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AIJAC welcomes Australian votes in the UN Human Rights Council

AIJAC welcomes Australia’s principled decision to be the only country to vote against all five anti-Israel resolutions at the United Nations Human Rights Council. 

AIJAC welcomes communications representative on IHRA committee

A representative from the Department of Communications will be included in discussions about Australia’s commitment to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), after concerns were raised in Senate Estimates about an article published by the ABC.

AIJAC welcomes finding Leifer fit to stand trial

AIJAC welcomes the decision by an Israeli court to accept the finding of the independent psychiatric panel that Malka Leifer is fit to stand trial in Melbourne and should be required to answer the 74 charges of child abuse that have been levelled against her.

AIJAC files complaint to ABC over radio talkback slur

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council has registered a complaint to the ABC following the airing of a slur against Jews by a radio talkback caller on the May 3 broadcast of "Australia All Over”.

AIJAC urges Australia to join Germany in banning Hezbollah

AIJAC welcomes the German government decision to join a growing list of countries that proscribe the entirety of Hezbollah as a terrorist group, and again urges the Australian government to seriously reconsider its stance on the organisation.

AIJAC statement welcoming Israel’s new National Emergency Government

AIJAC welcomes the establishment of the new national emergency government in Israel to face both the immense challenges of the coronavirus crisis and Israel's other immediate economic and strategic imperatives.

Opposition Leader Albanese’s Passover message

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has greetings to the Jewish community ahead of Pesach (Passover)

PM Morrison’s Passover message

At a time when we face great challenges, the festival of Passover has special meaning. This year it has a poignancy with many grandparents and grandchildren not able to be with each other for the Seder. 

AIJAC welcomes Australia’s submission to the International Criminal Court

AIJAC today welcomed the Australian Government’s formal submission to the International Criminal Court arguing that the Court does not have territorial jurisdiction to consider the “Situation in the State of Palestine.”

AIJAC statement on Nowra neo-Nazi arrest

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) welcomes the news of the arrest of a man plotting a terrorist attack in NSW.