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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.
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‘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.

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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”.

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Bob Carr at it again

COMMUNAL leaders and politicians have blasted the inaugural patron of Labor Friends of Palestine, Bob Carr, who delivered a one-sided speech against Israel last week that accused the country of being on the road to “apartheid”.

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The AJC of advocacy

WE are at a defining moment for Israel and world Jewry, American Jewish Committee (AJC) executive director David Harris said in Sydney late last month.

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An audience with Abbott

ISRAEL, Iran and Islamist terror were on the agenda last week when Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) executive director Colin Rubenstein, together with his American Jewish Committee (AJC) counterpart David Harris, met Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

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Pro-Palestinian group slammed over photo

TWO months after being caught out using a photo of children killed in Syria and portraying them as Palestinian victims in Gaza, the Australians for Palestine (AFP) group is at it again.

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Community builds bridges

THE NSW Jewish War Memorial last Monday played host to the third meeting this year of the National Dialogue of Christians, Muslims and Jews.