All posts tagged Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council

‘A betrayal of Jewish values’

THE Benjamin Netanyahu-brokered merger of Israel’s Jewish Home party with the far-right Jewish Power has been met with unanimous concern from Australia’s peak Jewish groups.

‘A rare show of unity’

THE Morrison government "will not turn a blind eye to an antisemitic agenda masquerading as defence of human rights in the UN", Prime Minister Scott Morrison said this week.

Australia’s government should ban Hezbollah

There is strong evidence that Hezbollah is active in Australia – in the local criminal underworld and from the pulpits of some mosques.

Disqualified!

THE International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has stripped Malaysia of the right to host the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships.

‘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.