All posts tagged Peter Wertheim

Attorney General George Brandis with Malcolm Turnbull. Photo: AAP Image.

New genocide advocacy law

Confirmation that a new federal criminal offence of advocacy of genocide will be “introduced early” was welcomed by ECAJ executive director Peter Wertheim.

Gary and Sheila Esterman’s view of the Nice boulevard where 84 people were killed by a terrorist last week. Flowers have been left by family and friends of those killed.

Aussie couple witness Nice terrorist attack

Gary and Sheila Esterman watched on in horror from their hotel balcony as a terrorist used his truck to kill 84 people and injure hundreds more on Bastille Day in Nice.

Julian Leeser, elected as the Member for Berowra

Record number of Jews elected

Australians have voted, and while the final results are still being determined, the country has decided to elect three new Jewish politicians.

Tributes have poured in for the world's most famous voice of Holocaust survival, Elie Wiesel. Photo: AP.

Wiesel mourned

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 for Kingsford Smith, James Macdonald.

Greens candidate slams Israel

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”.

Community mourns Orlando

Community mourns Orlando victims

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.

Margaret Gutman with her partner Ziggy Sieradzki.

Gutman ‘respected and loved’

Communal leaders have paid tribute to Margaret Gutman, who served in several top roles in the Jewish community and died at the age of 87 last week.

From left: Michael Danby, committee chair Senator Alex Gallacher and Senator Glenn Sterle at the Iran Sanctions hearing last month.

Iran report welcomed

THE findings of a Senate committee’s inquiry into the partial lifting of suspension of sanctions against Iran, released last week, have been welcomed by Melbourne Ports MP Michael Danby and Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) executive director Peter Wertheim.

Lee Rhiannon.

Taxpayers’ funds used to protest ‘Israeli Apartheid’

FEDERAL Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon used taxpayers’ money to print posters that called for Australia to “break ties with Israeli Apartheid”, called for the Palestinian “right of return” and for Israel to “end the occupation”.

Michael Danby in
front of his billboard
at St Kilda Junction
condemning the
government over its
stance on Iran.
Photo: Peter Haskin

Senate considers Iran sanctions

MELBOURNE Ports MP Michael Danby called on the government to explain why it has gone from being a major international critic of Iran to being even more accommodating of the regime than the United States, when he spoke yesterday at a public hearing of the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee’s inquiry into the partial suspension of sanctions against the Islamic Republic.