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Background to the visit of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin to Australia

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin arrives in Australia today for a state visit. The Israel Embassy has provided some details on his scheduled program, but here is some additional background material on Rivlin and where his visit fits into the history of Australia-Israel relations.  

AIJAC welcomes Australian submission to the International Criminal Court

Australia has opposed a bid by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to look into alleged war crimes in the Palestinian Territories.

Australia urged to condemn biased “blacklist”

Following publication by the United Nations Human Rights Council of a “blacklist” of businesses operating in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) is calling on the Australian Government to maintain its principled stance towards fairness at the UN and condemn the list.

Statement on Trump peace plan

Everyone knew that the Trump Administration's Israeli-Palestinian peace plan would be rejected out of hand by both wings of a very divided Palestinian leadership and would not lead to a peace agreement in the short term. However, it is nonetheless very welcome for at least two reasons. 

AIJAC comment on the latest developments in the Leifer extradition case

"AIJAC welcomes the finding by an expert psychiatric panel that Malka Leifer is fit to stand trial and has been feigning mental illness to prevent...

AIJAC encourages contributions to bushfire relief

AIJAC encourages contributions to bushfire relief

AIJAC welcomes reports Leifer found fit to face an extradition hearing

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) today welcomed reports that a panel of court-appointed mental health professionals has determined that Malka Leifer is...

AIJAC expresses cautious optimism following death of arch-terrorist Soleimani

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has reacted with cautious optimism to the killing by US forces of Iranian arch-terrorist Qassem Soleimani, the...

AIJAC describes appointment of Yaakov Litzman as Israel’s Health Minister as “deplorable”

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has described as “deplorable” the Dec. 27 appointment of Yaakov Litzman as Israel’s Health Minister, despite police...

AIJAC hails Australia’s stance on ICC and Israel

The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has expressed gratitude to the Australian Government for expressing its concern about the International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor’s decision to...