All posts tagged Colin Rubenstein

The cover of the booklet.

Labor Friends of Palestine booklet ‘demonises’ Israel

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.

AIJAC’s Jeremy Jones (left) met Shimon Peres in Jerusalem in 2007.

Australian Jewish leaders mourn Peres

Robert Goot Peter Wertheim Executive Council of Australian Jewry “Optimists and pessimists die the exact same death, but they live very different lives.” So said Shimon Peres, the last of

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Calls to ban Bibi

A petition calling for Benjamin Netanyahu to be barred from entering Australia has gathered more than 3000 signatures.

A screen grab from a report on June 15 on ABC TV's 7.30 program, which referred to Gaza as being part of the "occupied territories".

ABC admits Gaza report errors

The ABC corrected two errors it made in a report on Palestinians crossing from Gaza into Egypt and Israel, following a complaint by the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC).

Mohammed El-Halabi.

World Vision suspends Gaza operations

World Vision announced last week that it had suspended its operations in Gaza, following allegations that the global charity’s local director had siphoned millions of dollars of aid money to the military wing of Hamas.

David Southwick, MP for Caulfield and Shadow Minister for Innovation, Energy & Resources, and Renewables.

Victorian Libs visit Israel

The Landing Pad was one of the highlights of an eight-day tour by 11 Victorian Coalition MPs under the AIJAC Rambam Israel Fellowship Program.

Goldberg

Legal legend mourned

Senior politicians, communal leaders and the legal fraternity have paid tribute to former Federal Court judge and barrister Alan Goldberg.

Tributes have poured in for the world's most famous voice of Holocaust survival, Elie Wiesel. Photo: AP.

Wiesel mourned

Politicians and Jewish leaders have lauded Elie Wiesel, the world’s most famous voice of Holocaust survival, who died aged 87 last Saturday (July 2).

Community mourns Orlando

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.