All posts tagged Executive Council of Australian Jewry

Michael Danby in
front of his billboard
at St Kilda Junction
condemning the
government over its
stance on Iran.
Photo: Peter Haskin

Senate considers Iran sanctions

MELBOURNE Ports MP Michael Danby called on the government to explain why it has gone from being a major international critic of Iran to being even more accommodating of the regime than the United States, when he spoke yesterday at a public hearing of the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee’s inquiry into the partial suspension of sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

Julian Leeser. Photo: Giselle Haber

Leeser sets sights on Canberra

JULIAN Leeser could become the first Jewish member of the House of Representatives from NSW for the Liberal Party if elected later this year.

People holding a banner reading "I am Brussels" behind flowers and candles to mourn for the victims at Place de la Bourse in the centre of Brussels.

Australian Jewry ‘shocked, outraged’ at Belgium bombings

AUSTRALIA’S Jewish leaders have expressed their shock and outrage at yesterday’s terrorist bombings in Brussels, which left more than 30 people dead. Writing to Belgium ambassador to Australia Jean-Luc Bodson, Executive

Jeremy Jones (right) receives the Harmony Award from Premier Mike Baird last week.

Multicultural champion honoured

COMMUNAL stalwart Jeremy Jones has received top honours at the 2016 Premier’s Harmony Dinner, taking home the Stepan Kerkyasharian AO Harmony Award after serving the community for more than 40 years promoting multicultural and interfaith dialogue.

Ali Abunimah.

Electronic Intifada founder gets visa

A PALESTINIAN American journalist who says ,“The two-state solution as typically expressed is no more than a last-ditch plan to save Zionism” is set to visit Australia next week where he will address a number of public events.

Lee Rhiannon.

‘Greens out of touch’

A GREENS Senate motion that called on the federal government to halt military cooperation and military trade with Israel demonstrates “how naive and out of touch the Greens are with the realities of life in the Middle East”.

Deakin MP Michael Sukkar has slammed BDS.

MP: ‘BDS is anti-Semitism’

THE Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign is “anti-Semitism pure and simple”, Deakin MP Michael Sukkar said in Parliament last week.

Jake Lynch (in the red shirt) goading the elderly woman during last year's protest.

A blow for CPACS?

THE University of Sydney is considering downgrading its Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPACS) from a centre to a department, a move the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) says “does not go far enough”.

Michael Danby in
front of his billboard
at St Kilda Junction
condemning the
government over its
stance on Iran.
Photo: Peter Haskin

Senate to probe Iran sanctions rollback

THE Australian government’s decision to lift sanctions on Iran in the wake of last year’s nuclear deal will come under the spotlight in Parliament after Labor this week moved to refer the policy change to a powerful Senate committee.

President Reuven Rivlin.

Disappointment over Rivlin cancellation

COMMUNAL leaders have expressed their disappointment at the cancellation of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin’s scheduled visit to Australia later this month, with the head of state set to visit Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin instead.