Senator and union leaders report on their visit to Israel

August 1, 2018 by  
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Liberal Senator for Queensland  Amanda Stoker is a recent graduate of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) Rambam study program to Israel, and addressed an AIJAC function in Melbourne to discuss impressions of her visit to Israel in June.  Read more

AIJAC thanks Danby

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

Australia not happy with US decision to quit UNHRC

June 20, 2018 by  
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Australia is disappointed by the decision of the United States to resign from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Read more

AIJAC thanks Australian government for principled stance at UN

June 14, 2018 by  
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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

Leaders praises Trump’s leadership

May 15, 2018 by  
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The World Jewish Congress on Monday enthusiastically welcomed the United States’ move of its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, calling it a “critical moment in history” and a “precedent worthy of emulation” by all of Israel’s allies.  Read more

Shift trends in the West

March 16, 2017 by  
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Australian Jewry’s role as arguably the most successful diaspora Jewish community was included in discussions at the Jewish World’s most significant  think tank, the Jewish People’s Policy Institute, in Jerusalem recently. Read more

18C and Australia multiculturalism

November 8, 2016 by  
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The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has commenter on the announcement by Attorney-General George Brandis QC of a parliamentary inquiry into freedom of speech, including sections 18C and 18D of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and how the Australian Human Right Commission (the Commission) handles complaints.  Read more

Australian reporters report on their trip to Israel

December 11, 2015 by  
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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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Community welcomes Malcolm

September 16, 2015 by  
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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

Malcolm Fraser: Community messages

March 23, 2015 by  
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The Executive Council of Australian Jewry and The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council have issued statements following the death of former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser. Read more

The Walkleys – more have their say

December 5, 2014 by  
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Members of Australia’s Jewish community have slammed the Walkleys for awarding the highest journalistic honour in Australia to  Ruth Pollard, John Lyons and an ABC-Four Corners team. Read more

Bob Carr – AIJAC has its say…and Danby watches the 7:30 Report

April 14, 2014 by  
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Executive director of The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council Dr Colin Rubenstein believes he always enjoyed a healthy relationship with former Foreign Minister Bob Carr. Rubenstein has returned home from overseas and read Carr’s comments on the Jewish lobby. AIJAC has its say… Read more

AIJAC responds to Carr’s settlements remarks

August 9, 2013 by  
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The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council’s Dr Colin Rubenstein has responded to remarks made by Foreign Minister Bob Carr declaring Israeli settlements “on Palestinian land” illegal. Read more

Israeli ambassador rebuked – community responds

December 5, 2012 by  
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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

Rubenstein and Danby join the Fairfax Fray

August 29, 2012 by  
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Dr Colin Rubenstein, the executive director of AIJAC and Federal Labor MP Michael Danby have voiced their views on the Fairfax criticism of the IDF’s treatment of Palestinian children… Read more

Australia pulls out of Durban 3

August 23, 2011 by  
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Australia has joined in deciding today not to attend the Durban 3 Conference to be held in New York next month. Read more

Nancy Wake – Jewish Australia Farewells a WWII Heroine

August 9, 2011 by  
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The Executive Director of the ECAJ, Peter Wertheim, today expressed praise for the late Australian war heroine, Nancy Wake. Read more