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THE federal government today (Thursday) introduced to Parliament a new criminal offence of advocating genocide, which could see offenders who publicly “counsel, promote, encourage or urge” genocide imprisoned for up to seven years.
AS 100,000 people joined together in central Tel Aviv on Saturday to mark the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, community leaders in Australia reflected on the life and legacy of the slain prime minister.
FOREIGN Minister Julie Bishop declared there has been no shift in Australia’s foreign policy towards Iran and Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria when she met with leaders of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) last week.
JEWISH communalleaders have expressed their shock and outrage at the terrorist murder of a Sydney police employee by teenager Farhad Jabar on Friday.
NEWLY appointed to Malcolm Turnbull’s cabinet, rising Liberal star Josh Frydenberg said he was “humbled” at his promotion in this week’s landmark reshuffle.
FEDERAL NSW Labor MP Laurie Ferguson has roused the ire of the community leadership after delivering a speech slating Israel in the House of Representatives last week.
ANTI-Discrimination Board of NSW president Stepan Kerkyasharian has joined communal leaders in welcoming the federal government’s plans to introduce a new crime of “advocacy of genocide”.
TEN years after Israel unilaterally withdrew from Gaza in the hope for peace, local community leaders have spoken of the plan’s “abject failure”.
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.