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.

AIJAC welcomes moves to end Red Cross discrimination

November 9, 2006

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs (AIJAC) today said it welcomed the decision to add an additional emblem, the red crystal, to the red cross and the red crescent, for the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (the Federation).

Proposed anti-terrorism broadcasting standards need to be implemented

November 9, 2006

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) welcomes the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s (ACMA) proposed new standards that will prohibit broadcasts that directly support terrorist organisations.

The ACMA decision to ban programs that are “directly recruiting persons to join, or participate in, the activities of a terrorist organization” or that are “soliciting or assisting in the collection or provision of funds for a terrorist organization” come as a result of a lengthy investigation following an AIJAC complaint into the broadcast of Hezbollah television “al-Manar” in Australia by satellite company TARBS in 2003.

AIJAC pays tribute to Simon Weisenthal

November 9, 2006

Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council National Chairman Mark Leibler AC and Executive Director Dr. Colin Rubenstein expressed their sorrow upon the death of acclaimed Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal at the age of 96. Wiesenthal was a Holocaust survivor who dedicated his life to ensuring that the perpetrators of one of history’s greatest crimes – the Nazi genocide against the Jews – would not escape punishment.

AIJAC cautiously welcomes proposals for new anti-terror laws

November 9, 2006

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) declared its support for the concept of toughening state and Commonwealth anti-terrorism laws.

Terrorist act by Jewish extremist

November 9, 2006

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) today condemned and deplored yesterday’s murderous attack by a Jewish extremist in the Israeli Arab town of Shfaram, which killed 4 innocent people and wounded many others.

Governments, Australian Muslims, must work together to contain the threat from domestic Islamic extremists

November 9, 2006

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) today called for a thorough and immediate review of legal and policy counter-measures in the wake of new revelations about the extent of extremist hate material and pro-terror propaganda in some Australian bookshops in Mosques and Islamic schools.

AIJAC Calls for Decisive Action on Hate Literature

November 9, 2006

The 24 June 2005 edition of the Herald Sun reported that a mosque in the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick was propagating extremist Islamic hate literature. These books and pamphlets encoura ged Muslims to wage jihad against non-Muslims and advocated hatred and violence towards Christians and Jews.

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