All posts tagged Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council

Pollard supporters laud release

Jonathan Pollard and wife Esther.
AUSTRALIAN supporters of Jonathan Pollard were buoyed at news the long-jailed American intelligence expert, who served almost 30 years for spying for Israel, has been paroled, but lamented further restrictions on his freedom.
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The late Yitzhak Rabin.

Reflections on Rabin’s legacy

AS 100,000 people joined together in central Tel Aviv on Saturday to mark the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, community leaders in Australia reflected on the life and legacy of the slain prime ­minister.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.

Bishop: No shift in Iran policy

FOREIGN Minister Julie Bishop declared there has been no shift in Australia’s foreign policy towards Iran and Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria when she met with leaders of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) last week.

Ehud Ya’ari speaking in Sydney last week. Photo: Gareth Narunsky

Ya’ari: Violence not an intifada

CONCERNS that the current wave of Palestinian terrorism in Israel is the start of a third intifada are premature, one of Israel’s top foreign affairs analysts said in Sydney last week.


UNESCO Western Wall resolution condemned

COMMUNAL leaders have slammed a resolution set to be considered this week by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) that designates the Kotel as a Muslim holy site.

From left: Sharon Bird, AIJAC executive director Colin Rubenstein, Terri Butler and
Russell Matheson.

Rambamites report back

ISRAEL’S start-up culture is a great model for Australia to follow, federal Labor MP Sharon Bird told an Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) lunch in Sydney recently.

Moshe Feiglin.

Visiting Israeli snubbed

AUSTRALIAN Jewish leaders distanced themselves from Israeli former MK Moshe Feiglin, who was in Australia this week.

Border Police officers scuffle with a Palestinian protester as they detain him near Damascus Gate outside Jerusalem's Old City.

Local leaders condemn violence

ZIONIST Federation of Australia president Danny Lamm will travel to Israel this week in defiance of the current deadly wave of Palestinian terrorism to attend the World Zionist Congress.

Mahmoud Abbas.

Leaders: Abbas must answer for violence

THE recent escalation in Palestinian terrorist attacks is directly linked to Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas’s inciteful rhetoric, local community leaders said this week.

Glen Falkenstein (right) with co-emcee Ashleigh Green.

Youthful celebrations of diversity

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.