Australian UN Representative Amanda Gorely

AIJAC’s Colin Rubenstein quoted in The Australian on Australia’s condemnation of UN Human Rights Council antisemitism

August 5, 2022

The Australia/Israel and ­Jewish Affairs Council said Mr Kothari’s comments had underscored that “this blatantly biased inquiry disgraces the whole UN system”.

Ali Khamenei And Vladimir Putin

Be wary of Iran, silent partner in the anti-West club

July 21, 2022 | Oved Lobel

Australia and its allies do not have the luxury of focusing on Russia or China alone, and they certainly don’t have the luxury of ignoring Iran.

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Stability is at stake

July 4, 2022 | Colin Rubenstein

Despite the government’s short lifespan, there is no disputing the fact this political experiment achieved some positive and important outcomes. The experiment was principally about Israeli identity. The eight different parties in the unwieldy coalition stood for ideologies covering the entire political spectrum from left to right.

Naftali Bennett (R), Yair Lapid (L) and former Israeli President Reuven Rivlin (credit:Haim Tzach / GPO)

AIJAC’s Ahron Shapiro and Ran Porat interviewed on Israeli political developments on ABC NewsRadio

June 22, 2022 | Ahron Shapiro, Ran Porat

AIJAC’s Ahron Shapiro and Ran Porat were interviewed on Israeli political developments on ABC NewsRadio on June 21

Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay (Image: UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré)

Israel and the UN: How the world’s only Jewish state has been scapegoated

June 17, 2022 | Ahron Shapiro

Australia stands up for human rights, and the pursuit of human rights demands consistency, and fairness for all. This was the message Australia’s Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva Amanda Gorely… as she reiterated Australia’s continuing opposition to that body’s recently launched, unprecedented permanent Commission of Inquiry (COI) into Israel.

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The Far-Right foreign fighter threat that wasn’t

June 16, 2022 | Oved Lobel

While the situation needs to be monitored, it is deeply irresponsible to suggest that the war in Ukraine is in any way comparable to Afghanistan and Syria in terms of creating a transnational terrorist threat. This not only misrepresents the scope and nature of this alleged phenomenon in Ukraine… but also distracts from the actual far-Right threat of murderous meme terrorism by self-radicalized, unaffiliated actors emerging from toxic digital ecosystems.

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Making sense of the new political landscape

May 27, 2022 | Jamie Hyams

Overall, despite concerns, pro-Israel and Jewish Australians will be hoping this incoming Government and Parliament will remain friendly, and any problematic changes will be a matter of degree

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University of Melbourne exposes BDS’s lies and extremism

May 18, 2022 | Allon Lee

Greg Barns’ support for Melbourne University’s Student Union’s (UMSU) inflammatory April 29 resolution that the University subsequently condemned as antisemitic is concerning. His accusation that the University impinged on students’ freedom of speech is absurd given the motion’s extreme language.

The Climate 200-funded candidates (clockwise from top left) Zoe Daniel, Andrew Wilkie, Kylea Tink and Allegra Spender

Climate of concern over independent candidates

May 12, 2022 | Jamie Hyams

Of course, the Climate 200 candidates and staff are far from alone in this election when it comes to showing hostility to Israel or making inappropriate comments about Hitler. However, it is important to consider this history when deciding whether to vote for them or give financial support to Climate 200, especially given their potential to hold the balance of power.  

(Source: ABC)

The ABC cannot be allowed to bury its report into complaints handling until after the election

May 9, 2022 | Allon Lee, Colin Rubenstein

The ABC’s complaints unit, Audience & Consumer Affairs (ACA) – which claims to be independent from ABC management but is in reality entirely run in-house – investigated and dismissed complaints against the program. 

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