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AIJAC welcomes new PM Morrison, thanks Turnbull and Bishop

The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) today extended its sincere congratulations to newly elected Prime Minister and Liberal party leader Scott Morrison and deputy leader Josh Frydenberg.

AIJAC condemns remarks by Senator Fraser Anning

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) today condemned remarks made by Senator Fraser Anning in his maiden speech to the Australian Senate yesterday.

AIJAC disappointed at Fairfax headline

AIJAC is disappointed at the headline “Mother and child killed by air strike” for the otherwise reasonable August 10 Isabel Kershner report on the Hamas-Israel violence in the Age and Sydney Morning Herald.

AIJAC complains to ABC on Hamas description; Wins complaint on SBS Arabic story

AIJAC Executive Director Dr. Colin Rubenstein stated regarding the ABC report, “This story seems to be a classic example of biased advocacy journalism - where a journalist pushes their ideological views on a controversial subject very strongly, treats those views as if they were uncontested truths

Letter: Israel Law is Not Racist

The report, Israel backs “racist” state law (World, 21-22/7) focuses on those who believe the law is racist. In reality, while controversial, it merely codifies some of Israel’s current laws, relating to issues such as Israel being the nation-state of the Jewish people, the flag and the national anthem as a basic law.

God Is Good For You: Jewish Launch

AIJAC and the Sydney Jewish Museum co-hosted the launch of Greg Sheridan’s new book, “God is Good For You”, for the Jewish community on Thursday, August 2.

The Australian’s Greg Sheridan to speak at community event in Melbourne

Prolific commentator, author and Foreign Editor at "The Australian" Greg Sheridan will discuss his new book "God is Good for You" and the Middle East

AIJAC welcomes Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s announcement regarding aid to the Palestinians

AIJAC welcomes Foreign Minister Julie Bishop's decision, announced Monday, to discontinue Australia's funding to the World Bank’s Multi-Donor Trust Fund for the Palestinian Recovery and Development Program, and redirect the funds to the United Nations’ Humanitarian Fund for the Palestinian Territories.

AIJAC thanks Australian government for principled stance at UN

AIJAC National Chairman Mark Leibler AC and Executive Director Dr Colin Rubenstein AM today wrote to Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to express AIJAC's "sincere appreciation for Australia's principled stance at the UN General Assembly by voting in favour of the US amendment to the unbalanced motion on Israel...
AIJAC writes to the ABC asking it to explain the lack of coverage of Gaza rocket attacks

AIJAC writes to the ABC asking it to explain the lack of coverage of...

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has written to ABC Managing Director Michelle Guthrie asking her to explain the ABC's glaring lack of coverage of the biggest rocket and mortar attacks launched by Hamas and Islamic Jihad on Israel since the 2014 war.