All posts tagged Anton Block

Palestinian aid shake-up ‘welcome’

AUSTRALIAN Jewish community leaders have praised a move by the US to cut the entire American aid budget to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which provides aid to the Palestinians.

‘Israel support to continue’

AUSTRALIA'S new Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne will continue to support the State of Israel, according to Liberal deputy leader Josh Frydenberg.

Scott Morrison elected PM, Frydenberg deputy Liberal leader

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) will write to incoming Prime Minister Scott Morrison to wish him well in the role, after the former Treasurer defeated Peter Dutton 45-40

Lecturer defends colleague

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has welcomed an investigation by the University of Sydney (USYD) into academic Tim Anderson's support for a colleague who wore a Yemeni badge that said "Death to Israel" and "Curse on the Jews".

Sheikh detained in Jordan

HIZB ut-Tahrir Australia spiritual leader Ismail al-Wahwah, who in 2015 called on people to "rid" the world of the Jewish "hidden evil" and declared "the ember of jihad against the Jews will continue to burn", has been arrested in Jordan.

‘Tawdry and juvenile’

AUSTRALIAN Jewish Association (AJA) president David Adler has sought to defend the group's invitation to far-right Canadian personality Lauren Southern to take a walking tour of Bondi or Caulfield.

Abuse victims ‘distressed’ by event

THE Yeshivah Centre has come under fire for holding a 10th yahrzeit commemoration for Melbourne Yeshivah director Rabbi Yitzchok Dovid Groner which ignored any reference to the coverups of child sexual abuse he was reportedly involved in at the organisation.

National Redress Scheme welcomed

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has welcomed the July 1 start date for the $3.8 billion National Redress Scheme for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse – approved by the Senate last week – while commending Jewish Care Victoria “for its decisive leadership” in becoming the first Australian Jewish organisation to officially sign up to it.

Troubling Times

NEW South Wales Opposition Leader Luke Foley has disassociated himself from articles in the Australian Muslim Times (AMUST) that veer into anti-Semitic territory after an advertisement he placed wishing the Muslim community Eid Mubarak appeared in the same edition.

‘A sad loss for the community’

COMMUNAL identity Betty Wilkenfeld, who passed away on Sunday aged 87, has been remembered as "a highly respected stalwart of the community".