…and concern from Melbourne

March 31, 2014 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) is deeply concerned about the Exposure Draft of proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act. Read more

CRC urges Federal Government to back down on 18C

March 31, 2014 by  

On behalf of 190 ethnic communities of New South Wales, the NSW Community Relations Commission has urged the Federal Government to withdraw its Exposure Draft of the “Freedom of Speech (Repeal of Section 18C) Bill 2014” and reconsider the entire issue. Read more

Modern day miracle

March 31, 2014 by  

To see a wheelchair-bound individual stand up and walk independently is an incredible experience, usually possible only in the world of sci-fi entertainment. Read more

Alexey Yemtsov – Piano Recital…a review by Fraser Beath McEwing

March 30, 2014 by  

When Ukrainian born pianist, Alexey Yemtsov, tackled an extensive and punishing Russian composer program for his recital at the Art Gallery of NSW on the weekend, he did more than play the required notes. Read more

Palestine – Kerry’s Credibility Crashes As Abbas’s Intransigence Increases,,,writes David Singer

March 30, 2014 by  

US Secretary of State John Kerry has seen his reputation and prestige shredded to tatters over the past few weeks. Read more

Sharansky launches AUJS campaign

March 28, 2014 by  

Natan Sharansky, the executive chairman of the Jewish Agency, has launched the Australasian Union of Jewish Students’ (AUJS) I am an Israeli campaign, as part of his Australian tour. Read more

Sharansky joins UIA for lunch

March 28, 2014 by  

Sydney’s United Israel Appeal has hosted a lunch for Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky…visit the Photogallery. Read more

NZ identity admits to owning Mein Kampf

March 28, 2014 by  

German-born millionaire Kim Dotcom has admitted to New Zealand media that he owns a copy of the notorious work written by Adolf Hitler “Mein Kampf”. Read more

Southwick has his say

March 28, 2014 by  

Liberal Victorian State MP David Southwick has expressed his concern over changes to the Racial Discrimination Act being planned by the Federal Liberal Government. Read more

ABC gives green light to hate speech

March 28, 2014 by  

The Online Hate Prevention Institute  recently targeted the ABC  for sparking Facebook hate,  assuming that having moderators automatically meant there would be no hate speech on the ABC Facebook page. Read more

Sharansky and Weiser in conversation

March 28, 2014 by  

Natan Sharansky held a public conversation with Dr Ron Weiser at Sydney’s Central Synagogue…creating a unique insight into one of the most celebrated members of the world-wide Jewish community. Read more

Have you eaten dessert?…asks Rabbi Michoel Gourarie

March 28, 2014 by  

Question: I have worked hard to be a good, decent and honorable human being. I don’t drink, smoke or eat unhealthy food. I don’t cheat, lie, gossip or humiliate other people. I stay away from bad company and am allergic to shady business. But I am still unhappy and constantly have this ongoing feeling of emptiness. Can you help? Read more

Victoria wary of 18C changes

March 28, 2014 by  

Victoria’s Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship Matthew Guy today confirmed the Victorian Coalition Government’s enduring support for the state’s multicultural diversity, in light of proposed Federal Government amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act. Read more

Due to face court in June…found dead yesterday

March 28, 2014 by  

A Melbourne man due to face court in June on charges of child sex abuse has been found dead in his East St Kilda flat. Read more

Victorian Rabbis welcome law change

March 28, 2014 by  

The Rabbinical Council of Victoria (RCV) welcomes the introduction of legislative changes by the Napthine Government that will require those who run schools, sporting clubs, Synagogues and youth clubs to report on abuse cases to the Police” RCV President Rabbi Meir Shlomo Kluwgant said. Read more

Communities in Harmony

March 28, 2014 by  

With race hate legislation being wound back in Canberra last week, 120 students from a range of cultural backgrounds – including Muslim, Greek, Jewish, Catholic, Anglican and Islander – met for a harmony program named ‘Respect, Understanding, Acceptance’ under the auspices of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies. Read more

Apr-13 5:30pm SBS1-TV: Who Do You Think You Are? – Nigella Lawson

March 28, 2014 by  

Nigella’s Jewish immigrant family has come a long way from poverty in Europe and the East End to the wealth and splendour of Belgravia. Read more

O’Farrell addresses racism

March 27, 2014 by  

NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell has used the opening of the Celestial City exhibition at the Museum of Sydney today to reinforce his views on the effect racism has on the community. Read more

Love/Hate Relationship

March 27, 2014 by  

The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs in conjunction with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, has organised a forum entitled “Europe and Israel – A New Paradigm.” J-Wire’s Michael Kuttner attended… Read more

Chutzpa of the Week…writes Michael Kuttner

March 27, 2014 by  

Another example of naïve Israelis being treated as idiots by those with whom they keep hoping will become peace partners occurred in Jerusalem this week. Read more

New Israel Fund Australia answers Tzipi Livni’s call

March 27, 2014 by  

Late last year, Israel’s Minister of Justice, Tzipi Livni, called on Jewish communities around the world to contribute to a proposed deliberation about “a constitutional arrangement dealing with Israel’s identity as a Jewish and democratic state.” Read more

Zinovi turns 100

March 27, 2014 by  

Lieutenant-Colonel, distinguished history teacher and Jewish Care’s Active Living Centre client Zinovi Khaikin has celebrated his 100th birthday. Read more

Shurat HaDin v Jake Lynch: more next month

March 27, 2014 by  

Lawyer Andrew Hamilton has returned to Israel following his appearance in Sydney’s Federal Court  where he is representing Shurat HaDin in its case against Sydney University Professor Jake Lynch on the grounds that he supports BDS against Israel. Read more

Face to Face with Rabbi Jeremy Gimpel

March 27, 2014 by  

Rabbi Jeremy Gimpel is a major media personality in Israel. J-Wire spoke with him about major concerns affecting Israel today. Read more

Concern for New Zealand Campuses

March 27, 2014 by  

Israel Apartheid Week is alive and well in New Zealand with three of the nation’s universities holding special events to mark the occasion. Read more

Tzedek welcomes jail sentences for failing to report child sex abuse

March 26, 2014 by  

Victorian Premier Denis Napthine has introduced new laws giving courts the power to jail those who fail to report to the police  instances of child sex abuse for up to three years. Read more

If you build it he will come

March 26, 2014 by  

This line from the movie “Field of Dreams” more than applies to the board of Sydney’s Hakoah Club who like the American farmer who wanted to build a baseball field also have a vision…to develop their White City property into a world-class sporting and social facility for the city’s Jewish community. Read more

Section 18C: A media conference with Mark Dreyfus

March 26, 2014 by  

Mark Dreyfus is the Shadow Attorney-General and has faced a media conference dealing with the plans to repeal Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. Read more

The Radicalization of the Haredi World…writes Isi Leibler

March 26, 2014 by  

The polarization within the Jewish religious arena is sharply reflected both by the dramatic weakening of modern Orthodox streams and in the growing radicalization of the haredi world and empowerment of its most extreme elements.
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ECAJ on the Repeal of section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act

March 26, 2014 by  

“The ECAJ regards the Exposure Draft of the repeal of ss18B, C, D and E of the Racial Discrimination Act, released by the Attorney General today, as deeply flawed.” Read more

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