All posts tagged Executive Council of Australian Jewry

Sir Zelman’s son killed in paragliding crash

The Jewish community is in mourning following the death of Ben Cowen, the youngest child of former Governor-General, the late Sir Zelman Cowen.

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.

MP wrongly listed on anti-Israel petition

The Australia Palestine Advocacy Network has apologised to federal MP Matt Thistlethwaite after it mistakenly listed him as a signatory on an anti-Israel petition.

18C dominates ECAJ AGM

Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act dominated debate at the Executive Council of Australian Jewry’s 2016 conference on November 27.

Block takes up the mantle

Victorian Anton Block was elected the new president of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry at its annual conference on November 27.

Moving tributes to Peres

Moving tributes to the late former Israeli president Shimon Peres were held at communal events in Melbourne and Sydney last week.

Perrottet weighs in on 18C

NSW Finance Minister Dominic Perrottet told The AJN this week that no racial group should be subjected to public statements intended to incite violence.

Australia urged to protest UNESCO resolution

The Australian government has been urged to denounce a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) resolution that ignores Jewish ties to the Temple Mount and Kotel.

Community unites for 18C

The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies and the Jewish Community Council of Victoria have united in support of keeping Sections 18C and 18D of the Racial Discrimination Act in their present form.

Australian Jewish leaders mourn Peres

“Optimists and pessimists die the exact same death, but they live very different lives.” So said Shimon Peres, the last of Israel’s founding generation of leaders.