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AIJAC congratulates Coalition and Morrison on their re-election

AIJAC congratulates Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the entire Coalition on their most impressive re-election.

AIJAC mourns the passing of Bob Hawke

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) mourns the passing of Bob Hawke, one of Australia's greatest statesmen, and a much-beloved friend of both the Australian Jewish community and of Israel.

Eurovision and the Greens’ green light for BDS

With all the excitement about Australia being in the Eurovision grand final, it’s worth recalling that last May, Lee Rhiannon, a Greens senator at the time, pressured then SBS managing director Michael Ebeid to drop its broadcast because it would be held in Tel Aviv and therefore “could impact on Palestinians”.

Antisemitic vandalism during this federal election campaign ― why is it...

The swastika has made frequent appearances during the 2019 federal election campaign. This is upsetting, but not really surprising given the fact that Jewish communities around the world have recorded a recent increase in antisemitic activity.

Swastika: a dangerous cameo actor in the 2019 Australian election

The swastika has made an all too frequent appearance during the 2019 Federal Election campaign.

Making mates with radicals bad look for Greens

You can tell a lot about people from the company they keep.  That is certainly the case with the Australian Greens who have spent this term of Parliament in the company of some real extremists – both physically and in cyberspace.

Noted and Quoted – May 2019

On March 18, News columnists Andrew Bolt and Rita Panahi both highlighted how “Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former US president Bill Clinton, was confronted by activists at an interfaith vigil for the Christchurch terror victims who told her “the 49 people died because of the rhetoric you put out there.” 

Media Microscope: Height of Folly?

US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights on March 25 and Benjamin Netanyahu’s promise to extend sovereignty over West Bank settlements dominated coverage in the final weeks leading up to Israeli elections on April 9.

Greens problems with Israel and Jews worsen

Far from being peaceful supporters of the well-recognised right of the Palestinian people to have their own state one day, Members and Senators representing the Greens in the Commonwealth Parliament continue to openly advocate for boycotts against Israel, attend demonstrations alongside terrorism supporters, and use the language of some of the world’s ugliest Israel haters.

The Far-right in Election 2019

There are a number of far-right parties to be cautious of in the 2019 federal election including some whose extreme views are masked by their name.

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