All posts tagged Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council

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.

Participants report back

THREE participants on the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council's recent Rambam Israel Fellowship Program – professor of international security and intelligence studies at the ANU John Blaxland, Mark Ludlow from The Australian Financial Review and senior research fellow at The Centre for Independent Studies Peter Kurti – concurred that the tour was a deeply rewarding experience, although the overarching message regarding the geopolitical situation was coloured with pessimism.

Bibi’s bombshells

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has labelled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's United Nations General Assembly speech "compelling", identifying Bibi's revelation of a secret atomic warehouse in Tehran a "key moment".

Twenty-five years on

JEWISH community leaders in Australia have offered mixed reflections on the quarter century since the Oslo Accords between Israel and the Palestinians were signed in a ceremony on the White House lawn on September 13, 1993.

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.

‘I feel very much at home in the Jewish community’

FORMER PM Malcolm Turnbull has paid tribute to the Jewish community for its support as he reflected on his 15 years in Parliament in an interview with The AJN.

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.

ABC coverage bombs

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has lodged an official complaint with the ABC over its coverage of events in Israel and Gaza last weekend.

Our tax won’t ‘pay to slay’

THE Jewish community has cautiously welcomed a landmark announcement by the Australian government ending direct aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) through the World Bank, amid growing concerns that Australia's tax dollars may be helping to fund terrorism.