UNESCO body votes again – but with some changes

UNESCO body votes again – but with some changes

UNESCO adopts another resolution ignoring Jewish link to Temple Mount – Raphael Ahren – The Times of Israel 26.10.16 In secret ballot, cultural body’s World Heritage Committee approves text using only the site’s Muslim name, but after removal of references to Israel...
Think tanks urge more aggressive US policy in Syria, ME

Think tanks urge more aggressive US policy in Syria, ME

Think tanks beg: Give us war – Hannah Gais – LobeLog 27.10.16 Hillary Clinton’s impassioned defense of a no-fly zone in Syria last Wednesday may not have won her many friends in certain wings of the Democratic Party, but it spoke to at least one group: America’s...
Two devout women blaze new trails

Two devout women blaze new trails

A Brooklyn judge becomes America’s first Hasidic woman to serve in public office – Andrew Katz – JTA 27.10.16 Rachel Freier says Haredi Orthodox women ‘can have goals and achieve them without compromising any of the standards we have.’ Palestinian lawyer fights for...
Jewish International Film Festival screens ‘The Settlers’

Jewish International Film Festival screens ‘The Settlers’

‘The Settlers’, Shimon Dotan’s acclaimed documentary on Israeli settlements in the West Bank, has the power to provoke strong reactions wherever it plays. It is part of the JIFF which is running from 26 October and into November in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth,...