All posts tagged Gareth Narunsky

Qld Labor: Balanced one day, biased the next

Queensland Labor vice-president Wendy Turner.
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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Ismail al-Wahwah.

Dismay over failure to charge al-Wahwah

NSW Anti-Discrimination Board president Stepan Kerkyasharian has backed the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies’ (JBOD) call for the state’s race hate legislation to be reviewed after police decided last week not to charge Hizb ut-Tahrir leader Ismail al-Wahwah with racial incitement.

From left: Bruce Notley-Smith, Rabbi Mendel Kastel and Brad Hazzard at Jewish House.

Pollies on communal tour

BOTH Jewish House and Wolper Jewish Hospital opened their doors to members of the state government recently.

Irad Malkin photo

Macquarie honour for Israeli professor

MACQUARIE University has recognised a top Israeli scholar with one of its most exclusive honours.

Paul Sheehan addressing the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies' AGM last Tuesday. Photo: Gareth Narunsky

‘We’re living in Orwellian times’

JOURNALIST Paul Sheehan pulled no punches in his presentation to the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies’ annual general meeting last week, taking aim at Western universities, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, the political left in general and even his own industry.

Leon Slucki while serving in the army.

Community rallies for Holocaust survivor’s funeral

IN an amazing show of community spirit, more than a hundred people attended the funeral of a man they had never met last Friday.

Nir Barkat is coming to Australia.

Barkat bound for Oz

THE Jewish National Fund (JNF) has scored a coup for its October campaign events, securing Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat as keynote speaker.


Breakthrough in judge’s murder

A CLOSE friend of murdered Family Court Judge David Opas has told The AJN he “will never forget” the night he was killed.

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.