All posts tagged Executive Council of Australian Jewry

Rabbi Telsner resigns from Yeshivah

Rabbi Zvi Telsner. Photo: AJN file
CHILD sexual abuse victims and communal leaders have welcomed the resignation of the Yeshivah Centre’s senior rabbi, who stood down on Tuesday, admitting that his conduct towards victims and their families has not be in line with the values of Yeshivah.
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Queensland Labor vice-president Wendy Turner.

Qld Labor: Balanced one day, biased the next

FORMER Queensland Premier Peter Beattie has called for even-handedness in the debate on Israel and Palestine after the Queensland Labor Party passed a grossly biased motion that places the entire onus of blame for the conflict on Israel and calls for the immediate recognition of a Palestinian state.

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New party threatens Jewish education

A NEW political party has been formed in Australia that takes a pro-Israel stance but threatens to remove Jewish education from public schools.

Dr Ric Gordon.

Doctor’s apology ‘not good enough’

AN apology by TV doctor Ric Gordon, who said last week on Channel 9 that “there were no overweight people in the concentration camps”, has been dismissed as “insufficient” and “unsatisfactory”.

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‘Israel pinkwashing’ article slammed

COMMUNAL leaders have condemned a Fairfax Media article that accused Israel of highlighting its gay friendliness “to deflect criticism of its treatment of Palestinians” and “to justify Israel’s ongoing occupation”.

Isi Leibler.

‘Obama bad for Jews, world’

ISI Leibler pulled no punches in a frank assessment of the Jewish world he gave late last month.

Israeli peace activists hold a candle in the Dawabsheh family's burnt-out home.
Photo: AFP Photo/Jaafar Ashtiyeh

‘Attackers repudiate sacred values of Judaism’

THOSE responsible for last Friday’s arson attack in the West Bank that claimed the life of an 18-month old Palestinian boy “have repudiated the sacred values of Judaism”, the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) said this week.

Shira Banki.

Pleas for tolerance after fatal stabbing

JEWISH gay and lesbian support groups in Australia have called for more tolerance among the Orthodox community in the wake of last Thursday’s attack at Jerusalem’s gay pride parade that claimed one life.

The panel will be moderated by ECAJ public affairs director Alex Ryvchin.

Discussing the future of the Jewish community

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) and the B’nai B’rith Alfred Dreyfus Unit will host “Generation Next” - an evening to examine the issues critical to understanding our youth, and by extension, the future of Australia’s Jewish community – next week.

Labor Opposition Leader Bill Shorten. Photo: Peter Haskin

ALP Israel resolution slammed

THE Australian Labor Party (ALP) has been condemned by communal leaders for passing a one-sided resolution that singles out Israeli settlement building as a “roadblock to peace” and states that if the next round of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians fail it will discuss recognition of a Palestinian state.