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

Australian restaurant removes 'Schindler's List fries' from menu

Restaurant in Australia comes under fire after outraged Jewish customer notices Schindler's List-themed waffle fries on the menu.Ben Ariel, 2/5/2019, 5:42 AM

Rabbi attacked in Melbourne: You should have died in Auschwitz

Road rage driver shouts that he wants to "do what Hitler did" to rabbi on phone at red light in Australia.Gary Willig, 1/29/2019, 9:39 PM

Jewish philanthropist receives Australia’s highest honor

Pauline Gandel tapped for Australia's highest honor after donating more than $100 million to charity over past 40 years.Henry Benjamin, JTA, 1/29/2019, 8:00 AM

Israeli woman murdered in Australia buried in hometown

Thousands gather in Arab town of Baka al-Garbiyeh in northern Israel to accompany body of Aiia Maasarwe to local cemetery.Marcy Oster, JTA, 1/23/2019, 4:36 PM

Australia: Man charged with rape and murder of Israeli student

20-year-old Codey Herrmann charged with rape and murder of Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe from Baqa al-Gharbiyye in northern Israel.AFP, 1/19/2019, 6:09 PM

Suspect arrested in murder of Israeli woman in Australia

Australia police arrest 20-year-old man in connection to the murder of Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/18/2019, 6:52 AM

Israeli student murdered in Australia while on phone with sister

Victim identified as 21-year-old Aiia Maasarwe, from the city of Baqa al-Gharbiyye in northern Israel.AFP, 1/17/2019, 8:12 AM

Australia: Body of Israeli woman found near train station

21-year-old Israeli found dead near Melbourne train station. Local police suspect woman was sexually assaulted and murdered.Tal Polon, 1/16/2019, 4:39 PM

Neo-Nazis deface Australian old age home with swastikas

Aged care facility that is home to Holocaust survivors in Melbourne defaced with swastikas by neo-Nazi organization.Ben Ariel, 1/6/2019, 6:09 AM

Australian Labor Party calls to recognize 'Palestine'

National conference of Australia’s Labor Party approves resolution calling on next government to proceed with recognition of “Palestine”.Elad Benari, 12/19/2018, 6:06 AM

Arab League to Australia and Brazil: Abide by international law

Arab League calls on Australia and Brazil to "abide by international law" concerning the status of Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 12/19/2018, 5:12 AM

Hamas warns Australia following Jerusalem recognition

Hamas condemns Australia for recognizing western Jerusalem as Israel's capital, calls on it to rescind its decision.Dalit Halevi, 12/19/2018, 4:10 AM

Is Australia's partial recognition of Jerusalem disappointing?

Dr. Meir Elran thinks that "Australia doesn't agree with Israeli assertion that Jerusalem, as a united city, is the capital of Israel".Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/19/2018, 12:42 AM

Arab League: Australia should recognize 'Palestine'

Arab League Secretary-General calls on Australia to recognize eastern Jerusalem as the capital of "Palestine".Elad Benari, 12/17/2018, 6:10 AM

Jordan: Australia's Jerusalem recognition breaches int'l law

Jordan condemns Australia’s decision to recognize western Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.Elad Benari, 12/16/2018, 6:38 AM

Erekat criticizes Australia over Jerusalem recognition

Head of PLO Executive Committee says Australia isn't committed to two-state solution and refuses to recognize "Palestine".Elad Benari, 12/16/2018, 5:24 AM

PA blasts Australia's recognition of Jerusalem

PA criticizes Australia's recognition of western Jerusalem as Israel's capital.Dalit Halevi, 12/16/2018, 1:23 AM

Israel 'disappointed' by Australia's decision on Jerusalem

FM says recognizing West Jerusalem as capital only 'a step in the right direction' while senior official says PM 'only went halfway'.Tzvi Lev, 12/15/2018, 6:59 PM

Australia could recognize Jerusalem as soon as Saturday

Officials in Canberra say PM could announce as soon as Saturday that his government will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.Elad Benari, 12/14/2018, 4:24 AM

Australia will not recognize Jerusalem anytime soon

Australian PM dismisses reports recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel is imminent.Gary Willig, 12/12/2018, 9:00 PM