All posts tagged Executive Council of Australian Jewry


Our ‘disappointing relationship’ with Gough

AS tributes flow for Gough Whitlam, Australia’s 21st prime minister, who died on Tuesday, aged 98, reflections from communal leaders have been mixed, some recalling a government that made positive and long overdue changes to Australian public life, with others […]

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Babi Yar Massacre memorial ceremony at Waverley Park.

Honouring the victims of Babi Yar

HUNDREDS gathered to commemorate the anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre – in which nearly 34,000 Jews were murdered in two days in Ukraine in 1941 – at


‘Poisonous’ pamphlet condemned

A VEHEMENTLY anti-Semitic leaflet distributed in Sydney’s eastern suburbs on Rosh Hashanah last week has drawn the ire of Jewish communal leaders and politicians. The pamphlet, titled “The worlds

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Burke slammed over settlement comments

COMMUNAL leaders have condemned comments by senior Labor frontbencher Tony Burke, who accused Israel of preventing a two-state solution by building settlements and trashing Palestinians’ drinking water. The shadow

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Golden Dawn set for Australia visit

MEMBERS of Golden Dawn, the far right Greek political party which openly admits admiration for Adolf Hitler and has been listed as a criminal organisation in its home

Peter Wertheim (left), Stephen Lewis. Photo: Nadine Saacks

ECAJ anti-Semitism alert

THERE is a clear correlation between any escalation of the various conflicts in the Middle East and incidents of anti-Semitism in Australia, according to the Executive Council of

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Bishop blames Hamas

HAMAS has “failed to embrace a series of opportunities” to end the conflict in Gaza and Israel, foreign minister Julie Bishop said last week. In a statement released on

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“It wasn’t the bus driver’s fault”

A Jewish bus driver said his colleague had to stop for the six teenagers that abused the Jewish students on Wednesday.

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Sydney unites for peace

A 10,000-strong sea of people dressed in blue and white turned out to show their support for Israel at Dudley Page Reserve in Dover Heights on Sunday. Calling for


Government shelves 18C repeal

THE Abbott government has bowed to pressure from ethnic groups including the Australian Jewish community, scrapping its proposed wind-back of the Racial Discrimination Act on Tuesday. A tent-pole Coalition

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