All posts tagged Colin Rubenstein

Paris conference an ‘empty exercise’

An overhyped talkfest – that is the consensus among Jewish leaders in Australia about the January 15 peace conference in Paris.

Shoah memorials ‘safe under 18C’

There is no danger Holocaust commemorations could be impeded by Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, say Jewish groups.

Keep 18C intact, urge roof bodies

Australia's peak Jewish communal organisations have called for a hands-off approach to the Racial Discrimination Act’s provision prohibiting speech that offends or insults.

Cautious welcome for Trump

Donald Trump’s historic election as the 45th US president has been met with mixed reactions from leaders of the Australian Jewish community.

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Caution urged over 18C inquiry

Communal leaders are cautiously welcoming a parliamentary inquiry into freedom of speech, but maintain sections 18C and 18D should remain untouched.

‘Graceless’ Greens leader under fire for Peres speech

Greens leader Richard Di Natale has delivered a speech about the late former Israeli president Shimon Peres, which has been condemned as “disgusting”, “rotten” and “hateful”.

Top appointment for Rotem

Jewish community leaders have given a rousing welcome to news that Yuval Rotem, the former Israeli ambassador to Australia, has been appointed acting director-general of the Foreign Ministry of Israel.

ABC host slammed over anti-Israel rant

Communal leaders have condemned a diatribe by Adelaide media personality Peter Goers, demeaning Israel as “guns and Moses ... one long persecution of Palestinians”.

Uni hosting Israel basher

Jewish leaders have voiced concern over the University of Adelaide’s plans to co-host anti-Israel activist Professor John Dugard, speaking on “Palestine: Is Israel Above the Law?” when he delivers the Edward Said Memorial Lecture this Saturday.

Labor Friends of Palestine booklet ‘demonises’ Israel

A BOOKLET produced by Australian Labor Friends of Palestine accusing the “pro-Israel lobby” of sending politicians, party officials and journalists to Israel to get a “carefully orchestrated, one-sided perspective” on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been slammed as “disingenuous” by communal leaders.