AIJAC applauds Immigration detention reforms

November 10, 2006

The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) today congratulated Prime Minister John Howard and MHR Petro Georgiou on their agreement to modify Australia’s immigration detention procedures.

AIJAC welcomes efforts to make immigration policy

November 10, 2006

The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) today welcomed the pledge by Prime Minister John Howard to work with Liberal backbenchers to find ways to administer immigration policy “in a speedier, more flexible, more humane way.”

AIJAC welcomes Pope Benedict XVI

November 10, 2006

Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council National Chairman Mark Leibler AC and Executive Director Dr Colin Rubenstein today issued a statement congratulating Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger on his election to the papacy.

AIJAC expresses sorrow at Pope’s passing

November 10, 2006

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council today expressed its sorrow at the passing of Pope John Paul II and conveyed its sincere sympathy to the Catholic World.

AIJAC welcomes Israel-Palestinian Ceasefire

November 10, 2006

The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has described the outcome of yesterday’s bilateral talks between Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as “positive” and “a major step forward” in moving towards negotiating a peace treaty between the parties.

AIJAC welcomes action on suspected Nazi war criminal

November 10, 2006

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council today welcomed news that authorities in both Australia and Hungary are investigating suspected Hungarian Nazi war criminal Karoly or Charles Zentai, currently living in Perth following the disclosure of evidence by famed Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre in Jerusalem.

AIJAC Welcomes Palestinian Elections, Hopes New Leader Abbas Will Initiate the Steps Needed for Peace

November 10, 2006

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) today expressed the hope that the election of Mahmoud Abbas as president of the Palestinian Authority will help promote a better and more peaceful life for both Palestinians and Israelis.

AIJAC Condemns Inflammatory Statement from the PMs Muslim Community Reference Group

November 9, 2006

AIJAC Executive Director Dr Colin Rubenstein expressed AIJAC’s rejection of the recent statement on the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah from the Prime Minister’?s Muslim Community Reference Group.

Israel’s Humanitarian Relief Organisation Admitted to the Red Cross

November 9, 2006

The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) welcomed the admission of Israel’s Magen David Adom (MDA) humanitarian relief organisation into the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Letter of Support to Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert

November 9, 2006

Dear Ehud,

While we pray for the speedy and complete recovery of Ariel Sharon from illness, we are writing to you to convey our support and best wishes as you assume the Prime Ministerial office at this difficult time.

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