found the flier in their mailboxes on Monday.

    “Wake up Australia,” the...

  • Australia’s Jewish cooking club

    October 17, 2013 | 10:46 am

    In the cookbook collection of nearly every Jewish family sits a sincere yet amateur plastic-ring-bound volume of recipes. A group of women known as the Monday Morning Cooking Club has adopted this tried-and-true sisterhood tradition of culinary anthropology and recipe collecting...

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  • Israeli civil rights group files class action racism complaint against Australian Professor

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 7, 2013 | 12:24 pm

    On July 31, 2013, an Israeli civil rights group, Shurat HaDin, has filed a class action complaint under the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 with the Australian Human Rights Commission over a Sydney professor's participation and public support of boycotts of Israel including...

  • Fired gay day school principal settles with school out of court

    February 21, 2013 | 7:57 am

    The fired principal of a major Jewish school in Melbourne reached an out-of-court settlement on the eve of his unfair dismissal case in the Federal Court.

    Joseph Gerassi, who is gay, sued Bialik College for millions of dollars in damages to his reputation and for lost income...

  • Rabbi denies he knew of sexual abuse at Jewish school

    February 21, 2013 | 7:41 am

    A man under investigation for allegedly sexually abusing boys at a Sydney Jewish day school told police that senior rabbis knew of his actions but failed to report them to authorities, a newspaper reported.

    The Sydney Morning Herald reported Wednesday that the man told New South...

  • Melbourne sex abuse probes spread to Sydney Jewish community

    February 15, 2013 | 4:38 am

    Allegations of child sex abuse, rampant in Melbourne’s Jewish community, have spread to Sydney, with police mounting investigations into two individuals.

    Police in New South Wales state said at least one of the alleged perpetrators under investigation is believed to be a former...

  • 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 bank executive apologizes for calling Hitler a ‘visionary’

    August 20, 2012 | 10:15 am

    A senior banker at one of Australia’s largest investment banks apologized for suggesting that Hitler was a great visionary.

    Michael Hawker, an independent nonexecutive director of the board of the Macquarie Group, told a meeting of bank executives in Sydney last week that “You...

  • Fire seriously damages Sydney synagogue

    October 4, 2011 | 11:07 am

    A fire severely damaged a synagogue in Sydney on the first night of Rosh Hashanah.

    Seven fire trucks were required to extinguish the late-night blaze at Kehillat Masada in northern Sydney on Sept. 28.

    Officers from Fire and Rescue New South Wales rescued the Torah scrolls from the...

  • Sydney Taylor Book Awards winners named

    March 21, 2011 | 1:12 pm

    A spunky 11-year-old, troll-fighting Orthodox Jewish girl who dreams of slaying dragons is the unlikely heroine of this year’s Sydney Taylor Book Awards for older readers.

    The awards, in three age categories, were announced recently by the Association of Jewish Libraries.

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  • Boycott marring Peace Team visit to Sydney

    March 17, 2011 | 10:23 am

    A joint Israeli-Palestinian Australian Rules football team due to visit Sydney is embroiled in a row over a local government council’s boycott of Israel.

    Marrickville Council, in inner Sydney, voted last December to support a Green Party-led ban on all commercial, academic,...

  • Radical Muslim cleric returns to Australia

    March 15, 2011 | 10:33 am

    A radical Muslim cleric who described Jews as “pigs” and is accused of inciting terrorism has returned to Australia to preach after years in exile.

    Sheik Feiz Mohammed, a Sydney native, was told in 2007 by then-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd that he was “not welcome here” after...

  • Olmert goes to China; Hezbollah is back; Euro righties caucus; Jews get blamed again

    January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Olmert Goes to China

    Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert traveled to China for talks on the Iranian nuclear threat. Monday's trip also marks 15 years of relations between the countries and seeks to expand Israel's current trade relations. Olmert's family has historic ties to China:...

  • Local Olympians

    By Adam Wills

    September 14, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Besides Lenny Krayzelburg, three other American Jews with a Southern California connection are vying for the gold at the Olympic Games in Sydney: a runner who graduated from Agoura Hills High School, a 19-year-old from Valencia who will be the first person of African-American descent...

  • From Russia, With Gold

    By Avi Machlis

    September 14, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Athletes from the former Soviet Union have transformed the Israeli Olympics sports scene. About one-third of the Israeli team in the upcoming Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia - and five of the six strongest Israeli contenders - are originally from the former Soviet Union.

    The team,...

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