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  • Australian Jews protest rehiring of men responsible for Maccabiah tragedy

    July 19, 2013 | 9:17 am

    Australian Jews criticized the Maccabi movement for continuing to employ officials responsible for the deaths of four Australians at the 1997 Maccabiah Games.

    As this year’s games launched in Israel this week, Peter Wertheim, of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, said:...

  • No Easy Solution for Israel’s Water Problem

    April 16, 2009 | 4:47 am

    After a week in Israel — my first visit there — my overall assessment of its state of the environment is that there is room for both optimism and pessimism. Israel’s environmental health depends on the country taking decisive steps, both large and small, to reverse decades of...

  • Wound still festers 10 years after Maccabiah Games bridge tragedy

    By Dan Goldberg

    July 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    A decade after four Australians perished in the 1997 Maccabiah bridge disaster, those most affected by the incident say they've gradually learned to accept what happened.

    Except for one festering wound.

    As memorial services were held in Israel and Australia last weekend to remember...