Tag Archives: ECAJ

Danby – principled politician with genuine convictions?

Guest article by Gregory Storer. Michael Danby MP has let us all know, well before the next election, that he won’t be standing again. The member for Melbourne Ports has been in the seat since 1998.  That’s twenty years. While … Continue reading

Posted in GLBTIQ, Jewish, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Australian Jewish community stands on the right side of history

Thanks go to the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, the Jewish Community Council of Victoria, and the Executive Council of Australian Jewry for standing on the right side of history in declaring support for marriage equality. Thank you @ECAJewry @NSWJBD … Continue reading

Posted in GLBTIQ | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Executive Council of Australian Jewry adopts policy on Same Sex civil marriage

Passed unanimously at the ECAJ Annual Conference in Melbourne on Sunday November 26 2017. Add a new Policy Item 54 as follows:   Same Sex civil marriage This Council: 54.1 NOTES the high response rate to the survey on same … Continue reading

Posted in GLBTIQ, Human Rights, Jewish | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

ABC Fact Check corroborates Aleph Melbourne’s fact checking of shameless claims from Karina Okotel and Lyle Shelton

Fact-checking has exposed the misinformation being peddled by Karina Okotel and Lyle Shelton. Continue reading

Posted in GLBTIQ, Human Rights, Jewish | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Coalition for Marriage’s Karina Okotel thumbs her nose at Executive Council of Australian Jewry

On the “Same Sex Marriage Debate” episode of Q&A (Monday October 23 2017) Karina Okotel from the Coalition for Marriage dismissed claims from the Executive Council of Australian Jewry: TONY JONES I’m going to bring in Karina here, because obviously you’re … Continue reading

Posted in GLBTIQ, Human Rights, Jewish | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Claim UK school failed inspection over marriage teaching ‘factually inaccurate’ | The Guardian

Claim UK school failed inspection over marriage teaching ‘factually inaccurate’ Australian Jewish body denies Coalition for Marriage claim ultra-Orthodox London school was threatened with closure Paul Karp @Paul_Karp Thursday 5 October 2017 12.33 AEDT Last modified on Thursday 5 October … Continue reading

Posted in Education, GLBTIQ, Human Rights, Jewish | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Aleph Melbourne congratulates the JCCV for supporting marriage equality

Aleph Melbourne congratulates the Jewish Community Council of Victoria for passing a resolution at its Monday evening plenum meeting in support of marriage equality. That the motion was voted on without opposition, by a significantly larger than normal number of … Continue reading

Posted in GLBTIQ, Human Rights, Jewish | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Executive Council of Australian Jewry rebukes Rabbinical Council of Victoria’s anti-marriage equality statement

Statement by Anton Block, President of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry “The President of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, Anton Block, has rejected as “alarmist” suggestions that an amendment to the definition of marriage in Australian civil law … Continue reading

Posted in GLBTIQ, Human Rights, Jewish | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

ECAJ responds to Bill Leak’s “Waffen-SSM” cartoon

The Australian has published a letter from the Executive Council of Australian Jewry in their September 22 letters column, in response to Bill Leak’s “Waffen-SSM” cartoon: I refer to Bill Leak’s cartoon (“Waffen SSM”, 21/9). It can be readily accepted that … Continue reading

Posted in Human Rights | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

AIJAC should apologise for unsubstantiated criticism of Greens policy

On June 27 2016 the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) published an article by Ahron Shapiro critical of the Australian Greens entitled “The Greens and Israel“. The article opened with the following caution: Pre-election polling and analysis suggests the … Continue reading

Posted in GLBTIQ, Health/Welfare, Jewish, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment