All posts tagged Anton Block

Australian Jewish leaders slam Israeli minister

AUSTRALIAN Jewish leaders have condemned comments by Israel’s new Education Minister Rafi Peretz appearing to endorse gay conversion therapy.

JBOD launches Christchurch crowdfunding campaign

THE New Zealand mosque massacres prompted the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD) to launch a crowd-funding campaign in support of the Muslim community in Christchurch.

‘We mourn alongside her family and friends’

AIIA Maasarwe came to Melbourne to study as an exchange student at La Trobe University. But on Monday evening, her father Saeed helped to carry her coffin at the Albanian Islamic centre and mosque in Dandenong.

Lines drawn in the sand

SEVENTY years of Australian bipartisan agreement on Israel are over. On Tuesday, four days after Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that Australia now recognises West Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the Australian Labor Party – which says it will reverse that recognition in government – passed a resolution to recognise Palestine as a state.

Mixed reaction to Prime Minister’s announcement

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has called Labor's pledge to reverse the Morrison government's recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel's capital "hasty and ill-advised".

‘West Jerusalem is the capital of Israel’

AUSTRALIA now recognises West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced yesterday. It follows a pledge made by the Prime Minister prior to October’s Wentworth by-election that

The national apology

WITH one sentence, emotion filled Parliament House in Canberra on Monday. "Today the Australian government and this Parliament, on behalf of all Australians, unreservedly apologises to the victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse," Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.

Phelps wins Wentworth

KERRYN Phelps has made history, becoming the first Jewish female in Australia's federal parliament after beating the Liberal Party's Dave Sharma in a close Wentworth by-election.

PM considering embassy move

PRIME Minister Scott Morrison has denied that an announcement to look at moving Australia's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem is motivated by Jewish votes in this weekend's Wentworth by-election.

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.