AIJAC expresses deep disappointment over government’s reversal on Jerusalem
October 19, 2022 | AIJAC
The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has expressed its deep disappointment with the Federal Government’s decision to reverse its predecessor’s recognition of west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, calling the announcement “a pointless own goal” which appears to undermine the government’s own self-declared Mideast policy.
AIJAC mourns Queen Elizabeth II
September 9, 2022 | AIJAC
AIJAC mourns the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, the United Kingdom, and the Commonwealth for an extraordinary 70 years.
Joint statement by AIJAC, ECAJ, ZFA, JCCV, ZV and AUJS on Melbourne University Student Union motion
August 15, 2022 | AIJAC
The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council, Executive Council of Australian Jewry, Zionist Federation of Australia, Jewish Community Council of Victoria and Zionism Victoria condemn the Melbourne University Student Union motion on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
AIJAC welcomes NSW Nazi symbol ban
August 15, 2022 | AIJAC, Colin Rubenstein
AIJAC hopes both Queensland and Tasmania, which have also announced they intend to introduce swastika bans, and the other states and territories as well, will move quickly to introduce and adopt such legislation. These bans are an important tool to deter open displays of antisemitism and further marginalise racist extremists, and will help strengthen communal cohesion and harmony across Australia.
AIJAC welcomes Gaza ceasefire
August 8, 2022 | AIJAC
The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) welcomed the ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorist group, after three days of violence that saw the Gaza-based terror group fire approximately 1,100 rockets at Israeli civilians, around 20 percent of which fell within Gaza.
AIJAC condemns targeting of Israeli civilians by Palestinian Islamic Jihad
August 7, 2022 | AIJAC
The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) today condemned the continued targeting of Israeli civilians by the terrorist group Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). PIJ, widely proscribed as a terrorist group, including by Australia, the US, Canada and the European Union, has fired more than 350 rockets at Israel since Friday, including more than 90 which have fallen inside the Gaza Strip. One of these fell on a house in Jabaliya in Gaza, killing seven, including four children, a tragedy the Palestinians are now trying to blame Israel for.
AIJAC welcomes Victorian swastika ban, and introduction of similar NSW legislation
June 22, 2022 | AIJAC
These bans are an important tool to deter open displays of antisemitism and further marginalise racist extremists, and will help strengthen communal cohesion and harmony across Australia.
AIJAC commends Australia’s statement against the UNHRC’s permanent Commission of Inquiry into Israel
June 15, 2022 | AIJAC
AIJAC commends the Australian Government for its principled statement opposing the United Nations Human Rights Council’s permanent Commission of Inquiry into Israel, made on the occasion of the release of the Commission’s first report at the 50th session of the UNHRC in Geneva
AIJAC mourns the passing of Lady Anna Cowen
June 14, 2022 | AIJAC
AIJAC mourns the passing of Lady Anna Cowen, a woman of distinction who made extraordinary contributions to both the Jewish and wider Australian community.
AIJAC condemns latest UNHRC report as “part of the problem rather than part of the solution”
June 8, 2022 | AIJAC staff
It is completely unsurprising that this Commission has now issued a report – without visiting Israel or hearing the Israeli side of the story – saying the conflict is all Israel’s fault.