THE Australian Jewish Democratic Society (AJDS) could be ousted from the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) after its Pesach campaign to encourage boycotts against Israeli settlements.
A Â (Green) Paki for Parliament?
Australia will have its first Muslim woman MP, the Greens party in News South Wales (NSW) said on Sunday. Â Academic Mehreen Faruqi, of Pakistani origin, will replace NSW upper house MP Cate Faehrmann in the new parliament later this year.Â Mehreen Faruqi says she looks forward to tackling issues concerning gender equality and same-sex marriage, among other topics.
She steered around whether she, like former Greens NSW leader and now senator Lee Rhiannon, supported the international Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions campaign against Israel, saying she supported the party’s policy promoting human rights for Palestinians
Guess what tops her agenda?