All posts tagged Executive Council of Australian Jewry

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Leading the fight against hate

AUSTRALIAN activists were among the 1200 delegates at the fifth Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism in Jerusalem last week.
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‘Kashrut probe not a threat’

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) will cooperate with a recently announced Senate Inquiry into Food Certification Schemes.

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Turnbull: ‘No plans to revisit 18C’

COMMUNICATIONS Minister Malcolm Turnbull has assured Australia’s Jewish roof body he is not advocating that the issue of changing Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act (RDA) be resurrected.

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Mike Baird: ‘Next year in Jerusalem’

MIKE Baird intends to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut in Jerusalem next year, a trip which will see him become the first NSW Premier in living memory to visit Israel.

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Lecturer sorry for anti-Semitism comments

UNIVERSITY of Sydney lecturer Yarran Hominh has apologised to the community after it was reported that he said people should be allowed to express anti-Semitism on campus.

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ECAJ, B’nai B’rith to host lecture series

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) and B’nai B’rith are partnering for a series of interviews and panel discussions, the first of which will be held next Wednesday, May 6.


Anti-Israel forums slammed

A SYMPOSIUM titled “Law, Rights and Resistance in Occupied Palestine” at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) on Friday has been labelled “one of the worst examples of polemics masquerading as genuine academic scholarship that we have seen in Australia”.


‘Recognise the Armenian genocide’

JEWISH communal leaders in Australia this week voiced their support for international recognition of the Armenian genocide, a century after the persecution of Armenians within the Ottoman Empire led to the deaths of well over a million people.

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Companies drop kosher symbol

IT has been revealed this week that a number of companies have decided to remove symbols certifying their products as kosher from their packaging.


Bishop urged to tackle Iran over Israel

COMMUNAL leaders have joined Labor MP Michael Danby in urging Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to use her controversial visit to Iran this weekend to express Australia’s concern at the country’s continual calls for the destruction of Israel.