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