All posts tagged Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council

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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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. 

Senator The Hon Bob Carr (Labor NSW) Official Portrait 16 March 2012

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 […]

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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 […]