All posts tagged Peter Wertheim

A makeshift memorial for victims of the Pulse nightclub.
Photo: AP Photo/David Goldman.

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.

People holding a banner reading "I am Brussels" behind flowers and candles to mourn for the victims at Place de la Bourse in the centre of Brussels.

Australian Jewry ‘shocked, outraged’ at Belgium bombings

AUSTRALIA’S Jewish leaders have expressed their shock and outrage at yesterday’s terrorist bombings in Brussels, which left more than 30 people dead. Writing to Belgium ambassador to Australia Jean-Luc Bodson, Executive

Deakin MP Michael Sukkar has slammed BDS.

MP: ‘BDS is anti-Semitism’

THE Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign is “anti-Semitism pure and simple”, Deakin MP Michael Sukkar said in Parliament last week.

Jake Lynch (in the red shirt) goading the elderly woman during last year's protest.

A blow for CPACS?

THE University of Sydney is considering downgrading its Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPACS) from a centre to a department, a move the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) says “does not go far enough”.

Craig Laundy.

New Assistant Minister’s controversial past

BOTH the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) and the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) will seek to meet with newly appointed Assistant Minister for Multiculturalism Craig Laundy.

Tony Burke (left) and Bob Carr have played key roles in trying to force the ALP to
adopt anti-Israel policies. Photo: AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim

NSW Labor pains

NSW Labor delegates to this weekend’s state conference have proposed more motions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict than on the environment or Indigenous affairs ... and more than all other motions concerning foreign policy put together.