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Greens leader Richard Di Natale has delivered a speech about the late former Israeli president Shimon Peres, which has been condemned as “disgusting”, “rotten” and “hateful”.
Jewish community leaders have given a rousing welcome to news that Yuval Rotem, the former Israeli ambassador to Australia, has been appointed acting director-general of the Foreign Ministry of Israel.
The Australian government has been urged to denounce a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) resolution that ignores Jewish ties to the Temple Mount and Kotel.
Communal leaders have condemned a diatribe by Adelaide media personality Peter Goers, demeaning Israel as “guns and Moses ... one long persecution of Palestinians”.
Jewish leaders have voiced concern over the University of Adelaide’s plans to co-host anti-Israel activist Professor John Dugard, speaking on “Palestine: Is Israel Above the Law?” when he delivers the Edward Said Memorial Lecture this Saturday.
A BOOKLET produced by Australian Labor Friends of Palestine accusing the “pro-Israel lobby” of sending politicians, party officials and journalists to Israel to get a “carefully orchestrated, one-sided perspective” on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been slammed as “disingenuous” by communal leaders.
“Optimists and pessimists die the exact same death, but they live very different lives.” So said Shimon Peres, the last of Israel’s founding generation of leaders.
A petition calling for Benjamin Netanyahu to be barred from entering Australia has gathered more than 3000 signatures.
Fascinating insights into small, but growing “friendly” engagements taking place between Saudi Arabia and Israel – officially enemies – were shared by The Washington Institute’s specialist in Saudi politics and Arab state relations, Simon Henderson, at South Head Synagogue on August 29.
The potential for Australia to learn from Israel’s “can-do culture” was not lost on Nick Cater and James Brown, who attended a Rambam intensive study tour to Israel in July for Australian journalists and academics.