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AIJAC welcomes Albanese Government’s new sanctions on Iran, calls for more

December 12, 2022 | AIJAC staff, Colin Rubenstein

AIJAC has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision on Friday, Dec. 9 to belatedly impose autonomous sanctions on Iranian human rights abusers, including Iran’s Basij and morality police, as well as on Iranian individuals and entities involved in the provision of loitering munitions for Russia’s war in Ukraine.  

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AIJAC Condemns Jerusalem Terror Attacks

November 24, 2022 | AIJAC staff

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) condemned those responsible for the November 23 twin terror attacks which killed 16-year-old Aryeh Shechopek, who was on his way to school, and injured 22 others, some seriously.

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After Israeli vote, AIJAC expresses hope for period of stable government

November 3, 2022 | AIJAC

“Regardless of one’s political opinion, it is to be hoped that, after the last four years of repeatedly deadlocked election outcomes and two shaky and short-lived governments, Israel can now have an extended period of stable government under a coalition with a solid Knesset majority.”

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AIJAC welcomes establishment of IHRA Parliamentary Friendship Group

October 28, 2022 | AIJAC

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has warmly welcomed the creation of the Parliamentary Friends of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), which was officially launched at the Federal Parliament in Canberra yesterday.

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AIJAC condemns latest “deplorable” report by UNH permanent Commission of Inquiry

October 27, 2022 | AIJAC

The report was not only completely one-sided but included erroneous claims such as that Israel’s continued military and civilian presence in the West Bank is effectively annexation and thus illegal under international law.

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AIJAC expresses deep disappointment over government’s reversal on Jerusalem

October 19, 2022 | AIJAC

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has expressed its deep disappointment with the Federal Government’s decision to reverse its predecessor’s recognition of west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, calling the announcement “a pointless own goal” which appears to undermine the government’s own self-declared Mideast policy.

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AIJAC mourns Queen Elizabeth II

September 9, 2022 | AIJAC

AIJAC mourns the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, the United Kingdom, and the Commonwealth for an extraordinary 70 years.

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Joint statement by AIJAC, ECAJ, ZFA, JCCV, ZV and AUJS on Melbourne University Student Union motion

August 15, 2022 | AIJAC

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council, Executive Council of Australian Jewry, Zionist Federation of Australia, Jewish Community Council of Victoria and Zionism Victoria condemn the Melbourne University Student Union motion on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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AIJAC welcomes NSW Nazi symbol ban

August 15, 2022 | AIJAC, Colin Rubenstein

AIJAC hopes both Queensland and Tasmania, which have also announced they intend to introduce swastika bans, and the other states and territories as well, will move quickly to introduce and adopt such legislation. These bans are an important tool to deter open displays of antisemitism and further marginalise racist extremists, and will help strengthen communal cohesion and harmony across Australia.

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AIJAC welcomes Gaza ceasefire

August 8, 2022 | AIJAC

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) welcomed the ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorist group, after three days of violence that saw the Gaza-based terror group fire approximately 1,100 rockets at Israeli civilians, around 20 percent of which fell within Gaza. 

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