All posts tagged Executive Council of Australian Jewry


Hate speaker condemned

ISLAMIST group Hizb ut-Tahrir has been condemned by communal leaders after a video emerged last month of a hate rally it conducted in the Sydney suburb of Lakemba last year.
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‘A brutal act of terror’

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has labelled last weekend’s Copenhagen terrorist attacks “an affront to some of our most fundamental values”.

ECAJ Conference 2007. New president Robert Goot. photo: Peter Haskin

US magazine names Goot on most influential list

EXECUTIVE Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) president Robert Goot has been recognised as one of the world’s 100 most influential individuals in terms of their impact on the Jewish community.

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Rabbi Yossi Feldman steps down

RABBI Yossi Feldman, who made national headlines with outrageous comments at the Royal Commission, has stepped down from the board of management of the Sydney Yeshiva Centre and as rabbinic administrator at the Yeshiva’s rabbinical college.

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Community leaders slammed for absence

THE first three days of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse at Yeshivah in Melbourne and Yeshiva in Sydney have been heartbreaking, horrifying and, critically, have presented a harsh reality that the community must hear.

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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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 […]

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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.