Lyons’ blatant twisting of an email demonstrates the shallowness and unprofessionalism of his latest monograph

October 8, 2021 by  
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Sometimes the veracity of a piece of writing can be easily assessed from the way one source document is used or misused…writes Jamie Hyams. Read more

Afghan disaster likely to “open the flood gates” of Jihadist terror – US expert Michael Rubin

August 27, 2021 by  
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With Afghanistan falling to the Taliban, the latest Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) webinar featured resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and former Pentagon official Michael Rubin  – addressing the “Implications of the Afghanistan disaster”. Read more

Marise Payne condemns Iran and Hezbollah

August 12, 2021 by  
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The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council has welcomed comments made in Parliament on August 10 by Foreign Minister Senator Marise Payne condemning Iran and Hezbollah. Read more

Israeli expert Ehud Ya’ari: Iran not interested in reviving nuclear deal

August 11, 2021 by  
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Iran is likely no longer interested in restoring a nuclear deal with the United States and other members of the P5+1, according to Ehud Ya’ari, long-time journalist, commentator and Fellow at the Washington Institute, who discussed this and many other topics as part of a recent AIJAC Online Live webinar. Read more

Jewish-Muslim activities “more important than ever”

July 22, 2021 by  
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Jeremy Jones, the Director of International and of Community Affairs for the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council says that meeting with, dialoguing with and engaging with Muslim communities is “more important than ever”. Read more

Israeli analyst sheds light on new age of Drone warfare

July 20, 2021 by  
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Drones and guided missiles constitute both a threat and an opportunity for Israel’s defences, Jerusalem Post columnist and drone expert Seth J. Frantzman told an AIJAC webinar. Read more

Government been recommended to relist Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation and in its entirety

June 23, 2021 by  
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The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has recommended the Federal government consider listing Hezbollah in its entirety as a terrorist organisation. Read more

Q&A, ABC, AIJAC: complaint lodged

June 21, 2021 by  
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The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has recently lodged a complaint with the ABC’s in-house complaints body regarding the 27 May 2021 episode of Q&A covering the cessation of fighting between Hamas and Israel. Read more

Change of leadership: Congratulations for Bennett

June 14, 2021 by  
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World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has reacted to the formation of the new Israeli government. Read more

Ehud Yaari: Israel’s political situation is “murky” and worrying

June 13, 2021 by  
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AIJAC’s latest webinar featured Israel’s leading commentator and analyst Ehud Yaari, who described the current political situation as “murky” and worrying. Read more

AIJAC welcomes ceasefire

May 21, 2021 by  
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The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has welcomed the ceasefire in Israel and Gaza reached yesterday. Read more

Do-gooders who do bad – NGO problems exposed at AIJAC webinar

December 7, 2020 by  
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With terrorism and antisemitism ever-present threats, the latest webinar from the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) featured NGO Monitor Vice President Olga Deutsch, whose topic was “Following the Money Trail: An Insight into the Funding of Terrorism and Antisemitism”. Read more

Israeli spokesperson Mark Regev underscores Israel’s diplomatic potential in AIJAC webinar

October 16, 2020 by  
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Peace deals between Israel and the Arab world, Israel’s relations with the UK, the US and the Iranian threat – these were amongst the wide variety of topics discussed by Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s international media spokesman Mark Regev in an online webinar hosted by the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) this week. Read more

Jewish and pro-Israel groups welcome Israel-Bahrain normalization agreement

September 13, 2020 by  
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Jewish and pro-Israel groups instantly applauded Israel and Bahrain for agreeing on Friday to normalize relations between the two countries—the second of its kind between Israel and a Persian Gulf nation in the wake of the United Arab Emirates. Read more

AIJAC asks government to reconsider its position on Hezbollah

May 1, 2020 by  
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The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has welcomed the German government’s decision to join a growing list of countries that proscribe the entirety of Hezbollah as a terrorist group and again urges the Australian government to seriously reconsider its stance on the organisation. Read more

An AIJAC online discussion with Dr Einat Wilf

April 27, 2020 by  
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Rather than a classical unity government between two ideologically opposed parties, Israel’s National Emergency Government “reflects a broad consensus that has emerged in Israeli society in the last decade or two,” at least when it comes to the conflict with the Palestinians. Read more

Dr Jonathan Schanzer participates in AIJAC webinar

April 5, 2020 by  
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Dr Jonathan Schanzer told an AIJAC webinar 2020 will be the year of Iran’s Precision-Guided Missile. Read more

Senior Israeli defence official visits Australia, speaks to AIJAC

September 6, 2019 by  
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The head of Israel’s Political-Military Bureau at the Ministry of Defence, Zohar Palti, was recently in Australia. Read more

Christian clergy address AIJAC supporters in Melbourne

August 7, 2019 by  
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Six Christian clergy from around Australia 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

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

January 30, 2019 by  
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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

A visit to Israel

August 7, 2018 by  
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Queensland Senator Anthony Chisolm and New South Wales’ newest voice in the Senate Kristina Keneally have shared their impressions of Israel at an Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) event in Sydney. Read more

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

Jonathan Spyer briefs Sydney journalists

June 21, 2018 by  
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Dr. Jonathan Spyer, Middle East expert and Executive Director of the Middle East Centre for Reporting and Analysis (MECRA) and columnist at The Jerusalem Post briefed journalists on the current situation in the Middle East this week in Sydney as part of an AIJAC-sponsored visit  of Australia and New Zealand. 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

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

May 22, 2018 by  
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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

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

Rambam returnees address AIJAC in Sydney

March 28, 2017 by  
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Federal Labor MPs Meryl Swanson, Milton Dick and Liberal MP Tony Pasin addressed an Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) luncheon in Sydney on their return from Rambam study visit delegations to Israel. Read more

Meet Joel Burnie: a Henry Greener interview

AIJAC’s Joel Burnie has a political pedigree going back to his student days. A video interview. Read more

Jones takes Judaism to Java

November 25, 2016 by  
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Jeremy Jones, Director of International and of Community Affairs of the Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council, has completed an intensive programme of dialogues, discussions, meetings and seminars in the world’s most populous Muslim nation, Indonesia. Read more

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