All posts tagged Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council

Youthful celebrations of diversity

Glen Falkenstein (right) with co-emcee Ashleigh Green.
MORE than 400 young Australians representing a multitude of faiths came together to engage in dialogue and celebrate multiculturalism at the inaugural Youth Parliament of the World’s Religions (Youth PoWR) last month.
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Jeremy Jones (centre) speaking at the Muslim Jewish Conference.

Faiths build bridges in Berlin

DELEGATES from more than 40 countries attending the sixth annual Muslim Jewish Conference (MJC) in Berlin recently were exposed to unique interfaith experiences of Australia and the Asia/Pacific region, presented by the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council’s (AIJAC) Jeremy Jones.


Racist rant on bus condemned

COMMUNAL leaders have strongly condemned a racist rant on a Sydney bus last week in which a woman identifying herself as Jewish and from Israel spewed abuse on a Chinese-Australian woman.

Joe Hockey.

Last hurrah for Hockey

IN one of Joe Hockey’s last acts as treasurer, he made good on a promise to begin tax negotiations with Israel that will boost trade between the two countries.

Elliott Abrams.

Mid East under the spotlight

ISRAEL’S relations with several of its Arab neighbours have never been ­better.

Tony Abbott at the Scopus Foundation's celebration dinner in November 2013.
Photo: Dean Schmideg

Farewelling ‘a sincere friend’

AS Tony Abbott’s tenure as prime minister drew to a close, community leaders paid tribute to the former Liberal leader as a strong friend of Israel and the Australian Jewish community.

Malcolm Turnbull at Chabad Youth’s Lag b'Omer celebrations last year.

New year brings a new prime minister

COMMUNAL leaders have welcomed Malcolm Turnbull’s appointment as the 29th Prime Minister of Australia.

Israeli security personnel evicting a resident of Neve Dekalim.

Disengagement from Gaza: 10 years on

TEN years after Israel unilaterally withdrew from Gaza in the hope for peace, local community leaders have spoken of the plan’s “abject failure”.

Queensland Labor vice-president Wendy Turner.

Qld Labor: Balanced one day, biased the next

FORMER Queensland Premier Peter Beattie has called for even-handedness in the debate on Israel and Palestine after the Queensland Labor Party passed a grossly biased motion that places the entire onus of blame for the conflict on Israel and calls for the immediate recognition of a Palestinian state.

Jeremy Jones (third from  left) participating in a panel discussion at the University of Indonesia.

Jones makes interfaith history

THE Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council’s (AIJAC) Jeremy Jones says being hosted by Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) – one of the world’s largest Muslim organisations in terms of membership – in Jombang, Indonesia recently was “a historic breakthrough in Jewish–Muslim relations”.