AIJAC condemns targeting of Israeli civilians by Palestinian Islamic Jihad
August 7, 2022 | AIJAC
The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) today condemned the continued targeting of Israeli civilians by the terrorist group Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). PIJ, widely proscribed as a terrorist group, including by Australia, the US, Canada and the European Union, has fired more than 350 rockets at Israel since Friday, including more than 90 which have fallen inside the Gaza Strip. One of these fell on a house in Jabaliya in Gaza, killing seven, including four children, a tragedy the Palestinians are now trying to blame Israel for.
AIJAC welcomes Victorian swastika ban, and introduction of similar NSW legislation
June 22, 2022 | AIJAC
These bans are an important tool to deter open displays of antisemitism and further marginalise racist extremists, and will help strengthen communal cohesion and harmony across Australia.
AIJAC commends Australia’s statement against the UNHRC’s permanent Commission of Inquiry into Israel
June 15, 2022 | AIJAC
AIJAC commends the Australian Government for its principled statement opposing the United Nations Human Rights Council’s permanent Commission of Inquiry into Israel, made on the occasion of the release of the Commission’s first report at the 50th session of the UNHRC in Geneva
AIJAC mourns the passing of Lady Anna Cowen
June 14, 2022 | AIJAC
AIJAC mourns the passing of Lady Anna Cowen, a woman of distinction who made extraordinary contributions to both the Jewish and wider Australian community.
AIJAC condemns latest UNHRC report as “part of the problem rather than part of the solution”
June 8, 2022 | AIJAC staff
It is completely unsurprising that this Commission has now issued a report – without visiting Israel or hearing the Israeli side of the story – saying the conflict is all Israel’s fault.
AIJAC statement on rescission of Melbourne University Student Union motion calling for Israel boycott
May 27, 2022 | AIJAC staff
AIJAC Executive Director Dr Colin Rubenstein said, “This was an appalling antisemitic motion that should never have been passed, and it is disappointing that six of the 16 Union Council members still voted against the rescission motion.”
AIJAC welcomes Queensland swastika ban move
May 27, 2022 | AIJAC staff
The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council has welcomed the news that the Queensland Government is planning to follow the lead of Victoria and New South Wales and introduce a bill to ban the public display of the infamous Nazi symbol, the swastika.
AIJAC congratulates new PM Albanese, wishes his government every success
May 23, 2022 | AIJAC
The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) congratulates Anthony Albanese and the ALP for their decisive electoral victory in winning government. We wish the new Albanese Government every success in leading our country in its next challenging chapter.
AIJAC welcomes ABC inquiry outcome, calls for further consideration of external complaints body
May 17, 2022 | AIJAC staff
The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) Executive Director Dr. Colin Rubenstein has welcomed an independent report into the ABC…