All posts tagged Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council

Jones makes interfaith history

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

‘Obama bad for Jews, world’

ISI Leibler pulled no punches in a frank assessment of the Jewish world he gave late last month.

Israeli peace activists hold a candle in the Dawabsheh family's burnt-out home.
Photo: AFP Photo/Jaafar Ashtiyeh

‘Attackers repudiate sacred values of Judaism’

THOSE responsible for last Friday’s arson attack in the West Bank that claimed the life of an 18-month old Palestinian boy “have repudiated the sacred values of Judaism”, the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) said this week.

Shira Banki.

Pleas for tolerance after fatal stabbing

JEWISH gay and lesbian support groups in Australia have called for more tolerance among the Orthodox community in the wake of last Thursday’s attack at Jerusalem’s gay pride parade that claimed one life.

Alan Johnson at an AIJAC briefing last week.

Fearing Iran in 2025

THE deal between the P5+1 nations and Iran is essentially “a wager by the United States that Iran will undergo regime change”, because the consequences in the second decade after the agreement would otherwise be dire.

Labor Opposition Leader Bill Shorten. Photo: Peter Haskin

ALP Israel resolution slammed

THE Australian Labor Party (ALP) has been condemned by communal leaders for passing a one-sided resolution that singles out Israeli settlement building as a “roadblock to peace” and states that if the next round of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians fail it will discuss recognition of a Palestinian state.

UN report: ‘errors of fact, appalling bias’

JEWISH community groups have sharply criticised the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) report into last year’s war between Israel and Gaza.

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Brough reflects on Israel trip

FEDERAL Liberal National MP Mal Brough described his recent visit to Israel as “illuminating and sobering” in Parliament on May 26. Brough was one of six federal parliamentarians to take part in […]

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Di Natale slammed over ‘Jewish state’ retraction

IGNORING the fact that the Jewish State has existed for almost 70 years and is recognised in international law, Greens leader Senator Richard Di Natale this week earned the ire […]


Anti-Semitism scholar mourned

JEWISH community leaders have paid tribute to renowned Israeli academic Robert Wistrich, who died this month, aged 71. Wistrich, a professor of European and Jewish history at the Hebrew University […]