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AIJAC condemns Australia’s UN vote on ‘Palestine’ as “profoundly disappointing”

May 11, 2024 | AIJAC

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) today condemned Australia’s vote to upgrade the status of the “State of Palestine” at the UN General Assembly yesterday as “profoundly disappointing” and “totally contrary to our long-standing bipartisan national commitment to a negotiated two-state peace between Israel and the Palestinians.”

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AIJAC calls on Government to join coordinated international efforts against Iran in wake of attacks on Israel

April 15, 2024 | AIJAC

The implications of this unprecedented multi-fronted attack on Israel from Iran and its proxies based in Lebanon, Syria, Yemen and Iraq, which involved hundreds of drones followed by waves of ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and rockets, cannot be ignored.

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AIJAC “profoundly disagrees” with FM Penny Wong’s comments on recognising Palestinian statehood

April 10, 2024 | AIJAC

We profoundly disagree with Senator Wong’s implications in her speech that recognition of Palestinian statehood in the near future could be a ‘way of building momentum towards a two-state solution’ and would also not be a reward for the terrorist massacre of Hamas on October 7.

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AIJAC mourns the tragic death of Australian aid worker Zomi Frankcom

April 3, 2024 | Colin Rubenstein

We welcome Israel’s decision to conduct a prompt and thorough investigation to ascertain exactly what happened and work to ensure it does not happen again. Initial indications are that lack of coordination within a field unit, due to human error, caused this terrible tragedy. We trust Israel will ensure accountability for whoever is responsible for this heartbreaking error and the IDF will draw appropriate operational lessons to ensure such a shocking incident is never repeated.

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AIJAC “gravely disappointed” by Australian Government’s decision to resume UNRWA funding

March 15, 2024 | AIJAC

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) expressed grave disappointment about the Australian government’s decision to resume funding to the UN’s Palestinian Refugee Agency UNRWA, given the mounting evidence that its Gazan operations are complicit in Hamas’ massacre upon southern Israel on October 7.

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AIJAC calls on Australian Government to remain firm on UNRWA

March 12, 2024 | AIJAC staff

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) calls on the Australian government to stand firm and avoid making the recent mistakes of Sweden and Canada in their resumption of funding to the UN’s Palestinian Refugee Agency UNRWA

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AIJAC angered and disappointed at “cowardly” and “discriminatory” actions of the 2024 Frontline Mental Health Conference

March 4, 2024 | AIJAC

The management of the Frontline Mental Health Conference aided and abetted the discriminatory intent of a small number of pro-Palestinian activists determined to target any and all Israelis for exclusion – even if they never say so in so many words.

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AIJAC disappointed with Prime Ministers’ statement on Rafah that appears “divorced from reality”

February 15, 2024 | AIJAC

The PMs need to decide whether they want Gaza and Israel to have a future free of Hamas on which a two-state resolution can be built or whether they want Israel to refrain from attacking Rafah even after making and implementing a detailed plan to evacuate civilians from there. Trying to have it both ways reflects a disturbing lack of realism.

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AIJAC pleased ICJ permitted Israel’s just war of self-defence against Hamas to continue

January 27, 2024 | AIJAC staff

Yesterday’s decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in its preliminary orders regarding South Africa’s case against Israel was a mixed result, but the most important aspect was that there was no order for Israel to cease its just military campaign in Gaza.

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AIJAC welcomes new Australian sanctions targeting Hamas, Hezbollah, PIJ and the IRGC

January 23, 2024 | AIJAC staff

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) welcomes the announcement of additional Australian sanctions targeting terrorism financing, and listing 12 persons and three entities linked to Hamas, Hezbollah, Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and, most importantly, their overseer, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps – Qods Force (IRGC-QF). 

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