Monash

AIJAC statement on satisfactory outcome of Monash Health investigation into racist remarks

December 10, 2020

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) expressed satisfaction at the outcome of the Monash Health investigation into racist comments made by a Monash employee, Dr Arthur Nasis.

Liberal Senator Eric Abetz moved the motion on behalf of 23 other Senators.

AIJAC statement on Senate motion on Yitzhak Rabin

December 4, 2020 | AIJAC staff

AIJAC thanks the 24 Australian senators from across the political spectrum who acknowledged and paid tribute to former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, 25 years after his assassination. 

Kylie Moore-Gilbert (right) with Australia's Ambassador to Iran Lyndall Sachs, following her release from Iranian prison.

The release of Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert

November 26, 2020 | AIJAC staff

AIJAC welcomes and celebrates the release of Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert. We wish her a joyous return home and a speedy recovery from her gruelling ordeal. We congratulate the Australian Government for its successful diplomatic efforts.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meeting with Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu in Israel. Photo: US State Department/flickr

Australia should consider declaring BDS antisemitic

November 20, 2020 | AIJAC staff

AIJAC has encouraged the Australian Government to consider following the lead of Canada, Germany, Austria and now the United States, in declaring the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel antisemitic. 

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AIJAC congratulates US President-elect Joe Biden

November 9, 2020 | AIJAC

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) congratulates Joe Biden on his election as the President of the United States, and his running mate Kamala Harris, who becomes America’s first female vice-President. We wish President-elect Biden and his team every success as they navigate these difficult times, both domestically and internationally, over the next four years. 

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The passing of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

November 8, 2020 | AIJAC staff

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks’ passing this weekend is the cause of immense sadness. He is being mourned and remembered well beyond the Jewish community and British nation he served with such distinction.

The site of the Nice stabbing.
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AIJAC condemns Islamist terror attacks in France

October 30, 2020 | AIJAC staff

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council has condemned the recent terror attacks in France, including the murder of three people in Nice yesterday and the beheading of teacher Samuel Paty last week, and expressed solidarity with the people of France. 

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AIJAC welcomes Israel-Sudan peace announcement

October 25, 2020 | AIJAC staff

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council has welcomed the announcement that Sudan has become the fifth Arab country to sign a peace agreement with Israel.

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AIJAC welcomes ABC corrections on Israel’s capital

October 8, 2020 | AIJAC staff

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) today welcomed an ABC acknowledgement that Tel Aviv is not Israel’s capital after an ABC TV 6pm news bulletin (Oct. 4) covering anti-government protests in Israel claimed “the biggest demonstrations have been held in the capital, Tel Aviv.”

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AIJAC meets with new Ambassador to Israel Paul Griffiths

October 7, 2020 | AIJAC

AIJAC National Chairman Mark Leibler and Executive Director Colin Rubenstein have met with Australia’s newly-appointed Ambassador to Israel Paul Griffiths, in an online session in which they were able to extend their congratulations on his appointment and wish him every success during his term in Israel.

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