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August 6, 2020, 12:00 am
As Sofer leaves, Danon tipped as new ambassador
Mark Sofer will fly out of Australia next week, having completed a three-year term as Israel's ambassador to Australia.
May 26, 2020, 9:06 pm
Leifer found mentally fit to stand trial
A Jerusalem judge on Tuesday ruled that alleged child sex abuser Malka Leifer is fit to stand trial for extradition to Australia; her defence is expected to appeal the decision.
May 14, 2020, 1:07 am
Tens of thousands log on for Lag b’Omer
With people from Perth to Auckland sending greetings, 18for18 was endorsed across the community: 'Coronavirus can separate us but can't stop us celebrating Jewish life together'.
April 30, 2020, 8:30 am
‘We embrace them in a virtual hug’
On Yom Hazikaron, 'we remember that our independence has exacted a heavy price and we bow our heads in gratitude to those who have paid the ultimate price'.
April 27, 2020, 4:10 pm
Celebrating Israel’s resilience, achievements
Israeli ambassador to Australia Mark Sofer: 'Resilience is the emergence from tragedy and crisis as better people and as a stronger society'.
April 2, 2020, 6:40 pm
First direct flight to Melbourne lands
After an initial rescue flight to Perth last week, a second El Al direct flight from Tel Aviv to Australia landed in Melbourne this evening (Thursday).
February 19, 2020, 10:37 am
One step forward, two steps back
'We have been patient. We have been calm ... But when we go backwards, repeat a process already endlessly delayed, we have had enough,' Leifer’s alleged victims say.
February 6, 2020, 6:30 am
‘The face of humanity’
A new exhibition at NSW Parliament House honours 34 diplomats from 21 countries who collectively saved 200,000 Jews from the Nazis.
January 31, 2020, 10:09 am
New exhibition at NSW Parliament
The exhibition 'recognises the tiny handful of diplomats who were willing to take a stand, who refused to be party to the genocide they were witnessing'.
December 12, 2019, 6:00 am
Tax treaty ratified
'The new tax treaty between Australia and Israel will ensure the economic, trade and commercial relationship between our two countries is strengthened'.
November 29, 2019, 6:00 am
Early intervention for Israel’s youth
Australian youth mental health service Headspace opened its second centre in Israel earlier this month.
November 28, 2019, 9:58 am
El Al to trial direct flights to Melbourne
'This is an exciting and important announcement that will make it easier for Australians to experience the singular beauty of Israel'.
September 24, 2019, 12:21 pm
Son: ‘It had to be done’
Marinus and Marie Zwart were posthumously honoured as Righteous Among the Nations for their bravery during the Holocaust.
September 17, 2019, 11:42 am
New health declaration signed
Israel and NSW have signed a declaration of intent to promote bilateral cooperation in health and medicine.
September 10, 2019, 10:46 pm
Ambassador casts his vote
Israel's ambassador to Australia Mark Sofer says it was an 'honour' to be among the first around the world to cast a vote in Israel's upcoming election.