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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. 

Statement: Australia joins the International Maritime Security Construct in the Gulf

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) welcomes the Government’s announcement that Australia will join the International Maritime Security Construct in the Gulf to...

AIJAC is hiring in Sydney

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) is seeking a highly motivated person, with an interest in public policy issues of concern to Jewish Australians, to join our Sydney team.

Statement: Israeli police recommendation to indict Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman over Malka Leifer case

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) calls on Israel’s Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman to step down following news that Israeli police have recommended he be indicted on charges of fraud and breach of trust for offences including use of his office to illicitly provide assistance to alleged sex offender Malka Leifer. 

Australia must speak out on UNRWA allegations

Australia, a major global donor to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinians (UNRWA) and member of the group’s advisory committee, needs to speak out on damaging allegations against the agency’s senior staff.

AIJAC applauds Australia’s “momentous step” on Holocaust education

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has congratulated the Australian Government following Australia's admission as a full member of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).

AIJAC statement on the passing of Nechama Rivlin, OBM

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) offers Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and his family our deepest and heartfelt sympathy on the sad passing of his beloved wife Nechama.

AIJAC’s Colin Rubenstein honoured by the American Jewish Committee for his advocacy on behalf of...

Dr Colin Rubenstein, Executive Director of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council, was honoured for his advocacy on behalf of the Jewish people and Israel by the Board of Governors of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) on Sunday, June 2.