FORMER Labor national president Warren Mundine has described a motion seeking to ban Labor MPs, officials and Young Labor members from accepting subsidised trips to Israel as “bizarre”, “disgusting” and “anti-Jewish and anti-Israeli”.
NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley told The AJN on Wednesday, “I do not support a ban on trips to Israel,” following a report that a motion seeking to ban Labor MPs, officials and Young Labor members from accepting subsidised trips to Israel will be presented at next month’s NSW conference.
THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has called for fresh sanctions on Iran following the lifting of previous sanctions on the Islamic Republic as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal.
AUSTRALIAN Jewry this week joined the international community in marking the first anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher terrorist attacks in Paris that claimed the lives of 16 people, six of them Jewish.
A MOTION passed by the national assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia’s (UCA) supporting a boycott of Israeli goods has been met with a mixed response from Jewish community leaders.
LABELLING Israel study tours “a junket or propaganda tour” – as former foreign minister Bob Carr did last month – is to completely misunderstand their nature and depth, Sky News political journalist David Lipson said earlier this month.
COMMUNAL leaders have welcomed the appointment of Michelle Guthrie as the managing director of the ABC but added that she has a tough task ahead of her.
A WEST Australian university has apologised to the Jewish Community Council of Western Australia (JCCWA) over an article by one of its academics, berating Israel.
TWO Australian journalists who visited Israel last month as part of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council’s (AIJAC) Rambam study program discussed their experiences at a luncheon meeting with AIJAC supporters in Melbourne recently.