All posts tagged Colin Rubenstein

Racist rant on bus condemned

COMMUNAL leaders have strongly condemned a racist rant on a Sydney bus last week in which a woman identifying herself as Jewish and from Israel spewed abuse on a Chinese-Australian woman.
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Tony Abbott at the Scopus Foundation's celebration dinner in November 2013.
Photo: Dean Schmideg

Farewelling ‘a sincere friend’

AS Tony Abbott’s tenure as prime minister drew to a close, community leaders paid tribute to the former Liberal leader as a strong friend of Israel and the Australian Jewish community.

Malcolm Turnbull at Chabad Youth’s Lag b'Omer celebrations last year.

New year brings a new prime minister

COMMUNAL leaders have welcomed Malcolm Turnbull’s appointment as the 29th Prime Minister of Australia.

Israeli security personnel evicting a resident of Neve Dekalim.

Disengagement from Gaza: 10 years on

TEN years after Israel unilaterally withdrew from Gaza in the hope for peace, local community leaders have spoken of the plan’s “abject failure”.

Queensland Labor vice-president Wendy Turner.

Qld Labor: Balanced one day, biased the next

FORMER Queensland Premier Peter Beattie has called for even-handedness in the debate on Israel and Palestine after the Queensland Labor Party passed a grossly biased motion that places the entire onus of blame for the conflict on Israel and calls for the immediate recognition of a Palestinian state.

Israeli peace activists hold a candle in the Dawabsheh family's burnt-out home.
Photo: AFP Photo/Jaafar Ashtiyeh

‘Attackers repudiate sacred values of Judaism’

THOSE responsible for last Friday’s arson attack in the West Bank that claimed the life of an 18-month old Palestinian boy “have repudiated the sacred values of Judaism”, the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) said this week.

Shira Banki.

Pleas for tolerance after fatal stabbing

JEWISH gay and lesbian support groups in Australia have called for more tolerance among the Orthodox community in the wake of last Thursday’s attack at Jerusalem’s gay pride parade that claimed one life.

30-3-14. ZFA Biennial Conference 2014. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten addresses the audience. Photo: Peter Haskin

ALP set to debate Palestine recognition

DELEGATES to the 47th national Australian Labor Party conference in Melbourne could pass a resolution placing the Opposition on the express lane to recognising a Palestinian state.

Clashes erupted between Israeli troops and activists on board the Mavi Marmara which was attempting to break the Gaza blockade.
Photo: AJN File.

ICC probe ‘lacks legal merit’

THE judges who voted to reopen the International Criminal Court’s (ICC’s) investigation into the 2010 flotilla incident have “undermined the institutional credibility of the ICC”, Zionist Federation of Australia president Danny Lamm said this week.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Local dismay over Iran deal

AS Australia woke to the news yesterday that an agreement had been reached with Iran to curb its nuclear program, critics were already dissecting and finding problems with the deal.