Top Israeli strategic analyst Dr Eran Lerman visits Australia

August 18, 2017 by  

Far from being isolated on the world stage, Israel has enjoyed an unprecedented string of major diplomatic successes  in 2017, according to top Israeli strategic analyst Dr Eran Lerman. Read more

Sir Frank Lowy: the community congratulates him

June 18, 2017 by  

The Chairman of Westfield Corporation, Mr Frank Lowy AC, said today he was deeply honoured to be appointed a Knight Bachelor by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the Birthday Honours List…and the community’s leaders have expressed have their congratulations. Read more

Nick Cater and James Brown Address AIJAC Luncheon in Sydney

August 21, 2016 by  

Two of Australia’s most prominent public intellectuals, Nick Cater, Executive Director of the Menzies Research Centre and James Brown, Research Director of the University of Sydney’s United States Studies Centre, addressed an AIJAC luncheon in Sydney having recently returned from an Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) RAMBAM delegation to Israel. Read more

Clergymen increase their understanding

June 15, 2016 by  

Nine clergymen and women from Australia and New Zealand recently returned from a study tour to Israel organised by the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) Rambam Israel Fellowship Program. Read more

AIJAC asks policy questions

June 3, 2016 by  

The Coalition and the ALP have answered election policy questions posed by The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council. Read more

Democracy in Australia

June 3, 2016 by  

With this year’s long election campaign in full swing, many Australians are doubtless tiring of the often wearying daily grind of policy announcements, campaign public appearances, photo-opportunities, mutual mud-slinging, and over-analysed play-by-play journalism…writes Dr Colin Rubenstein. Read more

AIJAC says thank you

June 2, 2016 by  

The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council has thanked Foreign Minister Julie Bishop for the country’s vote against a World Health Organisation motion accusing Israel of violating the rights of West Bank residents. Read more

Rivlin talks to AIJAC’s Mark Leibler

March 4, 2016 by  

The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council national chairman Mark Leibler has spoke with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin about the postponement of his planned State Visit to Australia. Read more

Australian reporters report on their trip to Israel

December 11, 2015 by  

Three senior Australian journalists and a prominent academic who visited Israel in November as part of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council’s Rambam study program have discussed their experiences in luncheon meetings with AIJAC supporters in Australia.

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Journalists’ report card

December 2, 2015 by  

Journalists who participated in this year’s NSW Jewish Board of Deputies’ annual Journalists Study Mission to Israel will report to the community at a public meeting in Sydney next week. Read more

Australia plans tax treaty with Israel

September 18, 2015 by  

The Australian Government has announced its intention to enter into tax treaty negotiations with Israel. Read more

Community welcomes Malcolm

September 16, 2015 by  

Australia’s new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is no stranger to the country’s Jewish community given that his federal seat of Wentworth is home to the majority of Jews living in Sydney. Read more

ALP resolution: AIJAC has its say

July 26, 2015 by  

The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council’s chairman Mark Leibler and executive director Dr Colin Rubenstein have  issued a statement on the ALP Middle East resolution. Read more

Australia’s stand at ECOSOC welcomed

July 24, 2015 by  

The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council has welcomed the principled stand Australia took in opposing the viciously anti-Israel resolution at the recent UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) annual session. Read more

Journos report back

November 27, 2013 by  

The journalists who participated in the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies’ recent Journalists Mission to Israel will address a public meeting in Sydney next week. Read more

AIJAC and the Boat People

July 25, 2013 by  

The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council has voiced its views on how Australia is dealing with asylum seekers. Read more

Jewish umbrella body supports use of Quran in front bench swearing in

July 4, 2013 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has congratulated the first Muslim to be appointed to the front bench of the Australian government…and supports the use of the Quran for his swearing in. Read more

Love letter to Hamas – Paul McGeough’s front-page profiles of Khaled Meshal…writes Sharon Mittelman

March 6, 2013 by  

The Age and Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday dedicated their front pages to a profile of Hamas leader Khaled Meshal – interviewed in Qatar by Fairfax senior journalist Paul McGeough. There were also a number of subsequent articles on Meshal by McGeough over the weekend in those papers.   Read more

New Attorney-General to be sworn in tomorrow

February 3, 2013 by  

Mark Dreyfus QC entered parliament in 2007. Tomorrow will be sworn in as Australia’s Attorney-General. Read more

Election comment from the PM’s office

January 31, 2013 by  

As Jewish voters across Australia ponder the ramifications of an election to be held on Yom Kippur, J-Wire has received a comment from one of Julia Gillard’s senior advisors as the debate about the date Read more

AIJAC welcomes call for negotiations…but

January 20, 2013 by  

A call for a return to negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians by the the Foreign Ministers of Australia and the U.K. has been welcomed by The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council…but not their views on the settlements. Read more

Israeli ambassador rebuked – community responds

December 5, 2012 by  

The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council and the Zionist Federation of Australia have voiced their criticism of Foreign Minister Bob Carr’s decision to rebuke the Israeli ambassador Yuval Rotem over the settlements issue. Read more

An award for John Howard

November 30, 2012 by  

Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard has received the inaugural “AIJAC Award Recognising Distinguished Leadership” and spoke about the current debate in the United Nations over the debate to assign observer status to Palestine. Read more

David Pryce-Jones addresses AIJAC

November 29, 2012 by  

Australian Financial Review editor Paul Bailey was hosted in Israel by the Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council coincidentally at the time of the 10-day war with Gaza. He joined distinguished British  author/historian David Pryce-Jones in speaking to an AIJAC lunch in Sydney this week… Read more

Qantas meets with AIJAC

November 23, 2012 by  

Qantas Managing Director & CEO Mr Alan Joyce has met with AIJAC National Chairman Mr Mark Leibler AC and Dr Colin Rubenstein AM Executive Director AIJAC in Melbourne. Read more

Rambam in the House

September 5, 2012 by  

MLA Walt Secord has told the NSW Parliament of his AIJAC/Rambam experience. Read more

Rambam 10 years old

September 3, 2012 by  

The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council’s Rambam Israel Fellowship Project has celebrated its 10th anniversary. Read more

NSW Parliamentarian makes personal Genocide Study Tour

February 18, 2012 by  

NSW  Labor Upper House MP and NSW Parliamentary Friends of Israel deputy chair,  Walt Secord has made a self-funded genocide study tour to Israel, Armenia, Iraqi Kurdistan and Auschwitz-Birkeneau. Read more

Al-Manar to be further investigated

February 4, 2010 by  

Al-Manar, the reported Hezbollah-backed TV station fed into Australia via satellite, is the subject of a new investigation by the Australian Communications and Media Authroity. Read more