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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...

Israeli diplomat and adviser Dr. Tal Becker to speak in Melbourne and Sydney

AIJAC, in conjunction with our co-sponsors, is proud to present distinguished Israeli diplomat and policy adviser Dr. Tal Becker at events in Melbourne and Sydney

AIJAC welcomes US stance on settlements and international law

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has today welcomed the statement by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announcing that "The establishment of Israeli civilian settlements [in the West Bank] is not, per se, inconsistent with international law."

AIJAC condemns latest rocket attacks from Gaza, noting Iranian role in the escalation

In the wake of around 200 rockets fired into Israel since yesterday, injuring several Israelis, the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) today condemned Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad for their “blatant war crimes” and  “callous contempt for human life”

Don’t miss out: Ehud Ya’ari in Melbourne

Co-hosted by AIJAC, the Zionist Federation of Australia and UIA Victoria, authoritative and influential Israeli commentator, author and analyst Ehud Ya'ari will look ahead to 2020 in Israel.

AIJAC statement on Halle shootings

It is difficult to express the sense of shock and outrage at the murderous attack near the synagogue in Halle, Germany, while Jewish people were at prayer on the holiest day of the Jewish year.

AIJAC expresses “deep concern” over recent developments in Syria

The Australia/ Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) today expressed its strong concerns about Turkey’s unilateral incursion into northern Syria, and the apparent shift in US foreign policy toward rapid Syrian disengagement which helped facilitate the Turkish move.  

Antisemitism by schoolchildren requires pro-active response

"Incidents of anti-Jewish bullying committed by, and directed at, schoolchildren must never be excused or tolerated. As a nation, we have a responsibility to protect and assist victims and do what we can to eliminate racist behaviour and bullying," said Dr. Colin Rubenstein, executive director of the Australia/ Israel & Jewish Affairs Council

Statement on further delays to Malka Leifer’s extradition case

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) expressed its deep disappointment that the extradition of Malka Leifer to face justice in Australia has been delayed yet again.

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