AIJAC expresses disgust at extreme anti-Israel and antisemitic motion passed by the Council of the University of Melbourne Student Union
May 1, 2022 | Colin Rubenstein
AIJAC Executive Director Dr Colin Rubenstein: “The University Administration must disassociate itself from this calumny in the strongest possible terms and do all it can to ensure that this never happens again, as it represents a toxic stain not only upon UMSU, but on the University itself.”
AIJAC welcomes Glen Eira’s adoption of the IHRA definition of antisemitism
April 27, 2022 | Colin Rubenstein
AIJAC is very pleased that Glen Eira Council has taken this important step, and congratulates the councillors, especially Cr Margaret Esakoff, for her initiative in bringing this most significant matter to the Council. The IHRA definition is a very constructive tool in the ongoing battle against antisemitism. We hope other Councils and institutions follow Glen Eira’s moral and principled leadership in adopting this very widely accepted definition.
ACMA decision on “Q+A” demonstrates need for new independent, external body to hold ABC to its code of conduct
April 20, 2022 | AIJAC
The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council is very disappointed at the decision by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to dismiss complaints from AIJAC and others about the episode of the ABC TV program “Q+A” which aired on May 27, 2021.
AIJAC condemns Tel Aviv nightclub attack
April 8, 2022 | AIJAC
The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs condemns the latest murderous attack in Tel Aviv, which left two innocent civilians dead and eight others wounded, four of whom are fighting for their lives.
AIJAC welcomes NSW Government’s announcement of plans to introduce a bill criminalising public display of Nazi symbols
April 5, 2022 | AIJAC staff
AIJAC welcomes the announcement by NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman that the Government is committed to introducing a bill that criminalises the public display of Nazi symbols.
AIJAC welcomes history-making NSW motion on antisemitism
March 24, 2022 | AIJAC staff
AIJAC congratulates the NSW Parliament on making history, with the NSW Legislative Council becoming the first house of parliament in Australia to endorse the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition of antisemitism.
AIJAC responds to NSW Parliamentary report on the public display of Nazi symbols
February 23, 2022 | AIJAC staff
AIJAC thanks the NSW Parliament’s Standing Committee on Social Issues for its thoughtful consideration of the Crimes Amendment (Display of Nazi Symbols) Bill 2021.
AIJAC welcomes expanded Hamas listing
February 17, 2022
The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC welcomes the Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews’ announcement that Australia will include the entire Hamas organisation on Australia’s terrorist list.
AIJAC calls new Amnesty report “dangerous”, “libellous” and “an intellectual crime against truth, and against genuine international law”
February 1, 2022 | AIJAC
The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) today said a new report from Amnesty International, to be officially released tonight but already widely circulated, accusing Israel of “Apartheid” is “dangerous”, “libellous” and “an intellectual crime against truth, and against genuine international law.”
Litzman plea deal “very disappointing”
January 28, 2022 | AIJAC
The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council is very disappointed with the plea bargain to end the criminal trial of former Israeli deputy health minister Yaakov Litzman.