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AIJAC condemns latest rocket attacks from Gaza, noting Iranian role in the escalation

In the wake of around 200 rockets fired into Israel since yesterday, injuring several Israelis, the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) today condemned Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad for their “blatant war crimes” and  “callous contempt for human life”

Don’t miss out: Ehud Ya’ari in Melbourne

Co-hosted by AIJAC, the Zionist Federation of Australia and UIA Victoria, authoritative and influential Israeli commentator, author and analyst Ehud Ya'ari will look ahead to 2020 in Israel.

AIJAC statement on Halle shootings

It is difficult to express the sense of shock and outrage at the murderous attack near the synagogue in Halle, Germany, while Jewish people were at prayer on the holiest day of the Jewish year.

AIJAC expresses “deep concern” over recent developments in Syria

The Australia/ Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) today expressed its strong concerns about Turkey’s unilateral incursion into northern Syria, and the apparent shift in US foreign policy toward rapid Syrian disengagement which helped facilitate the Turkish move.  

Antisemitism by schoolchildren requires pro-active response

"Incidents of anti-Jewish bullying committed by, and directed at, schoolchildren must never be excused or tolerated. As a nation, we have a responsibility to protect and assist victims and do what we can to eliminate racist behaviour and bullying," said Dr. Colin Rubenstein, executive director of the Australia/ Israel & Jewish Affairs Council

Statement on further delays to Malka Leifer’s extradition case

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) expressed its deep disappointment that the extradition of Malka Leifer to face justice in Australia has been delayed yet again.

AFL delegation briefed on antisemitism, Holocaust history and Jewish community concerns

Former star footballer and media commentator Dermott Brereton, AFL General Counsel Andrew Dillon and St Kilda F.C. General Manager, Simon Lethlean, have paid a visit to the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Melbourne, where they were taken through the Holocaust museum by Museum Director Jayne Josem and Education Director Lisa Phillips.

AIJAC expresses condolences on the passing of former deputy PM Tim Fischer

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has written to the family of the late deputy Prime Minister and National Party leader Tim Fischer expressing condolences on his passing and our "deepest and heartfelt sympathy" to Judy Fischer and their two sons. 
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu at Netavim airbase

AIJAC welcomes SBS apology for “World News” misrepresentation

AIJAC has welcomed SBS’s apology and acknowledgment that an SBS TV “World News” story on July 10, “erroneously” implied Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu had threatened military action in response to increased uranium enrichment by Iran

AIJAC statement on Israel’s decision to refuse visas to US Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan...

Israel had no good or easy option when two Members of Congress, both of whom have connections with antisemites and track records indicating contemptuous hostility to Israel, applied for visas.