All posts tagged Executive Council of Australian Jewry

Committed to West Jerusalem as capital

COMMUNAL leaders have welcomed the opening of a new Australian Trade and Defence Office in Jerusalem as a sign of Australia’s continued commitment to recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

‘An insult to our national debate’

AS the Australian Labor Party battles against anti-Israel elements within its ranks, leader Bill Shorten has stressed that a "Shorten Labor government will be committed to maintaining close ties with Israel".

ABC headline still ‘misleading’

THE Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has upheld an Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) complaint relating to a misleading headline, "Israel attacks targets in Gaza following signing of Golan Heights proclamation."

WA Labor candidate quits over Israel comments

OPPOSITION leader Bill Shorten says Labor’s candidate for the WA seat of Curtin Melissa Parke did the “right thing” after withdrawing from the election contest over controversial comments she made about Israel.

Greens’ post slammed

JEWISH leaders have expressed their disgust at a gibe by a Greens staffer working for Macnamara candidate Steph Hodgins-May that deaths in Gaza were Israeli "genocide".

Antisemitic graffiti condemned

JEWISH leaders have expressed their outrage after a string of swastikas and antisemitic remarks were daubed across Sydney late last month.

Police investigating neo-Nazi graffiti in Sydney

POLICE are appealing for information after a series of neo-Nazi symbols and antisemitic remarks were sprayed on a Sydney laneway.

Australia backs Israel at the UN

SCOTT Morrison's government has received kudos from the Jewish community for its stand against a spate of anti-Israel resolutions by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

Sydney Beth Din to be investigated

THE Sydney Beth Din (SBD) has accused the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD) of having a "history of effectively undermining the theological basis of Orthodoxy and halachah" after JBOD last week resolved to investigate it.

Australian Jewish leaders condemn Hamas attacks

JEWISH community leaders in Australia have condemned a barrage of Hamas rocket attacks against civilians in central Israel this week.