Start-ups, innovation and the Australia-Israel Bridge

Start-ups, innovation and the Australia-Israel Bridge

Excitement about the future of technology and innovation is contagious when attending a conference like The Bridge. It’s an annual two-day event showcasing start-up Australian and Israeli companies, many seeking funding for new ideas. Robotics, virtual reality,...
Lending a helping hand

Lending a helping hand

Naim El Baida is a building contractor. He has worked across the Green Line in Israel for many years. His Hebrew is excellent, as good as his Arabic. He is one of seven siblings and has seven children, two of whom were married this year. His siblings live in Jordan...
Avi Avital’s virtuosity wows audiences

Avi Avital’s virtuosity wows audiences

As a concert reviewer I seldom have to reach constantly into a superlatives bag to describe a performance, but Avi Avital’s concert this month with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra at Sydney’s City Recital Hall was definitely one of those occasions. The Israeli...
Film review: ‘Eyeless in Gaza’

Film review: ‘Eyeless in Gaza’

Robert Magid’s Eyeless in Gaza, which premiered last week at the Jewish International Film Festival, is a 50-minute assault on the world media’s (mis)reporting of the 2014 Israel-Hamas war. Directed by Martin Himel, an award-winning filmmaker whose credits include...