All posts tagged Colin Rubenstein

A makeshift memorial for victims of the Pulse nightclub.
Photo: AP Photo/David Goldman.

Community mourns Orlando victims

Australian Jewry has expressed its sadness and shock at the massacre carried out at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida that left 49 people dead and 53 injured.

Professor Bassam Dally.

BDS advocate disinvited from Limmud Oz

A Palestinian-Australian advocate of boycotts, divestments and sanctions (BDS) against Israel has been disinvited from Limmud Oz after organisers learnt of his vocal support for the BDS campaign.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop was thanked by Jewish communal leaders for Australia voting against a motion condemning Israel at the World Health Organisation World Assembly.

Australia stands up for Israel at World Health Organisation

As Foreign Minister Julie Bishop went on the campaign trail in Melbourne’s Jewish community on Tuesday, communal leaders thanked her for taking a principled stance against an anti-Israel motion put forward at the World Health Organisation (WHO) World Assembly.

Australia-Israel Labor Dialogue logo.

AILD rejects Elbit claims

THE Australia-Israel Labor Dialogue (AILD) has gone on the attack as an internal ALP storm erupted over a news story trying to link MPs’ Israel visits to an Israeli defence contractor.

Jeremy Jones (right) receives the Harmony Award from Premier Mike Baird last week.

Multicultural champion honoured

COMMUNAL stalwart Jeremy Jones has received top honours at the 2016 Premier’s Harmony Dinner, taking home the Stepan Kerkyasharian AO Harmony Award after serving the community for more than 40 years promoting multicultural and interfaith dialogue.

Lee Rhiannon.

‘Greens out of touch’

A GREENS Senate motion that called on the federal government to halt military cooperation and military trade with Israel demonstrates “how naive and out of touch the Greens are with the realities of life in the Middle East”.

Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Fury over Iranian Foreign Minister’s visit

FOREIGN Affairs Minister Julie Bishop has remained largely silent on the Australian visit of her Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif next week, as part of a six-nation Asia-Pacific tour.

Deakin MP Michael Sukkar has slammed BDS.

MP: ‘BDS is anti-Semitism’

THE Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign is “anti-Semitism pure and simple”, Deakin MP Michael Sukkar said in Parliament last week.

Tony Burke (left) and Bob Carr have played key roles in trying to force the ALP to
adopt anti-Israel policies. Photo: AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim

NSW Labor ‘bullies’ rebuffed

“A REPUDIATION of hardline anti-Israel sentiment”, a “rebuff of bullies and censors”, “sensible”, “balanced”, “rational” and “measured” ... just some of the ways Labor MPs and communal leaders have this week described the resolution that was passed on the Israel-Palestine issue at the NSW Labor state conference last Sunday.

Craig Laundy.

New Assistant Minister’s controversial past

BOTH the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) and the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) will seek to meet with newly appointed Assistant Minister for Multiculturalism Craig Laundy.