All posts tagged Jeremy Jones

‘No place for hate in election debate’

A GROUP of Uniting Church and Jewish community representatives have gathered in Sydney to condemn the “spate of racist invective, vandalism and harassment” marring the federal election campaign.

ECAJ ‘cautiously welcomes’ findings

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has "cautiously welcomed" the long-awaited release of the Religious Freedom Review and the federal government's response.

Lines drawn in the sand

SEVENTY years of Australian bipartisan agreement on Israel are over. On Tuesday, four days after Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that Australia now recognises West Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the Australian Labor Party – which says it will reverse that recognition in government – passed a resolution to recognise Palestine as a state.

Keneally and co return from Rambam

Labor Senators Kristina Keneally and Anthony Chisholm addressed an Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council briefing earlier this month after participating in a recent Rambam study program to Israel.

Carr does a u-turn

FORMER foreign minister Bob Carr has withdrawn from an event billed as "The right of return … commemoration of 70th anniversary of Al Nakbah".

ABC doco tells of pilgrimage to Poland

Australian musician Fay Sussman embarked on a moving pilgrimage to Poland, which has been recorded in a captivating documentary called Fay's Journey, set to screen on ABC's Compass program on March 24 at 6pm.

Our Pole position

THE Australian Jewish community has urged the Polish government to rethink its new law which makes it illegal to claim Polish involvement in the Holocaust.

Mourning community stalwart Andrew Casey

Tributes have flooded in for community stalwart Andrew Casey, who died suddenly at the age of 64 last week. Casey came to Australia as a refugee, was a journalist, media adviser, political activist, trade unionist and proud Jew.

Senate rejects 18C amendment

There has been a mixed reaction from leading members of the Jewish community to news that Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act will remain unchanged.

Mixed reaction to 18C proposal

Jewish community opinion remains divided over Section 18C of the federal Racial Discrimination Act, after news that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is proposing landmark changes to the act.