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AIJAC writes to the Polish Ambassador concerning Poland’s controversial Holocaust Bill

AIJAC has written two separate letters to the Polish Ambassador regarding Poland's controversial proposed new law regarding statements about the Holocaust.

AIJAC congratulates Editorial Board members on their Australia Day Honours

AIJAC is pleased to congratulate all those recognised on this year's Australia day honours list, but takes particular pride in the awards conferred on Justice Howard Nathan AM and Rabbi Ralph Genende OAM...

Media Microscope: Recognition factor

Although President Trump's Jerusalem announcement was frequently met in the mainstream media with a version of "Chicken Little", rational analyses were not completely missing in action.

Noted and Quoted – January 2018

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop did not answer Fran Kelly's question of whether it made peace harder to achieve, instead reiterating the need for both sides to negotiate a peace deal.

The Dark Side of Arabic media

An examination of Arabic media in Australia over recent months has revealed that... antisemitic content and anti-Israel conspiracy theories are being actively promoted by various print and electronic media outlets operating in Arabic.

Particularly concerning is material that has been broadcast on the community based and partly government-funded radio station 3ZZZ in Melbourne...

Australia’s 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper

The 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper seeks to navigate Australia's great uncertainties and challenges in international relations - from China's rise to the perceived US retreat, regional interests, forces of protectionism and nationalism overseas, and the weakening of the international rules based order. Regarding areas of particular interest to AIJAC, the White Paper discusses issues including Australia's support for Israel and the two state outcome, multiculturalism, the Iran nuclear deal known as the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), the threat of Islamist terrorism and Australia's role at the United Nations.

Partners in Innovation

The Australian Government has an innovation agenda, and Israel, a small country halfway around the world may be the key to the goals of that agenda coming to fruition.

An article in the Sydney Morning Herald (May 16, 2016) noted that, "it might not be a well-known fact in Australia, but Israel has one of the highest concentrations of start-ups in the world and is widely recognised as a global leader in research and development."

AIJAC’s submission to the Federal Parliamentary Inquiry into Freedom of Speech...

AIJAC's submission to the Australian Federal Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights Inquiry into Freedom of Speech in Australia - including into the operation of Part IIA of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) (RDA) (including ss. 18C and 18D) and the complaints-handling procedures of the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) - has now been published by the Parliamentary Committee

New report on the Australia-Israel relationship

A new report published by the Australian Strategic Policy Insitute (ASPI) in conjunction with the Begin-Sadat Centre for Strategic Studies (BESA) in Israel looks at the Australia-Israel relationship.

This post presents the Executive Summary.

The full report (in PDF) can be accessed here.

Audio: Dr. Colin Rubenstein on Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s visit to...

Dr. Colin Rubenstein discussed Foreign Minister Julie Bishop's visit to Iran with Steve Price and Andrew Bolt on Sydney radio 2GB on Monday April 20, 2015.