Senate Committee hearing, Parliament House, Canberra (Image: David Foote - AUSPIC/DPS)

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.

(Source: ABC)

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

(Source: ABC)

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.

PM Naftali Bennett (Photo: David Cohen 156/ Shutterstock)

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.

Increased trade with Israel is on Australia's agenda.

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.

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Far-Right Extremism

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.  

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

The WHO’s annual general assembly in Geneva – which always passes a context-free resolution blaming Israel for Palestinian health problems

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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. 

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