Israeli security officials and rescuers inspect the dead bodies of dozens of Ultra-Orthodox Jews who died during an event during Lag Ba'Omer; in Mount Meron, Israel (Credit: David Cohen/EPA)

AIJAC “deeply shaken” by tragic accident at Mount Meron

April 30, 2021 | AIJAC

We are deeply shaken to learn of the tragic disaster at yesterday’s Lag B’Omer event in Israel.

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AIJAC’s response to Human Rights Watch’s new report accusing Israel of “Apartheid”

April 27, 2021 | AIJAC

This report is a textbook example of a biased organisation knowing what conclusion it wants to reach and then writing a report to substantiate it.

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Message from the Hon. Scott Morrison

April 15, 2021

I send my warmest greetings to all those who celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day.

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Message from the Hon. Anthony Albanese

April 15, 2021

It is with great pleasure I wish the State of Israel and members of our Australian Jewish community a hearty Mazel Tov on the occasion of Yom Ha’atzmaut.

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AIJAC mourns the passing of Isi Leibler

April 13, 2021 | AIJAC staff

Isi Leibler was a towering figure in Australian Jewish communal life and will be forever remembered for his contribution to the worldwide campaign for the liberation of Soviet Jewry, advancing ties between Australia and Israel and his pioneering work in Israel-Asia Relations. 

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Statement on the Passing of HRH Prince Philip

April 12, 2021 | AIJAC

AIJAC expresses its sincere condolences to the Royal Family on the passing of Prince Philip. The son of one of the Righteous Among the Nations, he demonstrated a courageous determination and commitment to fight against the Nazis in war and to fight Nazism as an evil ideology at home and abroad.

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AIJAC statement on ALP policy to recognise a state of Palestine

March 31, 2021 | AIJAC staff

AIJAC believes that the ALP National Conference vote in favour of unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state was misguided and will be counterproductive to prospects for a negotiated two-state outcome, which the ALP platform still rightly supports.

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AIJAC deplores ICC decision to formally investigate “The Situation in Palestine”

March 4, 2021 | AIJAC staff

The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council  (AIJAC) condemns and deplores the announcement by the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor that an investigation will formally be opened into “The Situation in Palestine,” with a focus on alleged Israeli crimes in the “territory” of the non-existent State of Palestine.

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AIJAC thanks Foxtel for agreeing to remove offensive episode of drama program

March 4, 2021 | AIJAC

Australian media streaming service Binge has agreed to withdraw an episode of the Canadian drama “Nurses”, which spread false and dangerous antisemitic stereotypes.

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AIJAC welcomes ‘critically important’ Victorian report into anti-vilification laws and recommendation to ban Nazi symbols

March 3, 2021 | AIJAC

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) welcomes the report by the Victorian parliamentary committee into the effectiveness of the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001 (RRTA). 

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