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AIJAC Condemns Christchurch Atrocities

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) expresses its deep dismay at the horrific terrorist attacks on Muslims in Christchurch New Zealand, in an act of appalling right-wing racist terrorism.


Two mornings later I arrived at the beach after the sun had risen. I noticed unusual activity – council workmen on a Sunday. As I came closer, I saw that they were hard at work assessing what was needed to be done to repair the damage done by a different feral creature – a person who had vandalised murals by spray painting swastika graffiti

Noted and Quoted – March 2019

A highly misleading Associated Press (AP) sourced article touted claims by the Israeli anti-settlement NGO Peace Now that inaccurately presented a substantial decrease in settlement housing construction as a substantial increase.

Ahron Shapiro comments on Netanyahu indictment – Channel 7 News report

AIJAC's Ahron Shapiro appeared in a Channel 7 News (Melbourne) report on the pending indictment of Israeli PM Netanyahu, 1 March 2019.

Media Microscope: An idée fixe

The idée fixe that all problems experienced by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank can ultimately be traced back to Israel haunted segments of the ABC in January and February.

The Last Word: Sun, Sand and Swastikas

Swastika graffiti and specific anti-Jewish vandalism occur with disturbing regularity. The most that any perpetrator can gain from any such activity is a sense of power over those who are offended, insulted, harassed and intimidated.

Australia stands with Israel at Human Rights Council

Australia’s Foreign Minister has once again stood up for Israel during the 40th session of the Human Rights Council, currently underway in Geneva.

Australia should follow UK, list Hezbollah in its entirety

Following the UK government's decision to ban Hezbollah in its entirety, AIJAC urges Australia’s Minister for Home Affairs to take a close look at Britain’s announcement and urgently review Australia’s own terrorism listing for Hezbollah.

Morrison, Shorten welcome 70 years of diplomatic relations with Israel

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) welcomes the statements made in the Commonwealth Parliament today by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten marking 70 years of Australia’s diplomatic relations with Israel.

Investigate any alleged interference in Malka Leifer extradition case

AIJAC is deeply troubled by reports of alleged wrongdoing by Israel’s Deputy Health Minister regarding the extradition case of accused sex offender Malka Leifer, indicted for numerous offences in Victoria.