All posts tagged Executive Council of Australian Jewry

Informal Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly 69th session:  concern of a rise in anti-Semitic violence worldwide.

UN anti-Semitism session welcomed

THE first-ever meeting of the United Nations General Assembly to deal specifically with the rising tide of anti-Semitism has been met with cautious optimism by local Jewish leaders.
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Susanne Gervay

Our Aussie Day honorees

JEWISH Australians have featured prominently in this year’s Australia Day honours, with major contributions to a vast array of fields being recognised.

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

Fighting discrimination for four decades

AFTER leading a multicultural stand against the government’s plans to axe Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act last year, Executive Council of Australian Jewry executive director Peter Wertheim will speak at a conference next month marking 40 years since […]

Darren Goodsir

Gaza cartoon breached Press Council standards

MORE stringent approval procedures for cartoons have been introduced at The Sydney Morning Herald, following the publication of a cartoon last year that was described as “clearly anti-Semitic” by the Executive Council of Australian Jewry.


BDS threatens to resurface

THE anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign has again reared its head, following a renewed push by some Australian academics to boycott Israeli universities.

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

ECAJ: Charlie shouldn’t impact on 18C

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has confirmed its continued support for Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, which prohibits offending and intimidating people because of their race, national or ethnic origin, after the terrorist attacks in Paris sparked renewed calls for its repeal.

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Ahmed: Sunrise broadcast ‘obscene’

A FIERY debate has broken out between acclaimed physician and journalist Dr Qanta Ahmed and Channel Seven’s Weekend Sunrise program, after the former accused the breakfast show of reducing her to “a vapid tool serving the malignant media construct of a two-dimensional anti-Semitic caricature of Zionism”.


Liberal MP under fire over Israel

LIBERAL MP Craig Laundy has been slammed after alluding to the fact that “the issues that we as a globe confront today” can be traced back to the creation of the State of Israel.

Nitza Lowenstein

Jewish programs to remain on SBS

YIDDISH and Hebrew programs on SBS radio will continue despite the government’s budget cuts.


These rabbis are a class ACT

WHEN Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis turned a sod of soil at the National Jewish Memorial Centre in Canberra last Tuesday, he was breaking ground in three ways. It was his first visit to the national capital as Chief Rabbi of […]