Australia's J'lem embassy move in doubt after PM loses majority

Former Australian ambassador to Israel loses special election, depriving ruling Liberal Party of majority, endangering embassy move.JTA, 10/21/2018, 6:16 PM

Arab states warn Australia not to recognize Jerusalem

Ambassadors of 13 states warn Australia against recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, say move would hurt relations with Arab world.David Rosenberg, 10/16/2018, 10:30 AM

Australian PM: No decision yet on embassy relocation

Australian PM Scott Morrison stresses he has not yet decided to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, will hold consultations.Elad Benari, 10/16/2018, 2:08 AM

Netanyahu thanks Australian PM for Jerusalem consideration

PM thanks Australian counterpart for considering officially recognizing Jerusalem as capital of Israel, moving embassy.Gary Willig, 10/15/2018, 9:10 PM

Australia considering recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Australian PM Scott Morrison says Australia can recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel without jeopardizing 2-state-solution.Gary Willig, 10/15/2018, 5:33 PM

Australian broadcaster rejects BDS, will air Eurovision

Australian public broadcaster SBS says it will broadcast Eurovision from Israel next year despite petition calling for it to boycott.Ben Ariel, 9/23/2018, 6:01 AM

Australian MP with Jewish wife finds pig entrails at office

Far-right group harasses Australian lawmaker over his Jewish spouse, support for Israel.Henry Benjamin, JTA, 9/12/2018, 2:18 PM

New Australian PM invited to visit Israel

PM Netanyahu speaks with incoming Australian PM Morrison, invites him to visit Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/29/2018, 3:23 PM

Australian Prime Minister ousted

Scott Morrison chosen as Australian PM after hardline elements in ruling party force out current PM Malcolm Turnbull over immigration.Gary Willig, 8/24/2018, 12:14 PM

Rafael to supply Australian Army 5th generation Spike missiles

Rafael and Australia's Varley sign agreement for joint production lines to supply Spike missiles and other systems to Australian Army.Mordechai Sones, 8/22/2018, 1:57 PM

Australian senator: All terrorists these days are Muslims

Queensland politician praises White Australia policy, urges Muslim ban.AFP, 8/15/2018, 9:25 AM

Ex-principal fleeing abuse charges fit for extradition hearing

Malka Leifer fled to Israel in 2008 amid allegations she sexually abused students; wanted on 74 charges of child sexual abuse in Melbourne.Mordechai Sones - JTA, 8/14/2018, 7:16 PM

Australians dedicate memorial to Jewish service members

Australia opens war memorial for Jewish soldiers on 100th anniversary of famous Jewish WWI soldier's knighting.JTA, 8/13/2018, 8:23 AM

Australia: Pro-Israel MP's office vandalized

Vandals deface Jewish Australian lawmaker’s office with anti-Israel slogans.JTA, Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/19/2018, 9:57 AM

Haredi diamond mogul wants Shaked as Prime Minister

Joseph Gutnick, an Australian mining mogul who backed Netanyahu's 1996 campaign, says Ayelet Shaked the ideal political heir for Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/16/2018, 11:33 AM

Australian PM visits yeshiva with grandson, prepares challah

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull takes grandson to visit Sydney yeshiva, prepare Shabbat challah bread.JTA, 7/15/2018, 9:52 PM

ESPN bans football pool participant for anti-Semitic screen name

Participant registered under 'Burn-the-Jews' screen name banned from ESPN's weekly Australian football pool competition.JTA, 7/15/2018, 9:19 PM

Sunglasses company holds a photo shoot at Nazi death camp

Australian sunglasses company uses Croatian Holocaust memorial at site of Nazi death camp for photo shoot in new ad campaign.JTA, 7/10/2018, 8:16 AM

Abbas adviser: Australia worthy of being spat on

Senior PA official blasts Australia's decision to suspend funding to the PA due its support for terrorists and their families.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/10/2018, 5:16 AM

Australia ends all direct aid to Palestinian Authority

Australia ceases direct aid to PA, citing PA policy of funding jailed terrorists and families of slain terrorists.AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/2/2018, 2:31 PM

Australian Jewish educator who fled abuse charges denied bail

Malka Leifer, who fled Australia to Israel after being accused of sexual abuse, denied bail during extradition proceeding.JTA, 7/1/2018, 10:53 PM

Australia won't relocate embassy to Jerusalem

Australia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop says country won't move embassy despite her party's support for the move.JTA, 6/17/2018, 8:34 PM

Australian army unit flew Nazi flag on deployment

Australia confirms reports soldiers flew swastika flag from army vehicle, PM says soldiers were punished.David Rosenberg, 6/15/2018, 9:54 AM

Breaking the Silence, New Israel Fund demonize fund in Australia

'After losing its legitimacy in Israel, Breaking the Silence and has moved on to inciting world Jewry against the IDF.'Gary Willig, 6/8/2018, 11:19 AM

Watch: Australian presenter calls Israel a 'rare jewel'

Sky News host Ross Cameron says Arab world should see Israel as beneficial to them.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/6/2018, 8:15 PM

Tamika Mallory speech cancelled in Australia over Farrakhan ties

Women's March co-president Mallory dropped from event over anti-Israel statements, support for Nation of Islam chief Louis Farrakhan.JTA, 6/6/2018, 7:44 AM

Australian groups provide divorce refusal information to gov't

Jewish groups provide Australian government with information on refusals to provide wives with ritual divorce.JTA, 5/27/2018, 10:13 PM

Australia: Jewish siblings wounded in stabbing attack

Apparent anti-Semitic assault in Melbourne over the weekend, as Jewish siblings wearing religious garb stabbed on street.David Rosenberg, 5/21/2018, 10:39 AM

