All posts tagged Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council

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Leading the fight against hate

AUSTRALIAN activists were among the 1200 delegates at the fifth Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism in Jerusalem last week.
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epa04750710 Pope Francis (R) exchanges gifts with Palestinian authority President Mahmoud Abbas (L) during a private audience at the Vatican, 16 May 2015. Person in the center not identified. The Vatican finalized a treaty recognizing Palestine as a state just this week, making Abbas's private audience with Pope Francis on Saturday particularly significant.  EPA/ALBERTO PIZZOLI / POOL

Vatican recognition of Palestine denounced

THE Vatican’s decision to formally recognise a Palestinian state “discourages the only way to a true and lasting peace”, the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) said this week.

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Di Natale welcomed as new Greens leader

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has written to Greens Senator Richard Di Natale to congratulate him on his election as leader of the party. 

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Carr claims on ALP Israel policy denied

CLAIMS this week by former foreign minister Bob Carr that Opposition Leader Bill Shorten “commissioned” senior Labor frontbencher Tony Burke to move a motion at the party’s national conference in July to recognise a Palestinian state have been dismissed as […]

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Concern over Bishop Iran trip

FRESH concern has been expressed over Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s trip to Tehran last weekend.

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‘Recognise the Armenian genocide’

JEWISH communal leaders in Australia this week voiced their support for international recognition of the Armenian genocide, a century after the persecution of Armenians within the Ottoman Empire led to the deaths of well over a million people.

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Bishop urged to tackle Iran over Israel

COMMUNAL leaders have joined Labor MP Michael Danby in urging Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to use her controversial visit to Iran this weekend to express Australia’s concern at the country’s continual calls for the destruction of Israel.

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‘Deep concern’ over Iran nuclear deal

LOCAL communal leaders have joined the chorus of concern from Israel over the deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program.

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Australian Jewish Communal Lobby slammed

A GROUP calling itself the Australian Jewish Communal Lobby (AJCL) has been slammed by community leaders and has apologised for offering to fund the legal defence of people arrested at the Reclaim Australia rallies on the weekend.

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Reaction to Bibi victory

COMMUNAL leaders have welcomed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s success at last week’s election.