Rivlin to Australian children: Don't stand by and watch bullying

President Rivlin meets thousands of students from Jewish schools in Melbourne.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/24/2020, 9:02 AM

Rivlin visits wildlife hospital in Australia

Following brushfires that raged in Australia, President Rivlin visits the wildlife hospital at Taronga Zoo in Sydney.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/23/2020, 10:09 AM

Watch: Meet the guy who plans to buy 2.3% of the planet

Prof. Uri Shanas came up with a groundbreaking idea: Private people get together to buy a big chunk of nature, and commit to preserve it.Naor Meningher and Eytan Weinstein, 2/20/2020, 2:38 AM

Israeli man killed in mid-air plane collision over Australia

4 dead, including one Israeli, after two planes crash into each other mid-air over Australia.David Rosenberg, 2/19/2020, 2:12 PM

Rivlin to travel to Oceania for historic summit

Israeli President Rivlin to meet with leaders of Pacific Islands' for historic summit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/17/2020, 9:02 AM

Nazi flag removed from Australian home

Australian woman forced to take down Nazi flag following pressure from neighbors, Jewish lawyerHenry Benjamin/JTA, 1/15/2020, 6:01 PM

Jewish kitchen provides free meals to firefighters

Jewish community kitchen providing meals to firefighters battling Australia’s bush fires.Henry Benjamin, JTA, 1/11/2020, 6:02 PM

Australia: 240,000 people told to evacuate their homes

Authorities in Australia instruct nearly a quarter of a million residents in Victoria to evacuate as brush fires threaten towns.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/10/2020, 1:49 PM

'Australia fires are impacting physical, mental health'

Doctors in Australia are warning citizens about serious public health effects resulting from the country’s devastating wildfires.NPR, 1/9/2020, 11:40 PM

Malka Leifer declared fit to stand trial

Australian woman who fled to Israel after being accused of multiple counts of sexually abusing underage girls could now face extradition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/9/2020, 5:21 PM

Insurance claims from Australian bushfire reach $700 million

The tragic bushfires that conquered Australia in recent weeks are having huge insurance implications.Communicated Content, 1/9/2020, 12:18 PM

In first for Australia, reservists called up to battle wildfires

Soaring temperatures in Australia, breaking a heat record of 80 years, has escalated disaster 'to entirely new level,' Australian PM says.Sara Rubenstein, 1/4/2020, 11:35 PM

Australian Jewish leaders urge Bibi to nix Litzman appointment

Jewish leaders in Australia urge Netanyahu to reconsider appointing Yaakov Litzman as Health Minister, citing Malka Leifer case.Henry Benjamin, JTA, 1/1/2020, 10:52 PM

Thousands of Australians trapped as fires burn out of control

13 people now confirmed dead in ongoing firestorms across eastern Australia, with thousands trapped on waterfront by out of control blaze.David Rosenberg, 12/31/2019, 11:20 AM

Australian Jews furious over Health Minister's appointment

Australian Jews fume after deputy minister accused of shielding sex offender from extradition is appointed Health Minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/29/2019, 3:08 PM

Australian PM: ICC has no authority to discuss PA issue

Australian Prime Minister tells Netanyahu his country does not recognize the "State of Palestine" or its status as member state of the ICC.Elad Benari, 12/25/2019, 6:32 AM

Australia sentences would-be bombers to prison

Australia sentences perpetrators of airline bombing foiled with Israeli intelligence.Sam Sokol, JTA, 12/18/2019, 7:42 AM

Decision on Malka Leifer's ability to stand trial delayed

Jerusalem judge grants extension to determine sex offender suspect's ability to stand trial. Australian AG: 'Very significant frustration.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/10/2019, 11:46 AM

30% increase in anti-Semitic incidents in Australia

Executive Council of Australian Jewry records 368 anti-Semitic incidents in Australia in 2019.Marcy Oster/JTA, 11/26/2019, 4:24 PM

Australian Jews break world record for longest challah

Kosher bakery in Sydney breaks world record for longest challah - by 12 feet.JTA Staff, 11/15/2019, 7:23 AM

