New Zealand TV station slammed by the ADC

September 4, 2017 by  

The ADC has denounced TVNZ for describing a former Nazi Waffen SS soldier as a “remarkable survivor” of  WWII in a program titled “Father of the Mountain.” Read more

ADC condemns daubing

April 5, 2016 by  

The B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission has condemned an act of anti-Semitic vandalism against the Maroubra synagogue in Sydney in which a swastika was spray painted on the front of the synagogue’s wall. Read more

Greece’s drive to recognise Palestine disappoints the ADC

December 25, 2015 by  

Australia’s B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) has labelled the vote by The Greek parliament urging the Greek government to recognise the state of Palestine as premature and counterproductive. Read more

ALP resolution analysed

July 26, 2015 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has analysed the resolution passed at the ALP conference in Melbourne dealing with the Israel-Palestine conflict. Read more

Tweeting anti-Semitism

July 24, 2015 by  

Australia’s B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC)  has commended Twitter for creating a new ‘safety centre’ that will assist users in reporting anti-Semitic tweets. Read more

ADC says “No” to statue of Nazi sympathiser

July 19, 2015 by  

Australia’s B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC)  has urged the Hungarian government to halt its plans to erect a life-size statue honouring Bálint Homan, a well-known anti-Semitic minister and Nazi supporter. Read more

ADC applauds Clinton’s BDS position

July 9, 2015 by  

Australia’s B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC)  has commended Hillary Clinton’s strong anti-BDS statements and her commitment to fight the insidious attempts to isolate and delegitimise Israel. Read more

Outrage at anti-Semitic attacks on Frydenberg

June 29, 2015 by  

There has been strong reaction both within the Jewish community and without to a tirade of anti-Semitic tweets against federal Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg. Read more

UNHRC report on the 2014 conflict B’nai B’rith add its voice

June 26, 2015 by  

B’nai B’rith International and The B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) have denounced the report issued by the United Nations Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) “independent, international commission of inquiry” into Israel’s defensive operations against Hamas in Gaza during the summer of 2014. Read more

Biased report on children’s rights

June 21, 2015 by  

B’nai Brith International and The B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) have concurred with the concerns raised by Israel regarding misconduct by United Nations officials in crafting a report on the violations of children’s rights in conflict areas. Read more

BDS condemned in U.S. House of Representatives

June 19, 2015 by  

A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a new measure in the U.S. House of Representatives condemning resolutions or policies promoting boycotts of Israeli academic institutions and scholars by American universities or scholarly associations.   Read more

The Orange Affair: ADC writes to French ambassador

June 7, 2015 by  

In a letter to the French Ambassador to Australia Mr. Christophe Lecourtier, the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) has denounced the decision by French Telecommunication Company Orange to end its licensing deal with Israeli company Partner Communications. Read more

ADC slams UK students’ BDS move

June 7, 2015 by  

Australia’s B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) has condemned the UK’s  National Union of Students (NUS)  for adopting a policy of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel. Read more

ADC calls for UN anti-Israel report to be condemned

June 3, 2015 by  

Australia’s B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) has called on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to unequivocally  reject and condemn the draft report by Leila Zerrougui, the special representative of the Secretary- General for children and armed conflict, which recommends placing Israel on a list with terrorist organisations such as ISIS, Boko Haram, Taliban and al-Qaeda, and  states like Syria and Sudan— entities that systematically cause harm to children and  are considered to be among the world’s worst human-rights violators. Read more

ADC welcomes compromise

May 31, 2015 by  

Australia’s B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) has welcomed the compromise reached at the FIFA congress after the Palestinian Football Association withdrew its call to suspend Israel at FIFA’s world meeting in Zurich. Read more

ADC welcomes President Obama’s stand against anti-Semitism

May 28, 2015 by  

Australia’s B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) has welcomed President Obama’s stirring speech at Congregation Adas Israel in Washington in which he warned of the alarming rise in global anti-Semitism and noted that, “When we allow anti-Semitism to take root, our souls are destroyed. It will spread.”  Read more

ADC slams EU decision re remove Hamas from its terror list

December 23, 2014 by  

B’nai B’rith International and The B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission have condemned the decision by the EU Court of Justice to remove Hamas from the EU terror list. Read more

Billboard draws community attention

August 22, 2014 by  

The B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission  and The Jewish Community Council of Victoria have denounced a billboard in Melbourne equating Israel with the former apartheid regime in South Africa. Read more

ADC calls for peaceful peace conference

March 13, 2013 by  

Dr Dvir Abramovich, chair of the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC), today emphasised that the forthcoming Australian Islamic Peace Conference must not be allowed to undermine social harmony in this country. Read more

Not Israel’s favourite song

March 4, 2013 by  

Dr Dvir Abramovich, chairperson of the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission, has questioned the Australian Broadcasting Commission about program content that apparently endorses genocide and the destruction of the State of Israel. Read more

Hitler as a meal guest? – no way says the ADC

January 30, 2013 by  

The Melbourne-based B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission has had a positive outcome to its complaint to local radio Nova 100 FM following a recent breakfast show segment in which Hitler was suggested as a suitable person to join in a mealtime conversation. Read more

The ADC opposes discrimination against GLBTI

December 19, 2012 by  

The Melbourne-based Anti-Defamation Commision has come it in support of all Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Australians in their battle against discrimination. Read more

Anti-Defamation Commission welcomes legislation change

December 7, 2012 by  

ADC chairperson Dr Dvir Abramovich today welcomed proposed changes to anti-discrimination legislation contained in the Federal Government’s Anti-discrimination and Human Rights Bill 2012. Read more

The ADC slams Leunig cartoon

November 21, 2012 by  

ADC chairperson Dr Dvir Abramovich today slammed Age cartoonist Michael Leunig’s recent cartoon on the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Read more

ADC heads to Parliament to discuss antisemitism on campus

October 9, 2012 by  

The Anti-Defamation Commission of the B’nai B’rith will present a forum on antisemitism at university campuses at Parliament House later this month in a bid to help Victorian universities understand and respond appropriately to the scourge of antisemitism. Read more