All posts tagged Peter Wertheim

DFAT alumni lash Israel

AN open letter from a group of former diplomats urging Prime Minister Scott Morrison not to support the US Middle East peace plan betrays “a clear bias and an alarming lack of understanding” about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) says.

Body Hack slammed as ‘anything but balanced’

Jewish community leaders have expressed their "extreme concern" at the depiction of the situation in the Gaza Strip and the portrayal of Israel on Network Ten's Todd Sampson's Body Hack, which aired on Tuesday evening. 

ECAJ calls for apology over headline

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has lodged a complaint with SBS for running a story entitled "Israeli settlers storm Al-Asqa mosque".

Parke slammed over ‘Israel lobby’ comments

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has called on former Labor MP Melissa Parke to apologise for saying “It is not wrong to say the Israel lobby has excessive influence in the Australian political system”.

Albanese’s record on Israel ‘somewhat mixed’

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has urged new Labor leader Anthony Albanese to ensure his party does not go down the same route as its British counterpart.

Albanese cautiously welcomed as Labor leader

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has cautiously welcomed Anthony Albanese as federal Labor leader after he was elected unopposed on Monday.

Committed to West Jerusalem as capital

COMMUNAL leaders have welcomed the opening of a new Australian Trade and Defence Office in Jerusalem as a sign of Australia's continued commitment to recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Call for Australia to follow UK’s Hezbollah ban

Australia's peak Jewish body has written to the Prime Minister urging the federal government to follow the UK's example and enact a complete ban on Hezbollah.

Jews, Poles join in condemnation

JEWISH groups have joined a major Polish communal organisation in condemning a broadcaster visiting from Poland for his blatantly antisemitic remarks.

‘A reminder of darker times’

Holocaust survivor Peter Halas, who is usually at Bondi Beach every morning, was interstate on Sunday when he received photographs of the swastikas daubed along the promenade.