With an enormous sense of relief, the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) welcomes the news that Malka Leifer is en route to Australia to face 74 counts of child sexual abuse.
AIJAC welcomes latest Leifer decision
December 15, 2020 | AIJAC staff
“Like the rest of the Australian Jewish community, AIJAC is pleased that Israel’s Supreme Court has rejected an appeal against the decision to extradite former school principal, Malka Leifer, to face 74 counts of child sexual assault in Melbourne.
AIJAC welcomes Israel-Morocco normalisation
December 11, 2020 | AIJAC staff
Israel’s dream of living in true harmony with its neighbours is a step closer to reality after Morocco agreed to establish full diplomatic relations with the Jewish state.
AIJAC statement on satisfactory outcome of Monash Health investigation into racist remarks
December 10, 2020
The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) expressed satisfaction at the outcome of the Monash Health investigation into racist comments made by a Monash employee, Dr Arthur Nasis.
AIJAC statement on Senate motion on Yitzhak Rabin
December 4, 2020 | AIJAC staff
AIJAC thanks the 24 Australian senators from across the political spectrum who acknowledged and paid tribute to former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, 25 years after his assassination.
The release of Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert
November 26, 2020 | AIJAC staff
AIJAC welcomes and celebrates the release of Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert. We wish her a joyous return home and a speedy recovery from her gruelling ordeal. We congratulate the Australian Government for its successful diplomatic efforts.
Australia should consider declaring BDS antisemitic
November 20, 2020 | AIJAC staff
AIJAC has encouraged the Australian Government to consider following the lead of Canada, Germany, Austria and now the United States, in declaring the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel antisemitic.
AIJAC congratulates US President-elect Joe Biden
November 9, 2020 | AIJAC
The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) congratulates Joe Biden on his election as the President of the United States, and his running mate Kamala Harris, who becomes America’s first female vice-President. We wish President-elect Biden and his team every success as they navigate these difficult times, both domestically and internationally, over the next four years.
The passing of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
November 8, 2020 | AIJAC staff
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks’ passing this weekend is the cause of immense sadness. He is being mourned and remembered well beyond the Jewish community and British nation he served with such distinction.
AIJAC condemns Islamist terror attacks in France
October 30, 2020 | AIJAC staff
The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council has condemned the recent terror attacks in France, including the murder of three people in Nice yesterday and the beheading of teacher Samuel Paty last week, and expressed solidarity with the people of France.