All posts tagged Executive Council of Australian Jewry

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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Seven’s deadly sin

CHANNEL 7 has compared a terrorist who stabbed an innocent 70-year-old man with someone “having an argument with their mother” prior to a car accident.

David Knoll.

‘Anti-Semitism threatens our social fabric’

THE resurgence of anti-Semitism was listed as one of the main challenges facing multicultural Australia at the Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia conference in Sydney recently.

ECAJ president Robert Goot. photo: Peter Haskin

ECAJ: ‘Australian Jewry is shocked, horrified, revulsed’

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has added its voice to the worldwide chorus of shock and sorrow in the wake of Friday night’s terrorist attacks in Paris.


ABC needs to live up to its own standards

THE ABC is one of Australia’s most venerable institutions, much loved by many people. The national broadcaster provides television, radio, online and mobile services throughout metropolitan and regional Australia as well as educational and cultural programming, some of it highly innovative, that commercial media rarely offer. Australia would be much the poorer in many ways without the ABC.

Federal Attorney-General, Senator George Brandis. Photo: AAP Image/Lukas Coch

New legislation on advocating genocide

THE federal government today (Thursday) introduced to Parliament a new criminal offence of advocating genocide, which could see offenders who publicly “counsel, promote, encourage or urge” genocide imprisoned for up to seven years.

Robert Goot (second from right) during a private papal audience at the
Vatican in 2014.

Building bridges with the Vatican

EXECUTIVE Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) president Robert Goot has been appointed to the senior position of co-chair of the World Jewish Congress’ (WJC) Policy Council.

The late Yitzhak Rabin.

Reflections on Rabin’s legacy

AS 100,000 people joined together in central Tel Aviv on Saturday to mark the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, community leaders in Australia reflected on the life and legacy of the slain prime ­minister.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.

Bishop: No shift in Iran policy

FOREIGN Minister Julie Bishop declared there has been no shift in Australia’s foreign policy towards Iran and Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria when she met with leaders of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) last week.


Half-a-century since Nostra Aetate

FIFTY years after Nostra Aetate, what does the future of interfaith dialogue between the next ­generation of Jews, Christians and other faith groups hold? That’s what the Great Synagogue’s Rabbi Dr Ben Elton will discuss in his keynote address marking 50 years of the landmark document this Wednesday, October 28.