Leading Australia Chabad rabbi passes away

Rabbi Sholom Dov Ber Hakohen Gutnick, who was instrumental in building and leading Austraila's institutions, passes away at 94.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/10/2018, 6:41 AM

World's oldest message in a bottle found on Australian beach

Australian couple discover 19th century German letter in old gin bottle.David Rosenberg, 3/6/2018, 4:32 PM

Anti-Semitic poster hung in office window of Australian lawmaker

Anti-Semitic poster calls to ‘reject Jewish poison.’ Australian police investigate.JTA, 2/28/2018, 2:57 PM

Israeli woman wanted abroad for child abuse found mentally unfit

Former principal of religious school in Australia wanted for alleged child abuse won't be extradited after court finds her mentally unfit.JTA, 2/27/2018, 5:30 PM

Israeli woman may face extradition to Australia over child abuse

Former religious school principal faces possible extradition to Australia following claims of child abuse.AFP, 2/27/2018, 4:12 PM

Israeli intel unit helps thwart ISIS attack in Australia

Israeli intelligence unit provides information used to thwart aerial terror attack in Australia, saving dozens from harm.Kobi Finkler, 2/21/2018, 5:00 PM

Chabad hasid donates a quarter million shekels to IDF, police

Australian delegation brings warm clothes to IDF, Border Police, in Judea and Samaria, dedicates event halls to the tune of $71,508.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/8/2018, 4:48 PM

Melbourne attacker charged with attempted murder

Afghan refugee who drove his car into pedestrians in Melbourne charged with 18 counts of attempted murder. Motive not yet clear.Elad Benari, 12/24/2017, 3:19 AM

Australia: 19 injured in suspected ramming attack

Car rams into crowd of pedestrians at busy intersection in Melbourne. Driver arrested.Chana Roberts, 12/21/2017, 2:48 PM

Australian man suspected of assisting North Korea

59-year-old Sydney man arrested for allegedly helping North Korea purchase weapons of mass destruction.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/17/2017, 2:53 AM

Australia foils New Year's Eve terror attack

Australian police arrest ISIS sympathizer who planned shooting attack in popular Melbourne square.Elad Benari, 11/28/2017, 3:05 AM

Australian rabbi denies report he does not feel safe there

Rabbi says report on rising anti-Semitism in Australia worrying, and more needs to be done, but he still is 'grateful' to live there.JTA, 11/27/2017, 8:57 PM

UN diplomat falls to death in New York

Australian diplomat dies after falling 5 stories while playing 'trust game' telling friend to catch him.Gary Willig, 11/15/2017, 9:10 PM

Australian, New Zealand leaders mark 'Battle of Beer Sheva'

Netanyahu joins Australian premier, New Zealand's Governor-General to mark 100th anniversary of battle which led to end of Ottoman rule.AFP, 10/31/2017, 2:22 PM

Watch: Israel, Australia sign defense deal

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull visits Israel to mark 100th anniversary of Battle for Be'ersheva.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/30/2017, 10:57 PM

How do Australian reporters cover Israel?

David Schulberg interviews Gaven Morris, news director at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, regarding media bias against Israel.David Schulberg, 10/26/2017, 8:31 PM

Missing Australian woman eaten by crocodile

Elderly woman suffering from Alzheimers vanished on an Australian beach. Her remains were later found inside crocodile.Tzvi Lev, 10/17/2017, 12:25 PM

'BDS is anti-Semitic and racist'

Stuart Robert, a member of parliament from Australia, denounces BDS movement, says it is anti-Semitic and blatantly racist.Yoni Kempinski, 10/16/2017, 3:15 AM

Australian Jewish reporter recalls anti-Semitic harassment

Former reporter for Australian edition of Daily Telegraph reveals anti-Semitic harassment she repeatedly suffered from colleague.JTA, 10/3/2017, 4:10 PM

Deradicalization helpline gets just 5 calls in 2 months

'It cost millions, but few people have called it. One call was a wrong number, other was a parent worried their kid was dating a Muslim.'Mordechai Sones, 10/2/2017, 9:33 PM

Will Australia's postal vote on same-sex marriage be fair?

Australians report stolen and trashed ballots, others boast of voting more than once.Chana Roberts, 9/29/2017, 9:12 AM

101-year-old Australian man survives cancer

At 101, Bert Collins has survived two World Wars and fought in one, seen 23 prime ministers - and recently won a battle with cancer.Tal Polon, 9/7/2017, 9:39 AM

Australian news leaves Israel off the map

Australian national news service defends decision to broadcast a graphic of a map including 'Palestine' - but not Israel.JTA, 8/22/2017, 7:47 AM

Not just in Israel: Australia to erect security barriers

Australian PM announces plan to erect security barriers in public spaces to guard against vehicular terror attacks.Tal Polon, 8/21/2017, 2:38 PM

Julian Cadman confirmed dead in Barcelona attack

7-year-old Australian boy reported missing after Barcelona attack confirmed deadDavid Rosenberg, 8/20/2017, 7:11 PM

New plans for synagogue banned by city council

Jewish community plans to resubmit plans for Synagogue banned by city council over fears of terrorist attacks.JTA, 8/10/2017, 4:28 PM

Australia releases terror suspect

Australian police release one of four men arrested during counter-terrorism raids last week.Ben Ariel, 8/7/2017, 4:38 AM

Australian municipality: Don’t blame us for synagogue ban

Waverley Council says it is not to blame for decision to ban synagogue over terror concerns.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 8/5/2017, 2:02 AM

Australia charges two men with terror-related offenses

Two men arrested in connection with plot to bring down a plane charged with two counts of planning a terrorist act.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/4/2017, 3:09 AM