Australia

Gay ex-principal sues Australian Jewish school for millions

By Anna Sheinman, November 13, 2012

One of Australia’s largest Jewish schools is being sued for millions of dollars by its former principal.

Joseph Gerassi was principal of Melbourne’s Bialik College and was believed to be the first openly gay principal of a Jewish school in Australia. He is suing his former employer for unfair dismissal, the Australian newspaper The Age has reported.

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Australian Holocaust denier's defamation case fails

By Dan Goldberg, November 8, 2012

An Australian judge has thrown out a defamation case by a convicted Holocaust denier against a Jewish leader.

Federal Court judge David Yates ruled against Adelaide’s Fredrick Toben last week in the case he brought against Jeremy Jones, a former president of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry.

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Turning a blind eye to abuse

By Ellie Cannon, October 21, 2012

After the past few weeks of headlines, I'd be happy to hibernate for the winter and no longer read about kids going missing with strangers, teachers abducting teenagers or allegedly paedophilic presenters from my childhood.

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Israeli group threaten legal action against Australian charity

By Dan Goldberg, October 12, 2012

An Israeli-based group is threatening legal action against an Australian charity unless it immediately stops funding a Palestinian not-for-profit organisation that is alleged to be “an active arm” of a terror group proscribed under Australian law.

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Australian man's Holocaust story labelled a ‘lie’

By Dan Goldberg, September 27, 2012

Pressure is mounting on an Australian man to prove that his remarkable Holocaust survival story is true.

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Sydney police re-open investigation into Bondi terror attack

By Dan Goldberg, August 30, 2012

Thirty years after two bombs exploded at prime Zionist and Jewish targets in Sydney, Australian police have reopened the longstanding cold case believed to have been perpetrated by a pro-Palestinian terror group.

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Peter Singer: is he really the most dangerous man in the world?

By Dan Goldberg, August 16, 2012

He has been labelled a “Nazi” and branded “the most dangerous man on earth”. And yet he has also been hailed as “one of the world’s 100 most influential people” and “among the most influential philosophers alive”.

Welcome to the schizophrenic world that surrounds Peter Singer, the Australian-born moral philosopher.

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Alleged Nazi wins extradition case

By Sandy Rashty, August 15, 2012

An accused Nazi war criminal has won an extradition court case and will not stand trial for the murder of a Jewish teenager in Hungary.

Charles Zentai, 90, was accused of beating 14-year-old Peter Balazs to death in Budapest in 1944 for not wearing a yellow star.

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Trial date set for Australian child abuse case

By Dan Goldberg, July 19, 2012

The trial of a Jewish man, accused of multiple counts of child molestation against students at an Orthodox boys’ school in Melbourne, will begin next year.

Judge Sue Pullen ordered the trial of David Cyprys, a former security guard contracted to Yeshivah College, to begin on July 29, 2013.

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Australian cardinal says Jewish people 'inferior'

By Dan Goldberg, April 19, 2012

The head of Australia's Catholic Church apologised for what Jewish leaders described as "deeply problematical" comments he made about Jews during a public debate.

Cardinal George Pell said last week during a debate with renowned atheist Richard Dawkins on Q&A, a highly regarded current affairs talk show aired on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, that the Jews were intellectually and mora

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