AIJAC condemns deadly Jerusalem terror attack
January 28, 2023 | AIJAC staff
The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council expressed its revulsion and horror at the terrorist attack in which seven people were murdered and several others wounded outside a synagogue in Jerusalem.
AIJAC’s statement on the Perrottet Nazi uniform controversy
January 13, 2023 | AIJAC
Dominic Perrottet’s decision, as a 21 year old, to wear a Nazi uniform as “fancy dress” was not just poor judgement, but wrong and offensive. The multiple crimes against humanity committed by the Nazis, most notably the Holocaust, should never be trivialised. The costume was a serious mistake, for which the Premier has appropriately and sincerely apologised.
UN referral of Israel to International Court of Justice ‘odious’, Australian ‘no’ vote commended
January 3, 2023 | AIJAC
The UN General Assembly vote on December 30 to refer Israel’s ‘occupation, settlement and annexation of Palestinian territory’ to the International Court of Justice for an advisory opinion was as predictable as it was odious.
AIJAC congratulates Binyamin Netanyahu on formation of new Israeli government
December 23, 2022 | AIJAC
The formation of the government was announced on Wednesday after more than six weeks of intensive negotiations between the various parties following the election on November 1.
AIJAC welcomes announcement of Ralph King as new Ambassador to Israel
December 21, 2022 | AIJAC staff
The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) today welcomed the announcement that career diplomat Ralph King will be appointed as…
AIJAC welcomes Albanese Government’s new sanctions on Iran, calls for more
December 12, 2022 | AIJAC staff, Colin Rubenstein
AIJAC has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision on Friday, Dec. 9 to belatedly impose autonomous sanctions on Iranian human rights abusers, including Iran’s Basij and morality police, as well as on Iranian individuals and entities involved in the provision of loitering munitions for Russia’s war in Ukraine.
AIJAC Condemns Jerusalem Terror Attacks
November 24, 2022 | AIJAC staff
The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) condemned those responsible for the November 23 twin terror attacks which killed 16-year-old Aryeh Shechopek, who was on his way to school, and injured 22 others, some seriously.
After Israeli vote, AIJAC expresses hope for period of stable government
November 3, 2022 | AIJAC
“Regardless of one’s political opinion, it is to be hoped that, after the last four years of repeatedly deadlocked election outcomes and two shaky and short-lived governments, Israel can now have an extended period of stable government under a coalition with a solid Knesset majority.”
AIJAC welcomes establishment of IHRA Parliamentary Friendship Group
October 28, 2022 | AIJAC
The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has warmly welcomed the creation of the Parliamentary Friends of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), which was officially launched at the Federal Parliament in Canberra yesterday.
AIJAC condemns latest “deplorable” report by UNH permanent Commission of Inquiry
October 27, 2022 | AIJAC
The report was not only completely one-sided but included erroneous claims such as that Israel’s continued military and civilian presence in the West Bank is effectively annexation and thus illegal under international law.