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AIR New Zealand: Room for improvement

AIR New Zealand: Room for improvement Categories: Australasia, Israel     Author: Miriam Bell

When talking to community representatives, the continuing importance of Israel to Jewish New Zealanders is inescapable. They cite deep-rooted religious and historic links, family connections, and growing business and academic interests as evidence of this. But they also see Israel as being an intrin

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Media Microscope: Anti-Jew diligence

Media Microscope: Anti-Jew diligence Categories: Australasia, Media/ Academia     Author: Allon Lee

March/April felt like a turning point in the mainstream media reporting on the recrudescence in global antisemitism. This year, with Passover and Good Friday - a date freighted with historic instances of anti-Jewish libels and violence - coinciding, ABC Radio National "Breakfast" (March 30) decided

A relationship 70 years young

A relationship 70 years young Categories: Australasia, Israel     Author: Naomi Levin

The relationship between two young, geographically distant, geopolitically different and historically divergent countries - Australia and Israel - has been the result of constant work, effort and perseverance. Overall, this unique relationship has been one of shared values and the result of the str

The Last Word: Return engagement

The Last Word: Return engagement Categories: Australasia, Israel, Palestinians     Author: Jeremy Jones

Bob Carr, former Premier of New South Wales, former Foreign Minister, formerly trusted by more than a few ex-colleagues who now question his integrity and decency, is now subject to ridicule as he strains credulity with his responses...

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Green money behind Palestinian causes

Green money behind Palestinian causes Categories: Australasia, Israel, Palestinians, Updates     Author: Naomi Levin

In the past 12 months, Greens Senators Lee Rhiannon and Janet Rice have declared five donations to a range of groups and individuals that actively advocate for boycotts against Israel, refuse to acknowledge Palestinian aggression against Israelis and accuse Israel of "massacring" Palestinians.

AIJAC's full statement to the Australian regarding Sydney University BDS petition

AIJAC's full statement to the Australian regarding Sydney University BDS petition Categories: Anti-Zionism, Australasia, Media Releases, Media/ Academia     Author: AIJAC staff

Here is the full statement AIJAC provided to the Australian's Sian Powell for the story she was writing on a BDS petition at Sydney University, which appeared today and featured excerpts from our statement: "This is getting tiresome. It seems that every time Israel is attacked, and forced to defend

Noted and Quoted - April 2018

Noted and Quoted - April 2018 Categories: Australasia, Media/ Academia    

A profile of Bob Carr by the Australian Financial Review's Geoff Winestock included a vacuous explanation from the former foreign minister on why he is a vocal critic of Israel and yet is quiet on China's occupation of Tibet. "I goad him by asking then why he is happy to attack Israel for its expan

Jihad in the Suburbs redux

Jihad in the Suburbs redux Categories: Australasia, Islamic Extremism, Terrorism     Author: Ran Porat

"This nation [Muslims] should know that it was [...] created to spread Allah's religion and lead the nations, and this could only be achieved by Jihad for the sake of Allah!" These words were not said somewhere in the war ravaged Middle East by a supporter of ISIS or other extremist groups. They we

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Australians MPs speak out in honour of Israel’s 70th, remember Evian mistakes

Australians MPs speak out in honour of Israel’s 70th, remember Evian mistakes Categories: Anti-Zionism, Antisemitism, Australasia, Holocaust/ War Crimes, Israel, Updates     Author: Oved Lobel

In honour of Israel's forthcoming 70th anniversary, Government Member Stuart Robert moved a motion in Parliament on February 28, in the lead up to the 80th anniversary of the Evian Conference on the plight of Jewish refugees, to officially apologise for Australia's position on persecuted Jews in 193

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