All posts tagged Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council

‘Confine these views to the dustbin of history’

JEWISH leaders have joined a legion of Australians condemning an anti-immigration rally in Melbourne on Saturday attended by Queensland senator Fraser Anning, at which neo-Nazi salutes were made and Nazi paraphernalia was displayed.

ECAJ ‘cautiously welcomes’ findings

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has "cautiously welcomed" the long-awaited release of the Religious Freedom Review and the federal government's response.

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".

Australia’s Israel embassy dilemma

MPs and government agencies have received a letter and fact sheet from the Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) about moving Australia's Israel embassy to undisputed West Jerusalem, as debate about Canberra's position swirls around the government, opposition and regional neighbours.

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.