All posts tagged Colin Rubenstein

Cosgrove SJM

New GG a good friend of community

COMMUNITY leaders have welcomed the appointment of the former Chief of the Australian Defence Force, General Peter Cosgrove, as Australia’s next Governor-General.

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Johannson lauded for quitting Oxfam

AUSTRALIAN Jewish leaders have praised actress Scarlett Johansson for quitting her role as a global ambassador for Oxfam after the charity censured her for becoming the new face

julie bishop

Bishop lauded over settlements

AUSTRALIAN communal leaders have praised Foreign Minister Julie Bishop for challenging international claims that Israeli settlements in the West Bank are illegal. In an interview with The Times of


Community leaders praise Mandela

JEWISH communal leaders have added their voices to the worldwide flood of tributes for anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela. South Africa’s first black president passed away last Friday at the


Nuclear deal lets Iran ‘buy time’

ISRAEL watchers in Australia are sceptical about a deal hatched between Iran and the West to curb the Tehran regime’s nuclear program in return for easing sanctions. The six-month

Shortens Peres

ECAJ on Plibersek: Forgive and forget

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has congratulated new Opposition Leader Bill Shorten on his elevation to the leadership of the Labor Party and said it is


Farewelling an ‘unparalleled’ ambassador

JEWISH communal leaders have paid tribute to Yuval Rotem, who heads back to Israel this week after completing six years of service as ambassador to Australia. Zionist Federation of

Richard Falk

ANU conference condemned

A CONFERENCE on Palestinian human rights which is being held at the Australian National University (ANU) this week has “no academic credibility”, the Executive Council of Australian Jewry


Welcoming our ‘exceptional friends’ in government

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) says incoming Prime Minister Tony Abbott  has been given a “clear mandate to govern” in a letter of congratulations sent to the

FM Bob Carr

Carr’s contentious comments condemned

FOREIGN Minister Bob Carr was condemned by communal leaders this week for claiming that the federal Labor government views all Israeli settlements as illegal. Speaking at a commemoration of

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