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AIJAC welcomes ABC corrections on Israel’s capital

October 8, 2020 | AIJAC staff

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) today welcomed an ABC acknowledgement that Tel Aviv is not Israel’s capital after an ABC TV 6pm news bulletin (Oct. 4) covering anti-government protests in Israel claimed “the biggest demonstrations have been held in the capital, Tel Aviv.”

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AIJAC meets with new Ambassador to Israel Paul Griffiths

October 7, 2020 | AIJAC

AIJAC National Chairman Mark Leibler and Executive Director Colin Rubenstein have met with Australia’s newly-appointed Ambassador to Israel Paul Griffiths, in an online session in which they were able to extend their congratulations on his appointment and wish him every success during his term in Israel.

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AIJAC mourns the passing of Ambassador Richard Schifter

October 6, 2020 | AIJAC staff

It was with great sadness that the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council learned of the passing of Ambassador Richard Schifter. AIJAC conveys its heartfelt sympathy and condolences to his family and the many colleagues who are mourning this loss.

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AIJAC welcomes decision to extradite Malka Leifer

September 22, 2020 | AIJAC staff

The Australia Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) is extremely pleased that the long and Herculean efforts to extradite Malka Leifer, a person accused of the most serious criminal offences, have finally succeeded.  

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AIJAC welcomes Australia’s UN ECOSOC stance

September 21, 2020 | AIJAC staff

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) continues to welcome Australia’s consistent and principled approach in opposing anti-Israel resolutions at the United Nations.

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AIJAC hails signing of Abraham Accords in Washington

September 16, 2020 | AIJAC

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) today hailed the signing of the Abraham Accords, formalising the normalisation of relations between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, and between Bahrain and Israel, at the White House overnight.

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AIJAC welcomes announcement of Israel-Bahrain ties

September 12, 2020 | AIJAC staff

The historic news that Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain have agreed to normalise full diplomatic and security relations is…

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AIJAC warmly welcomes “historic breakthrough” of official Israel-UAE relations

August 14, 2020 | AIJAC

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council today warmly welcomed the establishment of full diplomatic relations, including the exchange of embassies, economic exchanges, direct flights, tourism and other forms of normalised relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates

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Australian Government should help Lebanese people, but not Hezbollah

August 10, 2020

AIJAC applauds Australia’s commitment to helping the people of Lebanon rebuild after last week’s devastating explosion. However, AIJAC urges the Australian Government to emphasise, in all its conversations on Lebanon, the importance of political reform.

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AIJAC joins #nospaceforjewhate

July 27, 2020 | AIJAC staff

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) Twitter account will go silent for 48 hours from 6pm AEST to support the #nospaceforjewhate campaign.

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