All posts tagged Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council

The cover of the booklet.

Labor Friends of Palestine booklet ‘demonises’ Israel

A BOOKLET produced by Australian Labor Friends of Palestine accusing the “pro-Israel lobby” of sending politicians, party officials and journalists to Israel to get a “carefully orchestrated, one-sided perspective” on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been slammed as “disingenuous” by communal leaders.

AIJAC’s Jeremy Jones (left) met Shimon Peres in Jerusalem in 2007.

Australian Jewish leaders mourn Peres

Robert Goot Peter Wertheim Executive Council of Australian Jewry “Optimists and pessimists die the exact same death, but they live very different lives.” So said Shimon Peres, the last of

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Calls to ban Bibi

A petition calling for Benjamin Netanyahu to be barred from entering Australia has gathered more than 3000 signatures.

Simon Henderson, a Baker Fellow and The Washington Institute's director of Gulf and Energy Policy Program,  speaking at South Head Synagogue on August 29. Photo: Shane Desiatnik

Signals from the House of Saud

Fascinating insights into small, but growing “friendly” engagements taking place between Saudi Arabia and Israel – officially enemies – were shared by The Washington Institute’s specialist in Saudi politics and Arab state relations, Simon Henderson, at South Head Synagogue on August 29.

James Brown and Nick Cater at an AIJAC Rambam trip debriefing luncheon last week in Sydney. Photo: Shane Desiatnik.

Aussies share insights of Israel

The potential for Australia to learn from Israel’s “can-do culture” was not lost on Nick Cater and James Brown, who attended a Rambam intensive study tour to Israel in July for Australian journalists and academics.

A screen grab from a report on June 15 on ABC TV's 7.30 program, which referred to Gaza as being part of the "occupied territories".

ABC admits Gaza report errors

The ABC corrected two errors it made in a report on Palestinians crossing from Gaza into Egypt and Israel, following a complaint by the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC).

Mohammed El-Halabi.

World Vision suspends Gaza operations

World Vision announced last week that it had suspended its operations in Gaza, following allegations that the global charity’s local director had siphoned millions of dollars of aid money to the military wing of Hamas.

Gary and Sheila Esterman’s view of the Nice boulevard where 84 people were killed by a terrorist last week. Flowers have been left by family and friends of those killed.

Aussie couple witness Nice terrorist attack

Gary and Sheila Esterman watched on in horror from their hotel balcony as a terrorist used his truck to kill 84 people and injure hundreds more on Bastille Day in Nice.

AIJAC's director of international and community affairs, Jeremy Jones.

Hanson’s unwelcome return to Parliament

Pauline Hanson has been slammed by Jeremy Jones for declaring a war on Australian “tolerance, community harmony and social cohesion”.

Tributes have poured in for the world's most famous voice of Holocaust survival, Elie Wiesel. Photo: AP.

Wiesel mourned

Politicians and Jewish leaders have lauded Elie Wiesel, the world’s most famous voice of Holocaust survival, who died aged 87 last Saturday (July 2).