All posts tagged Peter Kohn

Top Tiger to talk Israel

FOR the CEO of an AFL club, staying on – or ahead of – the ball is an ingrained philosophy, so Brendon Gale, chief executive of Richmond Football Club, was curious about how Israelis have stayed on top of their game.

Australian Jewish leaders react to Omar, Tlaib ban

AUSTRALIAN Jewish leaders have defended Israel's handling of plans by two controversial US Congresswomen to visit there, although some stated that tactically Israel may have blundered.

Merlino tackles ACHPER

VICTORIAN Education Minister James Merlino has announced he expects an unreserved apology and a full public accounting from education resources provider, Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER), after a controversy over how it handled a complaint against anti-Israel study materials.

Poulton quits ALP

TREVOR Poulton, the figure at the centre of a renewed storm over Josh Frydenberg's eligibility to sit in Parliament, has quit the ALP, amid claims antisemitism played a role in the attacks on the Treasurer.

Anti-Israel coursework controversy continues

FALSE, denigrating claims about Israel in study materials for Victorian students came under the blowtorch this week as Caulfield MP David Southwick demanded the Andrews government move more quickly to safeguard students from false information in VCE coursework.

Israel-Diaspora analyst Down Under

PROFESSOR Gil Troy is set to visit Australia as a special guest of the Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA), to headline its plenary conference in Sydney on August 25 and to speak in Melbourne and Perth.

Swastika daubed on Anne Frank poster

ANNE Frank's life-affirming reflection in her famous Holocaust-era diary that "people are really good at heart" was tested last week, when a swastika was daubed on a poster promoting a small Melbourne theatre company's production of The Diary of Anne Frank.

Pro-Israel doctors end dispute with The Lancet

THOUSANDS of physicians and health academics across the world, led by among others Australian Jewish Professor Paul Zimmet, have ended a five-year boycott of leading international medical journal The Lancet over its coverage of Israel. 

Mazon set to expand

TAKING care of people in hunger is set to become a high priority across the Jewish community, with Mazon Australia planning to expand its operations, after three decades of informal ties to the Union for Progressive Judaism.

‘He would have been happy’

WHEN Paul Segal passed away last year at the age of 88, there were no friends or family to mourn at his graveside.