All posts tagged ECAJ

Leak’s SS-SSM comparison ‘repulsive’

A CARTOON comparing equal marriage advocates to the Nazi stormtroopers has been slammed as “repulsive”, “unacceptable” and “an inversion of history”, by leaders of the Jewish and LGBTQI+ communities.

Fatah resurrects Le Lievre cartoon

A CONTROVERSIAL Glen Le Lievre cartoon that was slammed as anti-Semitic when it appeared during the 2014 Gaza war has resurfaced two years later on an official website run by Fatah, the ruling party of the Palestinian Authority.

New genocide advocacy law

Confirmation that a new federal criminal offence of advocacy of genocide will be “introduced early" was welcomed by ECAJ executive director Peter Wertheim.

Jews urged to make Census count

The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ motto for the 2016 Census, which will be held on Tuesday night (August 9), is “Your moment to make a difference” – and this is particularly the case for Australian Jewry according to the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) and to JCA demographer Dr David Graham.

Iran report welcomed

THE findings of a Senate committee’s inquiry into the partial lifting of suspension of sanctions against Iran, released last week, have been welcomed by Melbourne Ports MP Michael Danby and Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) executive director Peter Wertheim.

Candidate sorry for camp comparison

A JEWISH Labor candidate in Sydney has apologised for offending the community by comparing detention centres to concentration camps.

Taxpayers’ funds used to protest ‘Israeli Apartheid’

FEDERAL Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon used taxpayers’ money to print posters that called for Australia to “break ties with Israeli Apartheid”, called for the Palestinian “right of return” and for Israel to “end the occupation”.

Abbott, leaders condemn horrific murders

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has written personally to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to express Australia’s sympathy and sorrow in the wake of the brutal slayings of the three Israeli teens abducted last month near Hebron.

Toben deeply invested in repeal of 18C: Milne

AUSTRALIAN Greens leader Senator Christine Milne has argued in Parliament that retaining Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act is essential to curb the activities of Holocaust deniers such as Fredrick Toben.

East Jerusalem stance clarified

COMMUNAL leaders this week said they have no issue with an apparent softening of the federal government’s stance on the status of East Jerusalem.