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Free speech has limits

February 24, 2023 | Jamie Hyams

Contrary to those who fatuously claim that slurs against Israelis can’t be antisemitic, calling Israelis Nazis, calling the Jewish state an abomination that must be destroyed or substituting the word “Israelis” for “Jews” in blood libels is very much antisemitism.

MinterEllison’s principled decision shows they understand the difference between free speech and racism. It’s a shame Adler can’t. 

Mark Kenny (screenshot)

In defence of Israel

February 22, 2023 | Jamie Hyams

Mark Kenny seems to be developing an unhealthy obsession with slandering Israel.

Susan Abulhawa (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Writers festival must not embrace anti-Semitic hate

February 20, 2023 | Justin Amler, Tammy Reznik

Writing is a freedom, but when that freedom of expression is used as a licence for spreading hatred and incitement to violence, it crosses a line. Our immigration laws are designed to keep out people who cross that line.

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Israel, the Palestinians, and the question of governability – days of unrest ahead

February 6, 2023 | Ran Porat

The situation between Israel and the Palestinians has not been calm for decades. Now there are signs that a new wave of terror and violence is expected in the coming weeks.

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Beating antisemitism will help save society

January 30, 2023 | Joel Burnie

Racism is not just a Jewish problem, but a societal one. We are challenged to reject hatred in all its forms – whether it comes from the far left or the far right

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The Blessing of Australia

January 26, 2023 | Jeremy Jones

There is just so much for which to be thankful. The physical environment. The vibrant democracy, the many cultures which are both merged and maintain their own unique features. The place of refuge which has become the home of a flourishing Jewish community.

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Israel’s constitutional crisis explained

January 23, 2023 | Ran Porat

An unprecedented constitutional crisis is brewing in Israel. It is an emotionally charged arm-wrestle pitting the judicial system and its supporters against the executive branch of the government.

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Vale Senator Jim Molan

January 20, 2023 | Colin Rubenstein

AIJAC conveys our deepest condolences to the family and many friends of Senator Molan, a great Australian who will be sorely missed.

NSW premier Dominic Perrottet apologises for wearing a Nazi uniform to his 21st birthday "fancy dress" party (screenshot)

Dominic Perrottet’s Nazi outfit revelation is distressing and disappointing

January 13, 2023 | Colin Rubenstein

The revelation that NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet wore a Nazi uniform as fancy dress to his own 21st birthday party demonstrates the need once again to educate our community about the evils of antisemitism, racism more broadly, and other forms of bigotry and intolerance.

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei attends the graduation ceremony of The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Teheran, Iran (Credit: Salampix/ABACA Press/TNS/Alamy Live News)

Iran’s transnational terrorists should be proscribed

January 11, 2023 | Oved Lobel

It is time for Australia to begin laying the groundwork to follow suit and list the IRGC in its entirety under the Criminal Code as a terrorist group. Dozens of submissions last year to the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee inquiry into the human rights implications of recent violence in Iran advocated this step

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