Proponents of boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel typically react with indignation when their views are denounced as antisemitic. They tell us it’s not racist to criticise the policies of any government, or to speak up for human rights; that some Jews (albeit a tiny minority) support BDS, so …Read More »
Peter Wertheim. Joint co-Chief Executive. ECAJ.
The rapid spread of the potentially deadly Covid 19 virus has justifiably deeply unsettled people across the world. People are right to take sensible precautions against contracting the virus. Media coverage has boosted our awareness of the dangers of the virus and steps we can take to protect ourselves and …Read More »
Executive Council ofAustralian Jewry. MEDIA STATEMENT: ASIO chief sounds warning on neo-Nazi threat 25 February 2020. The Director-General of ASIO – Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Mike Burgess has warned about the rapid increase in neo-Nazi activity in Australia. “The Director General is correct to sound the alarm about the emergence …Read More »
ECAJ condemns latest Hamas rocket attacks on Israel. 5 May2019 The Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) condemns the actions of Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other terrorist groups in Gaza which over the last two days have fired more than 450 rockets, mortars and other explosive projectiles targeted at civilian …Read More »
Greg Barns’s diatribe against Israel and his apologia for dumped ALP candidate Melissa Parke (Talking Point, April 22) are sadly typical of the way the facts can get lost when it comes to much commentary about the Middle East. Barns accuses Israel of foreign interference in Australia’s domestic politics and …Read More »