All posts tagged Mike Kelly

‘Don’t name seat for anti-Semite’

AN acclaimed scholar of the life of General Sir John Monash has attacked the naming of a federal electorate after an anti-Semitic historian who undermined Australia’s greatest citizen officer.

Last Post honour for WWI Jewish Digger Levy

The Australian War Memorial has honoured a World War I Jewish Digger, Sergeant Albert Levy, on the centenary of his death in the Battle of Amiens, dedicating a Last Post ceremony in tribute.

MPs apologise for Evian

THE world "turned its back on God's chosen people", federal MP Stuart Robert said last week while moving a parliamentary motion apologising for Australia's "indifference" to the plight of European Jewry on the eve of the Holocaust.

Neo-Nazi group’s assault

A BARRAGE of anti-Semitic attacks has ravaged NSW and Victoria, with community leaders and MPs voicing concern over an upsurge in hatred and bigotry.

Bishop: No mission in Jerusalem

Just weeks after promising to look into the prospect of establishing an Australian diplomatic presence in Jerusalem, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has ruled out the possibility.

The real threat facing us

OUR community is justifiably concerned about recent developments within the ALP. The misguided push by some elements, led by Bob Carr, to unilaterally recognise the "State of Palestine" has gained some traction at recent state Labor conferences. Much of the rhetoric emanating from supporters of the Palestinian cause has been inflammatory, including morally offensive comparisons with apartheid South Africa. These decisions will have no bearing on Labor's foreign policy determined at its 2018 national conference.

Kelly keynotes at NAJEX event

ALMOST 200 people attended the NSW Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen & Women’s (NAJEX) commemorative Anzac event at the Sydney Jewish Museum last Sunday.

Governor named as NAJEX patron

NSW Governor David Hurley told The AJN he is “honoured” to be made patron of the NSW Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen & Women (NAJEX), saying the Jewish community has a “proud tradition” of service to Australia.

30-3-14. ZFA Biennial Conference 2014. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten addresses the audience. Photo: Peter Haskin

ALP set to debate Palestine recognition

DELEGATES to the 47th national Australian Labor Party conference in Melbourne could pass a resolution placing the Opposition on the express lane to recognising a Palestinian state.

Cheers to SodaStream

LABOR MPs, staffers and candidates showed their solidarity with SodaStream, when they gathered for a fizzy drink in Canberra last week. Organised by Jewish MP Michael Danby and Mike Kelly,