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Statement on recent controversies in Israel over the Otzma Yehudit party

It is deeply regrettable that recent political manoeuvres in Israel appear likely to bolster the credibility and electoral prospects of Otzma Yehudit, a party comprised of followers of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane.

Morrison, Shorten welcome 70 years of diplomatic relations with Israel

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) welcomes the statements made in the Commonwealth Parliament today by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten marking 70 years of Australia’s diplomatic relations with Israel.

Investigate any alleged interference in Malka Leifer extradition case

AIJAC is deeply troubled by reports of alleged wrongdoing by Israel’s Deputy Health Minister regarding the extradition case of accused sex offender Malka Leifer, indicted for numerous offences in Victoria.

AIJAC commends International Paralympic Committee for principled decision on Malaysia

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is to be commended for its principled, moral decision to prevent Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's Malaysia from hijacking the Paralympic world swimming championships in defiance of the ideals of the international Paralympic movement.

Statement on the death of Aiia Maasarwe

AIJAC has released a statement on the death of Israeli citizen Aiia Maasarwe.

AIJAC mourns two Israeli giants – Amos Oz and Moshe Arens

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) mourns the loss of two great Israelis - Amos Oz and Moshe Arens. Arens, who passed away on...

AIJAC says negotiations, not unilateral actions, key to peaceful Israeli/Palestinian future

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) strongly agrees with the principle of negotiations aimed at achieving a peaceful, secure future for Israelis and Palestinians, and on that basis is concerned at parts of the resolution adopted by the Australian Labor Party's National Conference.

AIJAC welcomes Government’s acknowledgement of the reality that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital and positive steps...

The announcement that Australia would recognise west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, while acknowledging east Jerusalem could be the capital of a future Palestinian state, shows a real commitment to progressing a two-state peace.

AIJAC commends Australian Government for UNGA vote condemning Hamas

On December 6, in the United Nations General Assembly, Australia joined 87 other nations in condemning Hamas’ terrorist tactics against Israel.

AIJAC welcomes Australia’s UN votes

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to vote “no” on six anti-Israel resolutions on November 29, 2018, at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).