Age chief: Israeli deaths don’t sell papers

Age editor Andrew Holden. Photo: Peter Haskin.
More than 100 members of the community, among them Peter Kohn, flocked to the JCCV plenum on Monday night as Age editor Andrew Holden sought to defend his paper’s coverage of Israel.
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Facebook hate page pulled

FACEBOOK has removed the page of an anti-Semitic student group whose administrators had been trolling Jewish community-related pages.

The Middle East section of Typo's globe.

Typo on Typo’s world globe

A WORLD globe with Palestine printed over the area of Israel will continue being sold at retailer Typo, despite its parent company, Cotton On, being informed of the error.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (right) with the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano. Photo: Website of the President of Iran

ECAJ urges new Iran sanctions

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has called for fresh sanctions on Iran following the lifting of previous sanctions on the Islamic Republic as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal.

Police stand guard outside Hyper Cacher  last January. Photo:  Serge Attal/Flash90

Remembering Hyper Cacher, Hebdo victims, one year on

AUSTRALIAN Jewry this week joined the international community in marking the first anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher terrorist attacks in Paris that claimed the lives of 16 people, six of them Jewish.

The UCA logo.

Talks to continue with Uniting Church despite boycott motion

A MOTION passed by the national assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia’s (UCA) supporting a boycott of Israeli goods has been met with a mixed response from Jewish community leaders.

William Szekely (right) with his predecessor as president of the NSWCCJ, Father Joseph Sobb.

Champion of interfaith relations mourned

WILLIAM Szekely, a communal leader in the interfaith sector, has passed away suddenly at the age of 61.

Michelle Guthrie. Photo: ABC.

Cautious welcome for new ABC MD

COMMUNAL leaders have welcomed the appointment of Michelle Guthrie as the managing director of the ABC but added that she has a tough task ahead of her.

Dr Sandra Nasr.

Uni sorry for prof’s blog

A WEST Australian university has apologised to the Jewish Community Council of Western Australia (JCCWA) over an article by one of its academics, berating Israel.

Bob Carr.

Carr slammed over Jerusalem remarks

FORMER foreign minister Bob Carr has come under fire from members of his own party after lamenting the “Judaising” of the “great Arab city” of Jerusalem and saying politicians are being “seduced and bribed” with study tours to Israel.