Australia and Israel have common concern with terrorism

December 29, 2008

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council today welcomed Acting Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s recognition that the terrorist organisation Hamas’ act of aggression in firing rockets and mortars in to Israel unilaterally breached the ceasefire and is responsible for the end of the truce in Gaza, with Israel responding to Hamas’ actions and threats.

AIJAC "very disappointed" at results of Senate Inquiry into Academic Freedom

AIJAC “very disappointed” at results of Senate Inquiry into Academic Freedom

December 4, 2008

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council today said it was “very disappointed” with the majority report resulting from the Senate Standing Committee on Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Inquiry into Academic Freedom.

AIJAC Praises Government’s Latest UN Votes

November 25, 2008

AIJAC’s National Chairman Mark Leibler and Executive Director Colin Rubenstein welcomed the Rudd Government’s votes on two anti-Israel resolutions considered last week by committees of the UN General Assembly (UNGA).

AIJAC welcomes announced changes to Citizenship Testing Regime

AIJAC welcomes announced changes to Citizenship Testing Regime

November 25, 2008

The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) today welcomed the changes to Australian Citizenship testing processes announced this week by the Federal Government.

AIJAC expresses mixed feelings about Australian UN Voting on the Middle East

November 10, 2008

The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) today welcomed the Australian Government’s commitment to maintain the principle that Australian voting on United Nations resolutions on the Middle East should be based on both an understanding of “Israel’s legitimate security concerns” and the commitment to only support resolutions which are helpful in achieving “a two-state resolution of the conflict which results in a secure Israel living beside a viable Palestinian state.”

AIJAC welcomes new Australian sanctions on Iran

October 20, 2008

AIJAC’s National Chairman Mark Leibler AC today said that AIJAC supports and welcomes the federal government’s decision to extend sanctions against the Iranian government over its nuclear program, announced by Foreign Minister Stephen Smith last week.

Alexander Downer receives prestigious US award

May 2, 2008

Australia’s former Foreign Minister Alexander Downer received the American Jewish Committee’s (AJC) Ramer Award for Diplomatic Excellence on May 1 in Washington DC at the AJC’s 102nd annual conference.

AIJAC welcomes decision on accused Nazi war criminal

April 23, 2008

Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council Executive Director Dr Colin Rubenstein today welcomed the High Court decision to allow extradition proceedings against suspected Nazi war criminal Charles Zentai to proceed.

AIJAC praises Government’s vote against funding for follow-up to antisemitic UN conference

January 8, 2008

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has praised the Rudd Government and its UN ambassador for voting the last week of December against funding for the so-called UN Durban Review Conference, or “Durban II”.

AIJAC welcomes Annapolis Conference as a “Promising First Step”

November 30, 2007

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has welcomed as a promising first step the Annapolis Middle East peace conference. AIJAC Executive Director Dr Colin Rubenstein said reports from the conference indicated it had successfully provided a platform to relaunch negotiations to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

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