All posts tagged Prime Minister Scott Morrison

‘A rare show of unity’

THE Morrison government “will not turn a blind eye to an antisemitic agenda masquerading as defence of human rights in the UN”, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said this week.

‘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.

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.

Lines drawn in the sand

SEVENTY years of Australian bipartisan agreement on Israel are over. On Tuesday, four days after Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that Australia now recognises West Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the Australian Labor Party – which says it will reverse that recognition in government – passed a resolution to recognise Palestine as a state.

Mixed reaction to Prime Minister’s announcement

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has called Labor's pledge to reverse the Morrison government's recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel's capital "hasty and ill-advised".

New-born son passes away

WHEN Ilana and Leo Dubb made aliyah from Sydney four years ago, they would never have imagined seeing their granddaughter and prematurely delivered great-grandson fighting for their lives after a terrorist attack. But that was their reality this week after seven-months pregnant Shira Ish-Ran, the couple's granddaughter, was shot by a Palestinian terrorist while waiting for a bus in Ofra, in the West Bank.

Recognition of Jerusalem

COMMUNAL leaders were optimistic this week amid reports that Australia would officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Australia’s Israel embassy dilemma

MPs and government agencies have received a letter and fact sheet from the Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) about moving Australia's Israel embassy to undisputed West Jerusalem, as debate about Canberra's position swirls around the government, opposition and regional neighbours.

Religious streams unite for Pittsburgh

SYDNEY's Jewish community put religious differences aside at a pluralistic vigil for the victims and survivors of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre last Wednesday night.

The national apology

WITH one sentence, emotion filled Parliament House in Canberra on Monday. "Today the Australian government and this Parliament, on behalf of all Australians, unreservedly apologises to the victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse," Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.