AIJAC welcomes the re-listing of Hezbollah, calls for further action
June 30, 2009
The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has recommended that the Australian government designate Hezbollah a terrorist organisation.
ABC upholds AIJAC complaint
June 24, 2009
An AIJAC complaint to the ABC has been upheld, resulting in a correction and apology from the national broadcaster. A complaint highlighted an incorrect statement by Middle East correspondent Anne Barker, filed April 25,about Israel’s security barrier
AIJAC welcomes principled Australian decision to not attend Durban Review Conference
April 20, 2009
The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has welcomed the Australian Government decision on Sunday that Australian delegates will not attend the UN Durban Review Conference in Geneva this week.
Time for Australia to withdraw from the Durban II process
March 2, 2009
The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council today called for the Australian government to withdraw from the process leading to the UN’s scheduled “Durban Review Conference”. The conference, known as “Durban II”, is intended to be a follow up to the 2001 Durban “anti-racism” conference which degenerated into frequent displays of open antisemitism by NGO representatives
AIJAC expresses deepest sympathy to victims of Victorian bushfire disaster
February 9, 2009
The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council expresses its deepest condolences and prayers of support to all those who have lost loved ones in the Victorian bushfire tragedy. We pray for a speedy recovery for all those who have been injured.
Australia to have representative on peak international dialogue group
February 9, 2009
The International Jewish Committee on Inter-Religious Consultation (IJCIC), a coalition of major international Jewish organisations representing world Jewry to other religions, is to have direct Australian input. “I am pleased to announce the inclusion of Jeremy Jones, the Director of International & Community Affairs of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council, as part of the delegation of the American Jewish Committee to IJCIC,” Mark Leibler, AIJAC’s national chairman said this week.
Australia and Israel have common concern with terrorism
December 29, 2008
The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council today welcomed Acting Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s recognition that the terrorist organisation Hamas’ act of aggression in firing rockets and mortars in to Israel unilaterally breached the ceasefire and is responsible for the end of the truce in Gaza, with Israel responding to Hamas’ actions and threats.
AIJAC “very disappointed” at results of Senate Inquiry into Academic Freedom
December 4, 2008
The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council today said it was “very disappointed” with the majority report resulting from the Senate Standing Committee on Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Inquiry into Academic Freedom.
AIJAC Praises Government’s Latest UN Votes
November 25, 2008
AIJAC’s National Chairman Mark Leibler and Executive Director Colin Rubenstein welcomed the Rudd Government’s votes on two anti-Israel resolutions considered last week by committees of the UN General Assembly (UNGA).