All posts tagged Executive Council of Australian Jewry

Zentai dies at 96

Accused Nazi war criminal Charles Zentai died at the age of 96 in Perth in December. He was alleged to have beaten Peter Balazs, 18, to death in Budapest in November 1944 for not wearing a yellow star.

‘We must be vigilant’

"THE Inquiry, its public hearings, findings and recommendations have been of seminal ongoing importance for the whole of Australian society," said Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) president Anton Block.

Figuring out the shortfall in the Census

WITH overall religious affiliation in Australia appearing to decline in the latest Census, a demographics expert has identified a lull in Jewish immigration waves and anomalies in the Census methodology as the factors behind a result that shows some 6000 fewer people identifying as Jewish in 2016 than in 2011.

Anti-Semitism on the rise in Australia

The 2017 Report on Anti-Semitism in Australia released by the Executive Council of Australian Jewry reveals a 10 per cent rise in anti-Semitic incidents reported nationally.

Jewish roof bodies: ‘Legalise SSM’

COMMUNAL roof bodies have urged the government to legalise same-sex marriage in the wake of the postal survey which showed 61.6 per cent of respondents supported marriage equality.

Commemorating our combatants

MEMBERS of Australia's armed forces who have served in the line of duty and made the ultimate sacrifice were honoured at last Sunday's NSW Association of Jewish Service and Ex-Service Men & Women (NAJEX) Remembrance Day commemoration and wreath-laying ceremony.

Greens leader’s tweet on Israel slammed

Greens leader Richard Di Natale has been slammed as "disingenuous" by Australia's Jewish roof body after suggesting that Australia should refrain from signing defence agreements with Israel because of settlements.

‘Yemini does not represent us’

VICTORIAN and federal Jewish leaders have made it clear that a bid by extreme right-winger Avi Yemini to run for State Parliament at next year's election does not have any kind of official endorsement from Australia's Jewish community.

Victorian MPs recall Beersheba

A copy of a painting depicting the charge of the Australian Light Horse into Beersheba 100 years ago this week was presented at Victoria's Parliament House on the October 31 centenary date, with Jewish leaders and state MPs in attendance.

Labor MP sorry over Nazi comparison

FEDERAL Labor frontbencher Joel Fitzgibbon has apologised after comparing the Australian Workers' Union raids conducted by the Australian Federal Police to Nazi Germany.