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The Australian government has been urged to denounce a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) resolution that ignores Jewish ties to the Temple Mount and Kotel.
The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies and the Jewish Community Council of Victoria have united in support of keeping Sections 18C and 18D of the Racial Discrimination Act in their present form.
“Optimists and pessimists die the exact same death, but they live very different lives.” So said Shimon Peres, the last of Israel’s founding generation of leaders.
When confronted with casual anti-Semitism, “It is unfortunately our instinct to err on the side of saying nothing,” said NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD) CEO Vic Alhadeff. That was the focus of the panel discussion held at the National Council of Jewish Women of Australia (NCJWA) in conjunction with the JBOD last week.
Rabbi Elton said he felt heartened by feedback from the Abraham Conference and what was said by panel members from three faiths.
Communal leaders have congratulated Malcolm Turnbull on being returned as Prime Minister of Australia after more than a week of vote-counting by the Australian Electoral Commission.
Politicians and Jewish leaders have lauded Elie Wiesel, the world’s most famous voice of Holocaust survival, who died aged 87 last Saturday (July 2).
Greens candidate James Macdonald, in an electorate with a large portion of Jewish voters (Kingsford Smith), told The AJN this week that “a Jewish homeland built on atrocities and exclusivity would be a disaster for human rights and justice”.
Australian Jewry has expressed its sadness and shock at the massacre carried out at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida that left 49 people dead and 53 injured.
Communal leaders have welcomed a $40 million Safer Communities Fund that will be established by the Liberal Party if it wins the upcoming Federal Election.