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Committee’s recommendation to expand Hamas listing is welcome news

October 14, 2021 | AIJAC staff

AIJAC has welcomed the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security Committee’s recommendation that the Australian Government considers listing all of Hamas as a terrorist entity under the Criminal Code.

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AIJAC welcomes Australia’s ’embrace’ of IHRA antisemitism definition

October 14, 2021 | AIJAC staff

AIJAC has praised Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement that the Australian “government”, “people” and “nation” will “embrace” the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism.

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AIJAC statement: John Lyons’ “Dateline Jerusalem: Journalism’s toughest assignment”

October 5, 2021

John Lyons’ monograph, Dateline Jerusalem: Journalism’s toughest assignment, is a shoddy attempt to stop fair debate and discussion on Israel taking place in Australia.

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AIJAC urges compliance with all COVID-19 guidelines

September 8, 2021 | AIJAC staff

AIJAC urges the entire Australian Jewish community to continue abiding by all public health guidelines.

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AIJAC welcomes Victorian Government racial vilification announcement

September 2, 2021 | AIJAC staff

The Victorian Government’s announcement of reforms to strengthen anti-racism laws has been welcomed by the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC).

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AIJAC calls on Australians to stand with Dr. Jamal Rifi

August 25, 2021 | AIJAC

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) today said it stands with Australia’s Dr. Jamal Rifi, who was yesterday convicted in absentia by a Hezbollah-linked military court for the “crime” of “collaborating with the Israeli enemy” and sentenced to ten years imprisonment with hard labour.

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AIJAC welcomes Foreign Minister Payne’s condemnation of Iran and Hezbollah

August 12, 2021 | AIJAC

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) welcomes comments made in Parliament on August 10 by Foreign Minister Senator Marise Payne condemning Iran and Hezbollah. 

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Letter to the West Australian Bar Association

August 10, 2021 | AIJAC

I am genuinely baffled that, as President of the West Australian Bar Association, you would see it as appropriate to rebuke an Australian Senator for suggesting that a high-profile member of the profession, who makes an undeniably antisemitic comment via social media, should face professional consequences.

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AIJAC calls ABC response to “Q&A” complaint “laughable”

June 30, 2021 | AIJAC

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council has dismissed as “laughable” a response it received from the ABC’s Audience and Consumer Affairs (A&CA) division to a complaint it lodged about the panel on the “Q&A” program which aired on ABC TV Thursday May 27. 

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Parliamentary Committee recommends Australia expand listing of Hezbollah

June 22, 2021 | AIJAC staff

AIJAC extends its appreciation to the Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence and Security for its recommendation that Australia consider listing all of Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation.

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