All posts tagged Robert Goot

18C dominates ECAJ AGM

Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act dominated debate at the Executive Council of Australian Jewry’s 2016 conference on November 27.

Block takes up the mantle

Victorian Anton Block was elected the new president of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry at its annual conference on November 27.

Furore over Jewish One Nation event

After a week of confusion and accusations of anti-Semitism, One Nation senators Pauline Hanson and Malcolm Roberts have confirmed they will take questions from the community on December 4 at IDF Training in Caulfield.

Cautious welcome for Trump

Donald Trump’s historic election as the 45th US president has been met with mixed reactions from leaders of the Australian Jewish community.

Colin Rubenstein

Caution urged over 18C inquiry

Communal leaders are cautiously welcoming a parliamentary inquiry into freedom of speech, but maintain sections 18C and 18D should remain untouched.

Moving tributes to Peres

Moving tributes to the late former Israeli president Shimon Peres were held at communal events in Melbourne and Sydney last week.

‘Graceless’ Greens leader under fire for Peres speech

Greens leader Richard Di Natale has delivered a speech about the late former Israeli president Shimon Peres, which has been condemned as “disgusting”, “rotten” and “hateful”.

Top appointment for Rotem

Jewish community leaders have given a rousing welcome to news that Yuval Rotem, the former Israeli ambassador to Australia, has been appointed acting director-general of the Foreign Ministry of Israel.

Australia urged to protest UNESCO resolution

The Australian government has been urged to denounce a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) resolution that ignores Jewish ties to the Temple Mount and Kotel.

Australian Jewish leaders mourn Peres

“Optimists and pessimists die the exact same death, but they live very different lives.” So said Shimon Peres, the last of Israel’s founding generation of leaders.