AIJAC thanks Danby

July 6, 2018 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council has praised Michael Danby who yesterday announced his retirement from federal parliament.

Dr Colin Rubenstein and Michael Danby

AIJAC executive director Dr Colin Rubenstein told J-Wire: “During his 20 years in parliament, Michael has  always been known and widely respected for putting principle ahead of personal interest, and doing so energetically, never bending to intimidation or threats. He has undoubtedly  been one of Israel’s strongest advocates in Canberra, while his campaigning on other human rights causes such as the Tibetans and Uighurs , as well as North Korea ,has been exemplary. His commitment to maintaining and strengthening the crucial Australian/United States alliance has long been the well justified core of his  well chosen priorities.

There is absolutely no doubt that Michael’s staunch advocacy within the ALP and the parliament in general for Israel and Jewish community interests has significantly contributed to the support both have received through the years, while his long standing involvement in the Australia-Israel Parliamentary Friendship Group has helped make it one of the most  prominent and influential of the many friendship groups in our parliament.

We wish him all the best in his future endeavours, and have no doubt that, whatever he does, he will be  bound to make a positive  impact in the ongoing efforts to maintain a secure, independent and democratic Australia.

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2 Responses to “AIJAC thanks Danby”
  1. Debbie Goldstein says:

    He was a controversial figure for many people….let’s not twist the truth..Very excited that new blood enters the a.l.p….Enjoy retirement.

  2. john nemesh says:

    A Warrior all his life.

    We salute you

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