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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.
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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.

Clashes erupted between Israeli troops and activists on board the Mavi Marmara which was attempting to break the Gaza blockade.
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ICC probe ‘lacks legal merit’

THE judges who voted to reopen the International Criminal Court’s (ICC’s) investigation into the 2010 flotilla incident have “undermined the institutional credibility of the ICC”, Zionist Federation of Australia president Danny Lamm said this week.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Local dismay over Iran deal

AS Australia woke to the news yesterday that an agreement had been reached with Iran to curb its nuclear program, critics were already dissecting and finding problems with the deal.

Labor MP Melissa Parke.

ALP should be ‘ashamed of Parke’

FEDERAL Labor MP Melissa Parke needs to be “pulled into line” after she signed a petition calling on the United Nations Security Council to place sanctions on Israel, the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) says.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

ECAJ joins citizenship debate

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has thrown its broad support behind the federal government’s proposals to revoke citizenship from Australians involved with terrorist groups, but has urged caution.

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Frydenberg tweeter has anti-Semitic form

THE AJN can reveal that the financial planner at the centre of a storm of criticism for anti-Semitic tweets about Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg this week has previous form in the area.

UN report: ‘errors of fact, appalling bias’

JEWISH community groups have sharply criticised the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) report into last year’s war between Israel and Gaza.

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Nazi haul in Qld drugs raid

QUEENSLAND Jewish Board of Deputies president Jason Steinberg has called for a permanent Holocaust and Tolerance Museum in the state after a number of Nazi items were discovered during police […]

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Hatred in eastern suburbs

COMMUNAL leaders have condemned an anti-Semitic leaflet that was dropped in letterboxes in Sydney’s eastern suburbs this week.