All posts tagged Peter Wertheim

Greens leader Richard Di Natale. Photo: AAP Image/Mick Tsikas

‘Graceless’ Greens leader under fire for Peres speech

Greens leader Richard Di Natale has delivered a speech about the late former Israeli president Shimon Peres, which has been condemned as “disgusting”, “rotten” and “hateful”.

A view of the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. Photo: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images.

Australia urged to protest UNESCO resolution

The Australian government has been urged to denounce a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) resolution that ignores Jewish ties to the Temple Mount and Kotel.

Muhammad Raza Saqib Mustafai in the offensive video. Photo: YouTube screengrab

‘Urgent need’ to act on genocide advocacy

A Pakistani cleric sent home from an Australian speaking tour last week after a video emerged of him declaring, “It is the guarantee of world peace when the last Jew is slain” illustrates the “urgent need” for a new criminal offence of advocacy of genocide.

Adelaide media personality Peter Goers.

ABC host slammed over anti-Israel rant

Communal leaders have condemned a diatribe by Adelaide media personality Peter Goers, demeaning Israel as “guns and Moses ... one long persecution of Palestinians”.

Executive Council of Australian Jewry executive director Peter Wertheim.

Community unites for 18C

The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies and the Jewish Community Council of Victoria have united in support of keeping Sections 18C and 18D of the Racial Discrimination Act in their present form.

AIJAC’s Jeremy Jones (left) met Shimon Peres in Jerusalem in 2007.

Australian Jewish leaders mourn Peres

“Optimists and pessimists die the exact same death, but they live very different lives.” So said Shimon Peres, the last of Israel’s founding generation of leaders.

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).