All posts tagged Nina Bassat

A fond farewell to Nina

IN her swansong appearance as president of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) on Tuesday night, Victoria’s multicultural leaders paid tribute to Nina Bassat and welcomed incoming president Jennifer

Israel apartheid billboard removed

A PRO-PALESTINIAN billboard in Melbourne that seemed to accuse Israel of apartheid has been removed.

Napthine shows support

PREMIER Denis Napthine came out strongly in support for Israel and Victorian Jewry when he strolled down Carlisle Street and attended a prayer gathering at Mizrachi shul last week.

Melbourne rallies for peace

A SEA of blue and white swept across the steps of Melbourne’s Parliament House on Sunday as more than 2500 people came to show their support for Israel.

Flag burnings “disgusting”

JEWISH community groups have condemned the burning of an Israeli flag and an Australian flag by pro-Palestinian protesters in the Melbourne CBD.

Melbourne rallies for Israel

FROM a sea of almost 2000 protesters at a community rally for Israel, Maya Zipman, a diminutive Melbourne grandmother, stepped forward, holding a piece of paper, on which she had written a prayer for her grandson, an Israeli soldier currently in Gaza. In a quavering voice, she asked Zionist Council of Victoria president Sam Tatarka to read it out, which he did.

New forum for Russian Jews

A NEW organisation has been set up specifically for Russian Jews in Australia.

Outrage at murder of Palestinian teen

JEWISH organisations in Australia condemned the murder of a Palestinian youth in East Jerusalem, as reports emerged that six Jewish suspects have been arrested in relation to the crime, with at least three confessing.

Abbott, leaders condemn horrific murders

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has written personally to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to express Australia’s sympathy and sorrow in the wake of the brutal slayings of the three Israeli teens abducted last month near Hebron.

Leaders back Bendigo’s Muslims

JEWISH communal leaders have shown their solidarity with Bendigo’s Muslim community, which last week became the target of a racist campaign over the proposed erection of a mosque in the rural Victorian town.