Australia & NZ.

Message from ZCNSW President .

The year has come and gone and what a year it has been for the ZCNSW. The past few weeks have been extremely busy ones. Richard Balkin, President of the Zionist Council of NSW. We had the pleasure of welcoming Israel’s new Ambassador to Australia, His Excellency Shmuel Ben-Shmuel, at …

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NSW Jewish Board of Deputies end of year meeting

Reports on the three Israel missions which the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies has conducted in recent weeks will be delivered at next week’s plenum meeting on Tuesday evening December 17. (If photos are flattened, please refresh page. WordPress glitch) Board of Deputies President Yair Miller will report on the …

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Jake Lynch – BDS FAIL

I would sincerely like to wish a hearty mazel tov to Jake Lynch, Director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney, for this MAJOR BDS FAIL. This is priceless, a real slap in the face. Jake Lynch, with legal action pending against him for …

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Media release – Racism is Not Free Speech

MEDIA RELEASE from the ECAJ – Executive Council of Australian Jewry.   Submitted by Peter Wertheim AM – Executive Director   Racism is Not Free Speech Statement from 24 Victorian community organisations regarding the foreshadowed changes to Part IIA of the Racial Discrimination Act.   5 December 2013 We have …

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Naftali Bennett speaks to Sydney

A public meeting is being hosted jointly by the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, NSW United Israel Appeal, Zionist Council of NSW and Central Synagogue. Leading journalist and commentator Paul Sheehan will interview Israeli Minister Naftali Bennett at a public meeting at Central Synagogue on Sunday night. Sheehan, a columnist …

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Jews attacked in Bondi – Man charged

I sincerely hope that those who were quick to wrongly accuse the attackers of the 5 Jewish people in Bondi, as being Muslim, can see how wrong they were. In fact, the taxi driver who apprehended one of the assailants is a Lebanese Muslim. As I said in Blogs, Facebook …

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Antisemitism still alive in Australia

Written by Julie Nathan, research officer for the Executive Council of Australian Jewry. The assault on a Jewish family in Bondi in Sydney in late October publicly highlighted the issue of antisemitism in Australia. Even though most Australian Jews, as individuals, are able to lead a life relatively free of harassment, …

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Australia Should Pull Support from U.N. Intellectual Property Chief Implicated in DNA-Taking Scandal

Tzipi Livni

U.N. Must Remove Head of Intellectual Property Agency Implicated in DNA-Taking Scandal, Says Watchdog Tribune de Geneve: Gurry’s Dubious Deals With Putin, China Anger WIPO Members; Technology Transfers to Iran, North Korea Spark U.S. Outrage If images are flattened, please refresh page In wake of a Geneva newspaper’s exposé of major wrongdoing by …

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Australia reverses Israel vote at the UN

Tzipi Livni

Finally Australia is ‘back on track’ in regards to supporting Israel. On the resolution dealing with the non-recognition of Israel’s claims over Jerusalem, until 2004  Australia voted for this resolution. From 2004 to 2011 Australia abstained. In 2011 and 2012 Australia reverted to voting for this resolution. This year Australia …

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Report back: Journalist’s Mission to Israel

Note: If images are flattened please click refresh. A public meeting will be held in The Saunders Hall, Central  Synagogue, next Wednesday December 4 at 7.30pm. The journalists who participated in the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies’  recent Journalists Mission to Israel will address a public meeting. The journalists – …

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ECAJ: MEDIA RELEASE – Racism is NOT FREE SPEECH

21 November 2013 We have read with growing concern that the Federal government has plans to remove or water down the protections against racial vilification which presently extend to Australians of all backgrounds under the Racial Discrimination Act (RDA). This would be a step backwards for Australia. We oppose absolutely …

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Adults abusing each other over child abuse

Child abuse is the most abhorrent crime. Sadly, the incidence of child abuse, particularly sexual abuse, has been disclosed in recent times as being perpetrated in a number of educational institutions in Australia. Extremely disturbing facts have  been revealed by recent investigations especially within the Catholic Church in Australia and …

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Police charge fourth male over assault – Bondi

Police Media report Monday, 11 November 2013 06:16:18 PM Police from the Eastern Suburbs have charged a fourth male over an alleged assault last month at Bondi.About 12.30am on Saturday 26 October 2013, four men, aged 66, 48, 39, and 27, and a 62-year-old woman were walking along Blair Street …

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Australia’s first suicide bomber?

This is a very timely article from the ABC by Middle East correspondent Matt Brown I have been intending to highlight this very issue. October 28, 2013 the Herald Sun published this. Link: “FORMER Army chief Peter Leahy believes dual Australian-Syrian citizens should be prevented from returning here after fighting …

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