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Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act dominated debate at the Executive Council of Australian Jewry’s 2016 conference on November 27.
Victorian Anton Block was elected the new president of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry at its annual conference on November 27.
Moving tributes to the late former Israeli president Shimon Peres were held at communal events in Melbourne and Sydney last week.
NSW Finance Minister Dominic Perrottet told The AJN this week that no racial group should be subjected to public statements intended to incite violence.
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.