US counter-terrorism expert Dr. Matthew Levitt to speak in Sydney

US counter-terrorism expert Dr. Matthew Levitt to speak in Sydney

November 19, 2013

In partnership with the Central Synagogue and the Zionist Council of NSW, AIJAC is proud to present Dr. Matthew Levitt, Director of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence; formerly an FBI counterterrorism analyst; and adviser on counterterrorism to the US State Department.

AIJAC welcomes electronic Australian Visitor Visa lodgement for Israelis

AIJAC welcomes electronic Australian Visitor Visa lodgement for Israelis

November 14, 2013

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) congratulates the Abbott government for carrying through on a campaign promise, and including Israel on the list of eligible countries for electronic lodgement of the popular visitor (subclass 600) visa applications.

Statement on proposed Racial Hatred Act amendents

November 11, 2013

AIJAC’s comment to the Australian Financial Review [no link available] and the Guardian Australia on November 8 in response to their enquiring about the reports (November 8) concerning the Government plans to amend the Racial Hatred Act:

“We believe the Federal Racial Hatred Act has, overall, contributed constructively to social cohesion and harmony in Australia…

Interfaith dialogues in Madrid

Interfaith dialogues in Madrid, Kiev, Melbourne and Sydney

November 1, 2013

Jeremy Jones AM, AIJAC’s Director of International and of Community Affairs, participated in four quite different, yet all significant, interfaith events in the last two weeks of October.

The busy period began in Madrid, Spain, where he took part in the International Leadership Council dialogue, in which representatives of the Vatican and World Jewry convene every two years to discuss matters of concern and areas for cooperation.

AIJAC leaders comment on racist attack in Sydney

October 28, 2013

Statements by AIJAC National Chairman Mark Leibler AC and Executive Director Dr. Colin Rubenstein AM in response to the violent attack upon five members of Sydney’s Jewish community in Bondi on October 26.

Israeli academic Prof. Efraim Inbar to speak in Melbourne

Israeli academic Prof. Efraim Inbar to speak in Melbourne

October 10, 2013

In partnership with the United Israel Appeal and Australians for Israel, AIJAC is proud to present Professor Efraim Inbar, who is Professor of Political Studies at Bar-Ilan University, Director of the Begin-Sadat (BESA) Centre for Strategic Studies and a fellow at the Middle East Forum (USA). He will speak at the Beth Weizmann Centre on October 21.

AIJAC letter to ANU

September 12, 2013

On September 4, the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) wrote to the Vice-Chancellor and President of the Australian National University Professor Ian Young AO, to raise concerns regarding the one-sided nature of the “Human Rights in Palestine Conference” that runs from 10-12 September.

Statement: AIJAC congratulates Tony Abbott and the Coalition on election victory

Statement: AIJAC congratulates Tony Abbott and the Coalition on election victory, calls for bipartisan approach to Israel

September 9, 2013

AIJAC congratulates Tony Abbott and the Coalition on their election victory. Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott and Foreign Minister-elect Julie Bishop with their colleagues have been exceptional friends of Israel and the Jewish community in Opposition and we look forward to this steadfast support continuing in Government…

AIJAC statement responding to Foreign Minister Carr's legal claims on settlements

AIJAC statement responding to Foreign Minister Carr’s legal claims on settlements

August 13, 2013 | Colin Rubenstein

On Friday, August 9 , AIJAC put out a statement responding to controversial remarks on Israeli settlements by Foreign Minister Senator Bob Carr at Lakemba the previous day… A spokesperson for Senator Carr has now responded to criticisms of his remarks in a statement published on J-wire …. AIJAC has released the following statement in response to Senator Carr’s latest comments…

AIJAC Statement in response to remarks by Foreign Minister Bob Carr at Lakemba on Thursday

AIJAC Statement in response to remarks by Foreign Minister Bob Carr at Lakemba on Thursday, August 8, 2013

August 9, 2013 | Colin Rubenstein

It was disappointing to hear the remarks made by Foreign Minister Bob Carr outside Lakemba Mosque at the celebrations to mark Eid al-Fitr on Thursday….

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