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AIJAC mourns the passing of Bob Hawke

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) mourns the passing of Bob Hawke, one of Australia's greatest statesmen, and a much-beloved friend of both the Australian Jewish community and of Israel.

AIJAC condemns latest Hamas rocket attacks on Israel

In the wake of the nearly 700 rockets fired into Israel over the weekend, killing 4 and injuring dozens of Israelis, the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) today condemned Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad for their "callous, obscene contempt for human life"

AIJAC Statement on the Synagogue shooting in San Diego

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) is horrified by the shooting at the Chabad Poway Synagogue in San Diego, in which one person, Lori Gilbert-Kaye z"l, was murdered and three other innocent people suffered injuries requiring hospitalisation.

AIJAC expresses horror at the murderous terrorism in Sri Lanka

No words are sufficient to convey our horror at the murderous terrorism in Sri Lanka, in which hundreds of innocent children, men and women in prayer were among those who had their lives taken in almost unparalleled acts of barbarism.

AIJAC welcomes opening of Australia’s new Trade and Defence Office in Jerusalem

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) welcomes the opening of a new Australian Trade and Defence Office in Jerusalem.

AIJAC commends Australia for its repudiation of flagrant anti-Israel bias at the UN

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) welcomes the Australian Government’s principled decision to vote against all resolutions under the United Nations Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) biased Agenda Item 7, which each year is devoted exclusively to condemning Israel.

AIJAC Condemns Christchurch Atrocities

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) expresses its deep dismay at the horrific terrorist attacks on Muslims in Christchurch New Zealand, in an act of appalling right-wing racist terrorism.

Australia should follow UK, list Hezbollah in its entirety

Following the UK government's decision to ban Hezbollah in its entirety, AIJAC urges Australia’s Minister for Home Affairs to take a close look at Britain’s announcement and urgently review Australia’s own terrorism listing for Hezbollah.

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.

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