Australia bushfires: State of emergency declared

Two Australian states have declared a state of emergency as bushfires bring a "catastrophic" threatArutz Sheva Staff, 11/11/2019, 12:13 PM

Woman goes numb after touching animal that looks like brain

Woman says she and her mother suffered numbness to their limbs after touching strange sea creature at the beach.Gary Willig, 11/6/2019, 7:54 PM

Australian who raped, murdered Israeli woman sentenced

21-year-old Australian man who raped then murdered 21-year-old Israeli student in Melbourne gets 36 years in prison.AFP, 10/29/2019, 9:48 AM

Teen who threatened Australian Jewish boy arrested

Australian teen who threatened to kill Jewish boy who had been forced to kiss Muslim classmate's shoes arrested.Marcy Oster, JTA, 10/24/2019, 10:54 PM

Convicted Australian child rapist denied kosher food

Prison officials take religious articles from prisoner after he is rearrested, deny him kosher food.Marcy Oster, JTA, 10/22/2019, 7:16 AM

Death threats sent to Jewish boy forced to kiss Muslim's shoes

Jewish 12-year-old in Australia who was forced to kiss Muslim peer's shoes receives messages threatening that he'll be slaughtered.Marcy Oster, JTA, 10/10/2019, 10:45 PM

Australian Jewish boy forced to kiss Muslim classmate’s shoes

2 cases of bullying against Australian Jewish kids spark outcry, after one called 'Jewish cockroach', other forced to kiss Muslim's shoes.Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 10/4/2019, 7:18 AM

Court orders new examination for alleged Australian sex-offender

NGO protests J'lem court's decision to order new set of psychiatric examinations for Malka Leifer, who fled Australia amid sex abuse chargesArutz Sheva Staff, 9/23/2019, 1:23 PM

Key Netanyahu donor endorses Shaked over the Likud

Rabbi Joseph Gutnick, Australian mining tycoon who helped fund Netanyahu's 1996 win, endorses Yamina over the Likud.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/9/2019, 4:14 PM

Test run for world's first non-stop flight from NY to Australia

'Flying non-stop from the east coast of Australia to London and New York is truly the final frontier in aviation,' Qantas CEO says.Sara Rubenstein, 8/22/2019, 4:14 PM

Swastika painted on billboard promoting play in Australia

Vandals spray paint swastika on billboard promoting a production in Melbourne of The Diary of Anne Frank.Elad Benari, 8/13/2019, 5:01 AM

Australian teachers' sample test claims Israel persecutes Arabs

Australian teachers union sample answer for test suggests Israel persecutes Arabs because 'they don’t follow the Jewish religion.' Henry Benjamin, JTA, 7/17/2019, 9:37 PM

Jewish cafe owner in Melbourne targeted by online anti-Semitism

Granddaughter of Holocaust survivors whose Melbourne cafe was hit with swastika graffiti becomes target of online anti-Semitic trolling.Marcy Oster, JTA, 7/14/2019, 3:52 PM

North Korea claims Australian student was detained for 'spying'

The official North Korean news agency says that Alex Sigley admitted to spying and 'begged to be pardoned.'Sara Rubenstein, 7/7/2019, 4:58 PM

Australia: Anti-Semitic graffiti on Jewish-owned café

“The Holocaust is a lie” and swastika scrawled on back fence of Jewish-owned café in Melbourne suburb.Ben Ariel, Canada, 7/6/2019, 12:57 AM

Israeli high school students teach Australians about Shabbat

An unusual story from Sivan Rahav-Meir's column in the Yediot Aharonot newspaper.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 7/5/2019, 1:25 PM

North Korea releases detained Australian student

Alex Sigley, 29, is released following the intervention of Sweden, one of the few countries with an embassy in North Korea.Sara Rubenstein, 7/5/2019, 12:11 PM

Growing fear for Australian student missing in North Korea

Sigley, 29, a university student and tour guide in Pyongyang, has been traveling to and from North Korea since 2012.Sara Rubenstein, 6/28/2019, 12:40 PM

