MEDIA RELEASES

Statement on Sydney University Student Representative Council Motion endorsing “Nakba solidarity” demonstration

May 9, 2022 | Colin Rubenstein

Image: Flickr
Image: Flickr

“AIJAC strongly condemns the inflammatory, one-sided motion of the Students Representative Council at Sydney University to endorse and join in the student Palestine Action Group’s upcoming Nakba solidarity demonstration.

“The motion clearly undermines the declared mission of the Council, which claims to ‘exist to defend and advance the interests of USyd students.’ The SRC has violated its own ethos to fight discrimination, putting Jewish and Israeli students at risk of hate speech and worse, and unethically aligned the entire SRC with the extreme agenda of a single student group on a controversial issue.

“More than this, both the motion and the rhetoric which accompanied it were divisive, distorted and factually misinformed. The SRC condemnations of recent events in Jerusalem was based solely on Palestinian propaganda, painting a blatantly false picture of these events, and invoked gross double standards which can only damage the cause of Israeli-Palestinian peace. We call on the Council to rescind this discriminatory and completely improper motion.”

Dr. Colin Rubenstein
Executive Director
Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council

RELATED ARTICLES


(Source: Pixabay)

AIJAC welcomes Victorian swastika ban, and introduction of similar NSW legislation

Jun 22, 2022 | Featured, Media Releases
Image: US Mission/Eric Bridiers/Flickr

AIJAC commends Australia’s statement against the UNHRC’s permanent Commission of Inquiry into Israel

Jun 15, 2022 | Featured, Media Releases
Cdc1915028e9fbb860ff2ff0dde1227d

AIJAC mourns the passing of Lady Anna Cowen

Jun 14, 2022 | Media Releases
Image: US Mission/Eric Bridiers/Flickr

AIJAC condemns latest UNHRC report as “part of the problem rather than part of the solution”

Jun 8, 2022 | Media Releases
(Source: Facebook)

AIJAC statement on rescission of Melbourne University Student Union motion calling for Israel boycott

May 27, 2022 | Featured, Media Releases
Screen Shot 2022 05 27 At 3.29.29 Pm

AIJAC welcomes Queensland swastika ban move

May 27, 2022 | Featured, Media Releases

SIGN UP FOR AIJAC EMAILS

RECENT POSTS

The late A.B. Yehoshua: Renowned novelist and political provocateur (Image: Wikipedia)

Bilio File: Israel’s last literary lion

Image: Shutterstock

The Last Word: Two Forums and a Public Hearing

(Credit: akramalrasny/ Shutterstock.com)

Yemen’s ceasefire will likely have disastrous consequences

Image: Wikimedia Commons

Backgrounder: The Temple Mount “Status Quo”

Fleeing Palestinian refugees: It was neither a legal requirement nor a norm at the time that they would be allowed to return to Israel (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Scribblings: A refugee consensus?

The late A.B. Yehoshua: Renowned novelist and political provocateur (Image: Wikipedia)

Bilio File: Israel’s last literary lion

Image: Shutterstock

The Last Word: Two Forums and a Public Hearing

(Credit: akramalrasny/ Shutterstock.com)

Yemen’s ceasefire will likely have disastrous consequences

Image: Wikimedia Commons

Backgrounder: The Temple Mount “Status Quo”

Fleeing Palestinian refugees: It was neither a legal requirement nor a norm at the time that they would be allowed to return to Israel (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Scribblings: A refugee consensus?

SORT BY TOPICS