AIJAC welcomes additional Iran sanctions
March 21, 2023 | AIJAC
AIJAC welcomes the Australian Government’s March 20 announcement of further Magnitsky-style targeted financial sanctions and travel bans against Iranian officials and entities.
AIJAC backs “tough measures” against neo-Nazis
March 20, 2023 | AIJAC staff
“An appalling sight – and one for which there must be consequences and effective action,” is how AIJAC’s Director of Community and of International Affairs, Jeremy Jones, described the behaviour of neo-Nazis in central Melbourne this past weekend.
AIJAC expresses dismay at lives lost, but strongly condemns violent rioting by settlers in Huwara
February 28, 2023 | AIJAC
The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) today expresses concern about rising levels of West Bank terrorism and its dismay and sadness at the lives lost, while strongly condemning Sunday’s violent rioting by settlers in the West Bank town of Huwara.
AIJAC welcomes announcement controversial producer is no longer employed by ABC
February 15, 2023 | AIJAC staff
The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has welcomed ABC Managing Director David Anderson’s announcement in Senate Estimates yesterday that its veteran Jerusalem-based producer Fouad Abu Ghosh was no longer working for the public broadcaster.
AIJAC condemns deadly Jerusalem terror attack
January 28, 2023 | AIJAC staff
The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council expressed its revulsion and horror at the terrorist attack in which seven people were murdered and several others wounded outside a synagogue in Jerusalem.
AIJAC’s statement on the Perrottet Nazi uniform controversy
January 13, 2023 | AIJAC
Dominic Perrottet’s decision, as a 21 year old, to wear a Nazi uniform as “fancy dress” was not just poor judgement, but wrong and offensive. The multiple crimes against humanity committed by the Nazis, most notably the Holocaust, should never be trivialised. The costume was a serious mistake, for which the Premier has appropriately and sincerely apologised.
UN referral of Israel to International Court of Justice ‘odious’, Australian ‘no’ vote commended
January 3, 2023 | AIJAC
The UN General Assembly vote on December 30 to refer Israel’s ‘occupation, settlement and annexation of Palestinian territory’ to the International Court of Justice for an advisory opinion was as predictable as it was odious.
AIJAC congratulates Binyamin Netanyahu on formation of new Israeli government
December 23, 2022 | AIJAC
The formation of the government was announced on Wednesday after more than six weeks of intensive negotiations between the various parties following the election on November 1.
AIJAC welcomes announcement of Ralph King as new Ambassador to Israel
December 21, 2022 | AIJAC staff
The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) today welcomed the announcement that career diplomat Ralph King will be appointed as…
AIJAC welcomes Albanese Government’s new sanctions on Iran, calls for more
December 12, 2022 | AIJAC staff, Colin Rubenstein
AIJAC has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision on Friday, Dec. 9 to belatedly impose autonomous sanctions on Iranian human rights abusers, including Iran’s Basij and morality police, as well as on Iranian individuals and entities involved in the provision of loitering munitions for Russia’s war in Ukraine.