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Assailant stabs bishop, worshipers at church

One of the victims, Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel, is the leader of an ultra-conservative sect of the Assyrian Orthodox faith.

Assailant stabs bishop, worshipers at church

Six dead in stabbing attack in Sydney

The attack took place in one of the city's busiest shopping centers on Saturday afternoon. The attacker was shot dead by a police officer.

Six dead in stabbing attack in Sydney

Australia:

Jewish man beaten by Pro-Palestine ativists in Sydney

Anti-Israel crowd surrounds, beats Jewish man who tore down poster for demonstration which already happened, punches him in head repeatedly.

Jewish man beaten by Pro-Palestine ativists in Sydney

Marchers at Sydney Opera House chant 'Gas the Jews'

Jewish residents of Australia warned to stay away from pro-Palestinian march at the Sydney Opera House.

Marchers at Sydney Opera House chant 'Gas the Jews'

Australia exploring direct flights from Sydney to Tel Aviv

NSW premier tells Yom Ha’atzmaut audience his government is working on the flights as option instead of departing from Melbourne.

Australia exploring direct flights from Sydney to Tel Aviv

Celebrating Passover 8.7 thousand miles away from home

Rivka and Shifra, volunteers from Jerusalem spending the year in Australia, discuss the challenge of spending the holidays away from home.

Celebrating Passover 8.7 thousand miles away from home

Australian school accused of fostering culture of antisemitism

Sydney school slammed by NSW Jewish Board of Deputies for 'troubling' incidents of antisemitism.

Australian school accused of fostering culture of antisemitism

$1m reward for information on 1982 Australia bombing attacks

Police believe one suspect is still in Australia, hope reward will encourage public to come forward.

$1m reward for information on 1982 Australia bombing attacks

Australian Jewish school shut down by government

Report alleges that school failed to meet education standards and accreditation, and ignored basic child protection laws.

Australian Jewish school shut down by government

Israeli soccer star joins Australian synagogue's Purim campaign

Tomer Hemed, the Israeli national football team striker who plays for Sydney Wanderers, joins the mega Purim campaign at Sydney's Shul.

Israeli soccer star joins Australian synagogue's Purim campaign

120 celebs sign letter against BDS boycott of Sydney Festival

120 members of the entertainment industry, including KISS frontman Gene Simmons, sign a letter blasting boycott of the 2022 Sydney Festival.

120 celebs sign letter against BDS boycott of Sydney Festival

BDS targets Australian festival for Israeli Embassy sponsorship

Sydney Festival refuses to bow to BDS movement's demand to cancel partnership with Australian Israeli Embassy.

BDS targets Australian festival for Israeli Embassy sponsorship

Sydney police take steps to prevent anti-lockdown protests

Sydney police stages one of its biggest ever operations to prevent further protest in the city.

Sydney police take steps to prevent anti-lockdown protests

Sydney: Man yells, 'Allahu akhbar!', kills one, wounds another

The central business district of Sydney was put on lockdown, Tuesday afternoon, after a man allegedly stabbed pedestrians there.

Sydney: Man yells, 'Allahu akhbar!', kills one, wounds another

Near disaster:

Young child plunges into platform gap at Sydney train station

Footage from Australia shows 4-year-old falling into gap between platform and Sydney train; Passengers manage to extract him unharmed.

Young child plunges into platform gap at Sydney train station

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.

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

Car rams into Sydney classroom, killing 2

Two children killed and three injured after car ploughs into school in Australia. Police: Crash was not deliberate.

Car rams into Sydney classroom, killing 2

Australia:

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.

New plans for synagogue banned by city council

Sydney Jewish Museum evacuated after bomb threat

Australian Jewish museum evacuated after bomb threat similar to those against JCCs in US.

Sydney Jewish Museum evacuated after bomb threat

Australian mayor declines synagogue invite over 'occupation'

Mayor of a Sydney suburb declines to attend ceremony at a local synagogue due to his opposition to Israel’s actions in Judea and Samaria.

Australian mayor declines synagogue invite over 'occupation'

Australia’s Prime Minister makes impromptu visit to synagogue

Australian Prime Minister visits Sydney synagogue Friday night, dances with congregants, and expresses solidarity with Israel.

