All posts tagged Peter Wertheim

Ministerial role for Frydenberg

Josh Frydenberg being sworn in on Monday. Photo: AAP Image/Lukas Coch
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.
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Laurie Ferguson.

MP slammed over Israel speech

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.

Federal Attorney-General, Senator George Brandis. Photo: AAP Image/Lukas Coch

Advocacy of genocide to be criminalised

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”.

Israeli security personnel evicting a resident of Neve Dekalim.

Disengagement from Gaza: 10 years on

TEN years after Israel unilaterally withdrew from Gaza in the hope for peace, local community leaders have spoken of the plan’s “abject failure”.

Queensland Labor vice-president Wendy Turner.

Qld Labor: Balanced one day, biased the next

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.

Dr Ric Gordon.

Doctor’s apology ‘not good enough’

AN apology by TV doctor Ric Gordon, who said last week on Channel 9 that “there were no overweight people in the concentration camps”, has been dismissed as “insufficient” and “unsatisfactory”.

gay pride parade

‘Israel pinkwashing’ article slammed

COMMUNAL leaders have condemned a Fairfax Media article that accused Israel of highlighting its gay friendliness “to deflect criticism of its treatment of Palestinians” and “to justify Israel’s ongoing occupation”.

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.

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.