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Hate speaker condemned

ISLAMIST group Hizb ut-Tahrir has been condemned by communal leaders after a video emerged last month of a hate rally it conducted in the Sydney suburb of Lakemba last year.
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Fears for anti-BDS laws

JEWISH community leaders have pressed the Victorian Labor government not to scrap “move on” laws introduced by the Liberals when in government to deal with blockades and sieges of businesses by extremists.

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No platform for delegitimisers

THE battle against the delegitimisation of Israel will be won when people holding anti-Israel and anti-Zionist views have the same social acceptability as neo-Nazis, former Knesset member Dr Einat Wilf said in Sydney earlier this month.


‘A brutal act of terror’

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has labelled last weekend’s Copenhagen terrorist attacks “an affront to some of our most fundamental values”.

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‘World changers’ visit Israel

A VISIT to Israel by a delegation of Indonesian scholars last month has “the potential to change the world”, says the local communal leader who led it.

Informal Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly 69th session:  concern of a rise in anti-Semitic violence worldwide.

UN anti-Semitism session welcomed

THE first-ever meeting of the United Nations General Assembly to deal specifically with the rising tide of anti-Semitism has been met with cautious optimism by local Jewish leaders.


‘Evil massacres … vicious assaults’

IN the wake of the deadly terror attacks that gripped Paris last week, when Islamic extremists rained death on innocents claiming 17 lives, the outpouring of anguish and shows of defiance from across the globe have been singular and visceral.

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Bittersweet triumph for Walkley winners

FORMER AJN editor Dan Goldberg this week described winning a Walkley Award with filmmaker Danny Ben-Moshe for his documentary on child abuse in Melbourne’s Yeshivah community as a bittersweet career highlight.


Jewish leaders meet Indian PM

REPRESENTATIVES from the Jewish community were among the VIPs who welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Sydney at a reception on Monday night.

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‘An act of pure evil’

TONY Abbott has described the terrorist attack at a Jerusalem synagogue that killed five people as “an act of pure evil”.