Australia’s Prime Minister makes impromptu visit to synagogue

ISIS beheading plot in Australia foiled

Muslim teens in Sydney arrested in possession of bayonets amid plot to decapitate local in the name of ISIS.

ISIS beheading plot in Australia foiled

Australian man charged with ISIS-style attack

Sydney, Australia, man charged with committing a terrorist attack inspired by the Islamic State group.

Australian man charged with ISIS-style attack

Vandals paint swastika on Australian synagogue

Rabbi pens ‘furious' message after synagogue defaced in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

Vandals paint swastika on Australian synagogue

Australia arrests two over Sydney terror plot

Police in Australia arrest 15-year-old and 20-year-old over plans to carry out a terror attack in Sydney.

Australia arrests two over Sydney terror plot

Australian Muslims Charged over Foiled 'Catastrophic' Attack

Terrorists who planned a knife attack in Sydney caught thanks to a tip-off, filmed an Arabic video stating their intention to attack.

Australian Muslims Charged over Foiled 'Catastrophic' Attack

Australia Arrests 2 Men During Anti-Terror Raids

Australia arrests two men as it continues anti-terror raids amid concerns over radicalized Muslims in the country.

Australia Arrests 2 Men During Anti-Terror Raids

What Does it Sound Like When Abbas Really Condemns Terror?

You decide: is there a difference in Abbas's condemnations when the victims are Australians or Jews?

What Does it Sound Like When Abbas Really Condemns Terror?

Sydney: 'Kill the Jews' Attacker Ordered to Attend Shabbat Meal

Australian youth who took part in shocking anti-Semitic attack aboard a school bus also ordered to visit Jewish museum.

Sydney: 'Kill the Jews' Attacker Ordered to Attend Shabbat Meal

Sydney Hostage-Taker Terrorist Swore Loyalty to ISIS A Month Ago

Australian PM asks why Iranian-born jihadi Man Haron Monis, who took cafe hostage Monday, was not on terrorist watch list.

Sydney Hostage-Taker Terrorist Swore Loyalty to ISIS A Month Ago

Netanyahu Sends Letter of Condolence to Australian PM

Israeli PM condemns 'brutal terrorist attack', sends condolences 'on behalf of the people of Israel' to victims of Sydney attack.

Netanyahu Sends Letter of Condolence to Australian PM

Sydney Kidnapper Had a History of 'Mental Instability'

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says that man who took more hostages in a cafe in Sydney was well known to local authorities.

Sydney Kidnapper Had a History of 'Mental Instability'

Netanyahu: 'International Islamic Terrorism Knows No Borders'

Netanyahu sends condolences to Canberra over Sydney siege from Rome; maintains Israel opposes peace deal with PA and Hamas.

Netanyahu: 'International Islamic Terrorism Knows No Borders'

Sydney Hostage Drama: A Jihadist Propaganda Win?

Gunman Man Haron Munis may well have been a deranged, 'fringe' figure, but his actions will still be seen as a PR boon for ISIS.

Sydney Hostage Drama: A Jihadist Propaganda Win?

Terror in Australia

Gunman, Two Others Dead, Four Injured in Sydney Siege

Three dead, four injured; police reveal they are still unclear on details and will not release information until it is accurate.

Gunman, Two Others Dead, Four Injured in Sydney Siege

Live updates

Sydney Siege Ends in Hail of Gunfire

Gunman named as radical Muslim cleric Man Haron Monis, 'hate sheikh' with multiple charges of assault, harassment, and murder.

Sydney Siege Ends in Hail of Gunfire

Sydney: Police 'Make Contact' with Islamist Hostage-Taker

Police make contact with terrorist after 5 hostages escape; gunman issues demands, forces captives to hold jihadi flag.

Sydney: Police 'Make Contact' with Islamist Hostage-Taker

'Hanukkah Miracle' Saves Israeli Singer from Sydney Abduction

Religious singer on Far East tour recounts how he left cafe just minutes before jihadist terrorist entered and took hostages.

'Hanukkah Miracle' Saves Israeli Singer from Sydney Abduction

Shiite Muslim Leader Shot by ISIS Supporters in Sydney

Rasoul Al-Musawi was shot Monday in the face and the shoulder. Friends believe victim was targeted by ISIS supporters for religious beliefs.

Shiite Muslim Leader Shot by ISIS Supporters in Sydney