Submission to the now-suspended Senate Inquiry into ABC and SBS Complaints Handling
November 22, 2021 | AIJAC staff
It is the belief of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) and other Australian stakeholders who have dealt with the respective organisations’ complaints procedures that the current system is broken and that complainants are not able to receive a fair hearing because the process is not genuinely independent.
ABC response to AIJAC complaint on report about COVID vaccines to Palestinians
July 12, 2021 | AIJAC staff
AIJAC complained that ABC reports on Israel not supplying COVID vaccines to the Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank had breached the Code of Practice because they had not explained that, under the Oslo Accords, Israel had no obligation to do so, and that the reports had inaccurately said Israel was occupying Gaza
ABC response to AIJAC complaint on Jerusalem reports on “Earshot” program
July 12, 2021 | AIJAC staff
AIJAC made multiple complaints about two documentaries for the ABC Radio National program “Earshot” that were produced and narrated by an a producer who was also an anti-Israel activist.
Backgrounder: Who’s who in the new Israeli government
June 18, 2021 | AIJAC staff, Zachary Milewicz
This past Sunday, on June 13, the 36th government of Israel was sworn in. The new government is a diverse coalition comprised of eight parties, and will be led by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett for the next two years, after which Yair Lapid will take over. The new 28-member cabinet features record diversity.
AIJAC’s submission on the Feasibility Study on Strengthening Trade and Investment with Israel
May 10, 2021 | AIJAC staff
AIJAC commends the Australian Government, including Trade Minister Dan Tehan, for its foresight in proposing a feasibility study on strengthening trade and investment with Israel with a view to a future free trade agreement.
March 9, 2021 | AIJAC staff
Far-right extremism is a growing threat around the world, including in Australia. While far-right groups were once fringe, today they are able to amplify their messages via social media and have found new ways to recruit, organise and incite violence, representing a potential terrorist threat.
AIJAC’s submission to the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security regarding extremist movements and radicalism in Australia
February 15, 2021 | AIJAC staff
AIJAC’s submission to the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) regarding extremist movements and radicalism in Australia.
US invokes “Snapback” provision of the JCPOA nuclear deal
August 25, 2020 | AIJAC staff
The dispute revolves around the status of the US vis-à-vis the deal. Washington is claiming that, as a signatory to the JCPOA, it has the right to start the ‘snapback’ process. Other parties to the deal disagree, arguing that the US cannot action the ‘snapback’ mechanism since it is no longer a participating party to the agreement.
The charges against Binyamin Netanyahu
June 4, 2020 | AIJAC staff
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was formally charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust in November 2019, after a lengthy police investigation.
May 28, 2020 | Ahron Shapiro, Allon Lee, Judy Maynard, Naomi Levin, Oved Lobel, Sharyn Mittelman
This long feature story documents this pervasive tendency across the WHO and other UN bodies, including the General Assembly, Human Rights Council, UNRWA, UNESCO and UNICEF, as manifested primarily by long records of discriminatory and factually dubious treatments of Israeli-Palestinian questions.