New Israeli President Isaac Herzog with AIJAC's Dr Colin Rubenstein AM and Mark Leibler AC in 2018

AIJAC congratulates Israeli President-elect Isaac Herzog

June 3, 2021

AIJAC congratulates the people of Israel on the election of Isaac Herzog as the 11th President of the State of Israel.

Ya'acov Litzman (Credit: IGPO/Ashernet)

AIJAC welcomes decision to indict Litzman over alleged interference in Leifer case

May 28, 2021 | AIJAC

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) welcomes the announcement by Israeli Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit that he has decided to indict former Deputy Health Minister and current Housing Minister Yaacov Litzman for obstruction of justice and breach of trust, pending a hearing.

A Hezbollah flag at a Sydney rally in May 2021.

AIJAC submission to the Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence and Security review into the relisting of Hizballah ESO

May 28, 2021 | AIJAC staff

AIJAC has again called on the Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence and Security to recommend the Australian Government designate in its entirety Hezbollah as a terrorist group.

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AIJAC welcomes Israel-Hamas ceasefire after 11 days of fighting

May 21, 2021 | AIJAC

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) welcomes the ceasefire in Israel and Gaza reached yesterday.

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AIJAC welcomes statement by PM Morrison on Israel’s right to defend itself

May 14, 2021 | AIJAC staff

AIJAC today welcomed and endorsed a statement made by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison that Israel has the right to defend itself against ongoing Hamas attacks.

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AIJAC condemns Hamas rocket barrage on Israel

May 11, 2021

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) today strongly condemned Hamas for the barrage of hundreds of rockets directed from Gaza at Israeli civilians, which caused injury and damage and forced hundreds of thousands of Israelisto stay in bomb shelters.

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AIJAC applauds announcement that Australia will not attend controversial Durban 4 conference

May 6, 2021 | AIJAC staff

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) applauds Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement that Australia will not participate in the event to mark the 20th anniversary of the UN World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance.

Israeli security officials and rescuers inspect the dead bodies of dozens of Ultra-Orthodox Jews who died during an event during Lag Ba'Omer; in Mount Meron, Israel (Credit: David Cohen/EPA)

AIJAC “deeply shaken” by tragic accident at Mount Meron

April 30, 2021 | AIJAC

We are deeply shaken to learn of the tragic disaster at yesterday’s Lag B’Omer event in Israel.

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AIJAC’s response to Human Rights Watch’s new report accusing Israel of “Apartheid”

April 27, 2021 | AIJAC

This report is a textbook example of a biased organisation knowing what conclusion it wants to reach and then writing a report to substantiate it.

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Message from the Hon. Scott Morrison

April 15, 2021

I send my warmest greetings to all those who celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day.

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