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AIJAC welcomes Sydney Festival repudiation of demands by BDS movement

January 6, 2022 | Mark Leibler and Colin Rubenstein

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) appreciates the very important stance of the Sydney Festival in its continued support of the dance performance Decadance and its public repudiation of demands by members of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) to divest funding received for it from the Israeli Embassy.

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AIJAC makes submission to ABC Complaint Handling Inquiry

December 17, 2021 | AIJAC staff

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) today announced it has made a submission to the “Independent Review of ABC Complaint Handling Inquiry” set up by the ABC Board to examine how the public broadcaster deals with editorial complaints.

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AIJAC welcomes NSW’s embrace of the IHRA definition of antisemitism

December 16, 2021 | AIJAC

NSW may be the first state to embrace the IHRA definition, but we are confident that others will soon follow its excellent lead. We also look forward to seeing the definition adopted by a range of institutions across Australia. Antisemitism must be combatted with all the tools at our disposal, and the IHRA definition is the most authoritative explanation of antisemitism we have.

(Source: United Nations)

AIJAC commends Australia’s “No” votes on UN anti-Israel motions

December 3, 2021 | AIJAC

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council commends the Australian Government for voting against three anti-Israel motions in the UN General Assembly on Dec. 1, New York time.

Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews.

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AIJAC welcomes two updates to Australia’s terrorist list

November 24, 2021 | AIJAC staff

AIJAC commends the Australian Government for making two important updates to Australia’s terrorist list.

Committee’s recommendation to expand Hamas listing is welcome news

October 14, 2021 | AIJAC staff

AIJAC has welcomed the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security Committee’s recommendation that the Australian Government considers listing all of Hamas as a terrorist entity under the Criminal Code.

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AIJAC welcomes Australia’s ’embrace’ of IHRA antisemitism definition

October 14, 2021 | AIJAC staff

AIJAC has praised Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement that the Australian “government”, “people” and “nation” will “embrace” the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism.

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AIJAC statement: John Lyons’ “Dateline Jerusalem: Journalism’s toughest assignment”

October 5, 2021

John Lyons’ monograph, Dateline Jerusalem: Journalism’s toughest assignment, is a shoddy attempt to stop fair debate and discussion on Israel taking place in Australia.

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AIJAC urges compliance with all COVID-19 guidelines

September 8, 2021 | AIJAC staff

AIJAC urges the entire Australian Jewish community to continue abiding by all public health guidelines.

Victoria's Attorney-General Jaclyn Symes.

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AIJAC welcomes Victorian Government racial vilification announcement

September 2, 2021 | AIJAC staff

The Victorian Government’s announcement of reforms to strengthen anti-racism laws has been welcomed by the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC).

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