Mundine: Israel trip ban would be ‘anti-Jewish’

Warren Mundine. Photo: AAP Image/Mick Tsikas.
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”.
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Luke Foley. Photo: Noel Kessel

Foley opposes ban on Israel trips

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.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (right) with the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano. Photo: Website of the President of Iran

ECAJ urges new Iran sanctions

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.

Police stand guard outside Hyper Cacher  last January. Photo:  Serge Attal/Flash90

Remembering Hyper Cacher, Hebdo victims, one year on

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.

Michelle Guthrie. Photo: ABC.

Cautious welcome for new ABC MD

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.

Dr Sandra Nasr.

Uni sorry for prof’s blog

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.

Bob Carr.

Carr slammed over Jerusalem remarks

FORMER foreign minister Bob Carr has come under fire from members of his own party after lamenting the “Judaising” of the “great Arab city” of Jerusalem and saying politicians are being “seduced and bribed” with study tours to Israel.

Jonathan Pollard and wife Esther.

Pollard supporters laud release

AUSTRALIAN supporters of Jonathan Pollard were buoyed at news the long-jailed American intelligence expert, who served almost 30 years for spying for Israel, has been paroled, but lamented further restrictions on his freedom.


UNESCO Western Wall resolution condemned

COMMUNAL leaders have slammed a resolution set to be considered this week by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) that designates the Kotel as a Muslim holy site.

Moshe Feiglin.

Visiting Israeli snubbed

AUSTRALIAN Jewish leaders distanced themselves from Israeli former MK Moshe Feiglin, who was in Australia this week.