Senior journalists’ impressions of Israel

September 6, 2019 by  

Four journalists from around Australia have addressed Melbourne supporters of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) to reflect on their recent participation in AIJAC’s Rambam Israel study program. Read more

Senior Israeli defence official visits Australia, speaks to AIJAC

September 6, 2019 by  

The head of Israel’s Political-Military Bureau at the Ministry of Defence, Zohar Palti, was recently in Australia. Read more

Prestige U.S. award for Colin Rubenstein

June 3, 2019 by  

The Executive Director of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council Dr Colin Rubenstein has been honoured for his advocacy on behalf of the Jewish people and Israel by the Board of Governors of the American Jewish Committee. Read more

Bedouin diplomat Ishmael Khaldi speaks to AIJAC

May 31, 2019 by  

Israel’s first Bedouin diplomat Ishmael Khaldi was recently in Melbourne where he addressed an Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs (AIJAC) lunch. Read more

Australian organisations raise concern ahead of Israel’s elections

February 25, 2019 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry, the Zionist Federation of Australia and The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council have expressed deep concern of two mainstream political parties in Israel bonding with the Otzma Yehudit, a party known for its racist links. Read more

Polish Olympian refuses to coach Malaysian swim team due to anti-Israel policy

January 30, 2019 by  

Four-time Polish Olympic swimmer Bart Kizierowski has rejected an offer to coach Malaysia’s national swimming team, saying that he would not train the Malaysians after they refused to admit Israeli athletes into the country. Read more

Rambam participants tell their story

December 10, 2018 by  

Participants from two different groups of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) Rambam study program to Israel and the Palestinian Territories have briefed an AIJAC luncheon in Sydney. Read more

Australian leadership condemns Hamas

December 9, 2018 by  

Australia’s Prime Minister and Foreign Minister have condemned Hamas following the failure of un general assembly resolution on ‘activities of Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza. Read more

AIJAC: Thank you, Australia

December 7, 2018 by  

Yesterday in the United Nations General Assembly, Australia joined 87 other nations in condemning Hamas’ terrorist tactics against Israel. Read more

AIJAC welcomes Australian “no vote” at U.N.

December 3, 2018 by  

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to vote “no” on six anti-Israel resolutions at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Read more

AIJAC meet the PM

October 12, 2018 by  

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council’s (AIJAC) National Chairman Mark Leibler, Executive Director Dr Colin Rubenstein and longstanding supporter Solomon Lew have met with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Read more

AIJAC thanks Australian government for principled stance at UN

June 14, 2018 by  

Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) National Chairman Mark Leibler and Executive Director Dr Colin Rubenstein have written to Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to express AIJAC’s “sincere appreciation for Australia’s principled stance at the UN General Assembly by voting in favour of the US amendment to the unbalanced motion on Israel, and then being one of only eight countries to vote against the motion when the amendment failed.”  Read more

AIJAC applauds government’s principled vote against UNHRC resolution predetermining Israel’s guilt

May 22, 2018 by  

AIJAC has applauded the principled stand the Australian Government took in opposing the one-sidedly anti-Israel resolution to set up an inquiry into the violence in Gaza at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) last week. Read more

AIJAC hosts Israeli Labor MK Merav Michaeli

September 20, 2017 by  

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) recently hosted Israeli Knesset Member Merav Michaeli at a Sydney luncheon attended by leading media, political and trade union figures. Read more

AIJAC says thank you

September 17, 2017 by  

The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council has hosted a lunch to thank South Australian MLC Andrew McLachlan  for his leadership role in resisting efforts to pass a one-sided motion calling for unilateral recognition of ‘Palestine” in the SA Legislative Council last month. Read more

WA MP talks of her visit to Israel

September 14, 2017 by  

Federal Labor MP, Dr Anne Aly, member for Cowan in WA has addressed a public function hosted by the Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) and UIA in Perth following her return from an AIJAC/Rambam federal Labor politician study visit to Israel earlier this year. Read more

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

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