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Peter Wertheim (left), Stephen Lewis. Photo: Nadine Saacks

ECAJ anti-Semitism alert

THERE is a clear correlation between any escalation of the various conflicts in the Middle East and incidents of anti-Semitism in Australia, according to the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ).

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Government shelves 18C repeal

THE Abbott government has bowed to pressure from ethnic groups including the Australian Jewish community, scrapping its proposed wind-back of the Racial Discrimination Act on Tuesday. A tent-pole Coalition

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Shurat HaDin drops case against Lynch

ISRAELI civil rights group Shurat HaDin and Associate Professor Jake Lynch are both claiming victory after the former withdrew its class action racism lawsuit against the University of

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Leaders laud East Jerusalem stance

ISRAELI Prime ­Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has lauded the Australian government after Attorney-General George Brandis (pictured) clarified last week the Coalition does not refer to East Jerusalem as “occupied”. In


Sydney Uni staff narrowly vote down BDS

THE University of Sydney branch of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) may have moved towards joining the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement if not for


Holocaust-denying bishop’s visit axed

AN anti-Semitic British churchman with a record of denying the Holocaust will not be allowed to visit Australia after The AJN alerted the government to his views. Bishop Richard

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Bishop concerned over homegrown jihadists

FOREIGN Minister Julie Bishop this week said she was “deeply concerned” over the domestic threat posed by Australian citizens fighting with Islamist groups in Syria, following reports that


Shoah denier bishop faces Oz travel ban

THE government has said it is considering requests to ban an anti-Semitic, Holocaust denying British bishop from entering Australia. Richard Williamson (pictured) – who has described Jews as “enemies

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Leaders join Goodes to combat racism

IN the wake of the deadly shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels last weekend, two leaders of the Sydney Jewish community have joined forces with AFL star

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Brandis backing down on RDA

IT has been revealed that Attorney-General George Brandis (pictured) is considering reining in the sweeping changes the government had proposed to make to the Racial Discrimination Act. The news

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