All posts tagged Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council

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.

‘Voice of truth, honesty’

THE United Nations General Assembly has "disgraced itself by siding with terrorists" after it passed a one-sided resolution last week condemning Israel for defending its Gaza border, Executive Council of Australian Jewry president Anton Block said.

Bishop questions PA’s ‘pay to slay’ policy

AN Israeli authority on Palestinian textbooks has urged Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to follow her new stance on Palestinian "martyr" payments with a tough line on Palestinian Authority (PA) ­schoolbooks.

Senator to probe UNRWA funding

MONEY provided by Australia to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is being used “for evil purposes”, Senator David Leyonhjelm said last week.