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AIJAC questions Australia co-signing “counter-productive” statement on settler violence

December 18, 2023 | AIJAC staff

Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council Executive Director Dr Colin Rubenstein has questioned Australia’s co-signing a statement with other nations, including France and the United Kingdom, that condemned what they claimed was “record high” violence from extremist settlers

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AIJAC endorses efforts to urge International Committee of the Red Cross to demand access to Israeli hostages

December 15, 2023 | AIJAC

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) today endorsed the grassroots Australian effort urging Red Cross Australia to lobby its…

Palestinian supporters of the Ezz-Al Din Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, in a military parade in Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip (Image: Shutterstock)

Statement regarding Australia/Canada/New Zealand joint statement and UN vote on the Israel/Hamas conflict

December 14, 2023 | Colin Rubenstein

By effectively calling for an end to the military pressure on Hamas, but not demanding Hamas be disarmed, this resolution makes it much less likely that the “sustainable ceasefire” Australia appropriately supports will ever be achieved.

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AIJAC deeply disappointed by dropping of investigation into Sydney hate-speech clerics

December 7, 2023 | AIJAC staff

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) today expressed its “deep disappointment” and “frustration”  at the news that State and Federal police have dropped their investigations into hate speech by several clerics in southwest Sydney in the wake of the October 7 wave of mass-murder attacks in Israel. 

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AIJAC welcomes the passage of improved NSW race hate laws

December 1, 2023 | Colin Rubenstein

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) welcomed the passage this week (November 30) of NSW laws to improve the prosecution process for the offence of publicly threatening or inciting violence against a person or a group based on their race, religion or other attributes.

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AIJAC questions handling of pro-Palestinian protestors ambushing visiting families of Israeli murder victims and hostages

November 30, 2023 | Colin Rubenstein

Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council Executive Director Dr Colin Rubenstein has questioned the handling of an incident involving pro-Palestinian protestors who ambushed the families of Israeli murder victims and hostages at a Melbourne hotel last night. 

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AIJAC applauds Federal Government’s announcement of Nazi salute ban

November 28, 2023 | AIJAC staff

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) today applauded the Federal Government’s announcement that it will introduce legislation this week to ban the Nazi salute in Australia – making it a criminal offence under Commonwealth law.

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AIJAC statement on release of hostages by Hamas

November 26, 2023 | AIJAC staff

Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council Executive Director Dr Colin Rubenstein said: “I admit to mixed feelings about the release of…

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AIJAC response to visa announcement

November 22, 2023 | Colin Rubenstein

Given that Gaza is a territory whose governing authority is a murderous, listed terrorist organisation in Australia,  detailed scrutiny would seem to be required to ensure Hamas activists and supporters – or even worse, Hamas terrorists – are not inadvertently admitted into Australia.

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AIJAC welcomes Prosecution of threats and incitement to violence bill in NSW

November 21, 2023 | Colin Rubenstein

Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council Executive Director Dr Colin Rubenstein today welcomed the introduction of an NSW bill to improve the prosecution process for the offence of publicly threatening or inciting violence against a person or a group based on their race, religion or other attributes.

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