All posts tagged Peter Wertheim

Senate rejects 18C amendment

There has been a mixed reaction from leading members of the Jewish community to news that Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act will remain unchanged.

‘Misleading’ and ‘irresponsible’ headline

News.com.au has been slammed by communal leaders for the headline it ran when Palestinian terrorist Ahmed Ghazal, who has been described as a “heroic martyr” by Hamas, stabbed three people before being killed by Israeli police last week.

Eyeless in Gaza premieres

It was a full house at the Randwick Ritz Cinema on March 2 for the Sydney premiere of the documentary Eyeless in Gaza, followed by a Q&A session featuring producer Robert Magid.

‘True mensch’ mourned

Tributes flowed in for Dr Joachim Schneeweiss, a “true mensch” and a “giant” of the Australian Jewish community, when he died at the age of 89 on Monday (March 6).

Report ‘shows no reason to change 18C’

Jewish community leaders have welcomed this week’s findings by Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights report on the Racial Discrimination Act (RDA), which failed to reach a consensus on amending freedom-of-speech laws.

Unsettled over settlements

Australian Jewish leaders have expressed concern over Israel’s controversial new legislation on settlements, describing the law which would retroactively legalise an estimated 4000 West Bank settler homes built on privately owned Palestinian land as “troubling” and “counterproductive”.

Talkin’ ’bout our generations

As a landmark snapshot of Australia’s Jewish community, Gen17 will be a critical resource for planning the future of Jewish Australia.

Leaders address 18C committee

Two communal organisations presented cases for the retention of existing anti-racism legislation when they spoke to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights last week.

Paris conference an ‘empty exercise’

An overhyped talkfest – that is the consensus among Jewish leaders in Australia about the January 15 peace conference in Paris.

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Australia condemns ‘vicious terror attack’

When a Palestinian terrorist drove a truck into IDF cadets in Jerusalem on January 8, Dovi Meyer was among the first emergency responders on the scene.