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