All posts tagged Peter Wertheim

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.

Doctor’s apology for Auschwitz comparison rebuffed

An Australian medical expert has been accused of inadequately apologising after implying refugees on Manus Island and Nauru are worse off than Holocaust victims who were sent to be gassed at Auschwitz.

Seventy years on: recognising reality

Recognising a Palestinian state in these circumstances would therefore not help to end the conflict with Israel, but would almost certainly inaugurate a new and bloodier phase of that conflict.

Disqualified!

THE International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has stripped Malaysia of the right to host the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships.

‘Confine these views to the dustbin of history’

JEWISH leaders have joined a legion of Australians condemning an anti-immigration rally in Melbourne on Saturday attended by Queensland senator Fraser Anning, at which neo-Nazi salutes were made and Nazi paraphernalia was displayed.

Oz remembered

ISRAEL and world Jewry have "lost a giant" with the passing of Amos Oz, Executive Council of Australian Jewry co-CEO Peter Wertheim said this week.

ECAJ ‘cautiously welcomes’ findings

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has "cautiously welcomed" the long-awaited release of the Religious Freedom Review and the federal government's response.