Netanyahu: Israel helped foil ISIS attack on Australian plane

PM addresses cyber conference at Tel Aviv University, says Israel foils terror attacks around the world.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/26/2019, 3:52 PM

Australian man pleads guilty to rape, murder of Israeli student

21-year-old Israeli-Arab student was on phone with sister in Israel when Codey Hermann raped then murdered her in Melbourne tram stop.Arutz Sheva Staff, AFP, 6/12/2019, 8:23 AM

Five dead in Australia mass shooting

Mass shooting in north Australia leaves at least five dead. Male suspect in custody.David Rosenberg, 6/4/2019, 1:43 PM

Comedian dropped by Netflix over Holocaust joke? 'Fake News'

Australian 'shock humor' comic says reports that Netflix dropped him over accusations of anti-Semitism are 'fake news'.David Rosenberg, 5/29/2019, 2:14 PM

Watch: Submarine Uber in Australia

Uber and Queensland, Australia, announce the launch of scUber—the first rideshare submarine in the world.Metanel Rot, 5/26/2019, 6:56 PM

Australia: Van carrying yeshiva students goes up in flames

Torah scroll rescued from burning van after vehicle goes up in flames while carrying yeshiva students.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/22/2019, 10:31 AM

Australia's conservative PM celebrates 'miracle' win

Despite polls showing Australian Labor Party defeating incumbent PM Scott Morrison's coalition, Liberal-National party expands majority.David Rosenberg, 5/19/2019, 7:38 PM

Australia school makes world's largest human Menorah

1,048 students at Bialik College in Melbourne form menorah 137.8 feet by 137.8 feet.JTA, 5/9/2019, 4:00 PM

Australian PM egged at campaign event

25-year-old female protester arrested at campaign event in Australia after she hurled egg at PM to protest detention of illegal immigrants.David Rosenberg, 5/7/2019, 7:54 AM

Australia: Hitler mustaches drawn on Jewish minister's posters

Vandals call Australia's Jewish treasury minister 'right-wing fascist', scrawl Hitler-style mustaches on his campaign posters.Henry Benjamin, JTA, 4/5/2019, 12:08 PM

'All would be safe under sharia due to fear of punishment'

Australian sheikh says nobody would dare hurt another under sharia. 'You would fear. If you don't fear Allah, then fear his punishment.'Mordechai Sones, 4/3/2019, 9:55 PM

Australian PM slams Erdogan for 'coffin' remarks

"Your grandparents came here … and they returned in caskets," Erdogan said.Sara Rubenstein, 3/20/2019, 6:26 PM

Indonesia, Australia sign long-awaited trade deal

Trade agreement to aid cattle, sheep farmers as well as universities and health care providers.AFP, 3/4/2019, 5:21 PM

British Holocaust denier David Icke barred from Australia

Conspiracy theorist who claims world is controlled by race of shape-shifting reptiles, barred from entering Australia over Holocaust denial.AFP, 2/20/2019, 12:32 PM

Sex abuse suspect facing extradition denied house arrest

Malka Leifer, a former Australian educator accused of sexual abuse, is denied release to house arrest ahead of extradition hearings.Marcy Oster, JTA, 2/19/2019, 7:56 AM

Australian Jewish group rips Litzman over extradition debacle

Zionist Federation of Australia calls on Israeli gov't to fire deputy health minister for helping sex abuser avoid extradition.Marcy Oster, JTA, 2/18/2019, 8:02 AM

Australia targets March signing of stalled Indonesia trade deal

Indonesia, Australia, to sign multi-billion-dollar trade deal after nearly a decade of negotiations.AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/15/2019, 12:23 PM

Litzman suspected of shielding alleged abuser from extradition

Police question Deputy Health Minister, on suspicion he helped Malka Leifer, an alleged sex abuser, evade extradition to Australia.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/14/2019, 8:56 PM

Sites in Australia defaced with swastikas

Sites in Bondi Beach defaced with more than 20 swastikas. Jewish community condemns incident.Ben Ariel, 2/11/2019, 3:39 AM