All posts tagged Colin Rubenstein

Pollard supporters laud release

Jonathan Pollard and wife Esther.
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.
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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.

Border Police officers scuffle with a Palestinian protester as they detain him near Damascus Gate outside Jerusalem's Old City.

Local leaders condemn violence

ZIONIST Federation of Australia president Danny Lamm will travel to Israel this week in defiance of the current deadly wave of Palestinian terrorism to attend the World Zionist Congress.

Mahmoud Abbas.

Leaders: Abbas must answer for violence

THE recent escalation in Palestinian terrorist attacks is directly linked to Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas’s inciteful rhetoric, local community leaders said this week.


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.

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.