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“I ask myself, what are these people celebrating?” – Joel Burnie on SkyNews

October 10, 2023 | AIJAC staff

AIJAC’s executive manager Joel Burnie discussed the pro-Hamas rallies in Sydney and the shocking attack upon in Israel on Sky News, 10 October 2023.

Sderot, Israel. 7th Oct, 2023. Bodies of dead Israelis lie on the ground following the attacks of Hamas (Image: Ilia Yefimovich/dpa/Alamy Live News)

Horror too ghastly to comprehend

October 9, 2023 | Joel Burnie

There is horror and anger and confusion and disbelief and revulsion, but none can adequately describe or do justice to what has happened and is currently happening to my Jewish homeland, Israel.

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“Shameless brutality” of Hamas’ attack – Colin Rubenstein on Sky News

October 9, 2023 | AIJAC staff

Sky News’ Kieran Gilbert interviewed Dr Colin Rubenstein on 9 October 2023 about the horrific Hamas attacks upon Israel.

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‘Israel’s 9/11’ and the troubling ‘victory’ of Hamas

October 9, 2023 | Ran Porat

The events on the Gaza-Israel border, which started on 7 October, are nothing short of an earthquake. The implications are difficult to foresee right now, but are likely to be enormous.

Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir (centre) visits the southern front on the Sinai peninsula during the Yom Kippur war, 1973 (Image: GPO/ Wikimedia Commons)

War again shocked us all

October 5, 2023 | Colin Rubenstein

In July 1973, I visited a young, 25-year-old Israel, seemingly well-recovered from the threatening June 1967 Six Day War, for a happy sporting event – the four-yearly Maccabiah Games, the so-called “Jewish Olympics”. 

A room in Herod the Great's palace near Jericho (image: Flickr/Ian Scott)

Is UNESCO Going to Erase Jewish History From Another Israeli City?

September 11, 2023 | Justin Amler

UNESCO is supposed to be a body that preserves the cultural history of the world. Yet by furthering and facilitating the Palestinian agenda of erasing Jewish history from the Land of Israel, UNESCO is not only failing in its mission, but completely subverting it by participating in the corruption and falsification of history itself.

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Australia must do more about Iran

August 25, 2023 | Oved Lobel

Instead of focusing solely on Israeli–Palestinian issues, Australian pressure should also be directed towards the Iranian regime over its piracy, terrorism, nuclear program, regional destabilisation, weapons proliferation and material support for Russia.

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Australia’s government has taken an anti-Israel stance

August 16, 2023 | Jamie Hyams

The new announcement is just the latest in a number of steps the Australian government has taken to distance itself from Israel since its election in May last year

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Labor’s Israel shift is a blow to peace and our credibility

August 15, 2023 | Ahron Shapiro

The Albanese government has cut Australian foreign policy loose from its historic policy moorings regarding Israel, the Palestinians and the peace process. Our national policy now seems to have been devised primarily to please the Labor Left’s most unhinged virtue-signallers.

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Ill-conceived posturing on Palestine is undermining Australia’s reputation as a trusted peace broker

August 14, 2023 | Justin Amler

Foreign Minister Penny Wong says that the Government’s decision was “guided by the principle of advancing the cause of peace and progress towards a just and enduring two-state solution.” If so, its approach is wholly misguided and ahistorical. It completely ignores the recent history of Palestinian intransigence…

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