All posts tagged Jewish Community Council of Victoria

‘Confine these views to the dustbin of history’

JEWISH leaders have joined a legion of Australians condemning an anti-immigration rally in Melbourne on Saturday attended by Queensland senator Fraser Anning, at which neo-Nazi salutes were made and Nazi paraphernalia was displayed.

Jewish-Muslim initiative tackles racism

A Jewish-Muslim initiative that provides training on how to safely respond to a hate attack was launched at Melbourne's Immigration Museum on December 10.

‘An eye opener for me’

ON his first visit to the Jewish Holocaust Centre (JHC) on Monday, Israel's ambassador Mark Sofer was given a comprehensive briefing on the centre's future expansion plans and was shown through the museum.

Thundering Bolt strikes Bagel Belt

HE is no stranger to divisiveness, and last week Andrew Bolt polarised members of both the wider and Jewish community. Four News Corp tabloids, including the Herald Sun published an op-ed by the controversial columnist entitled in the Daily Telegraph as "The foreign invasion".

AJDS carpeted by roof body

THE Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) has voted overwhelmingly to censure the Australian Jewish Democratic Society (AJDS), one of its constituent organisations, over its promotion of a pro-Palestinian rally held in May.

Activist’s invite revoked

VCOSS feared Tamika Mallory's comments would detract from their message, writes Peter Kohn.

Israel Independence Day

$4 million security boost

A LANDMARK $4 million boost to security upgrades for the Victorian Jewish community was announced by Premier Daniel Andrews at South Caulfield Hebrew Congregation on Sunday.

Fears of tax on shules

A BILL introduced into the Victorian Parliament to remove tax exemptions from charities that advocate religion has come under fire from the Victorian Opposition.

Iemma defends Danby over McNeill ad controversy

Former NSW premier Morris Iemma has defended Michael Danby after the media spotlight returned to the Melbourne Ports MP's advertisements about ABC journalist Sophie McNeill.

‘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.