All posts tagged Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council

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).

Community mourns Orlando

Community mourns Orlando victims

Australian Jewry has expressed its sadness and shock at the massacre carried out at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida that left 49 people dead and 53 injured.

Professor Bassam Dally.

BDS advocate disinvited from Limmud Oz

A Palestinian-Australian advocate of boycotts, divestments and sanctions (BDS) against Israel has been disinvited from Limmud Oz after organisers learnt of his vocal support for the BDS campaign.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop was thanked by Jewish communal leaders for Australia voting against a motion condemning Israel at the World Health Organisation World Assembly.

Australia stands up for Israel at World Health Organisation

As Foreign Minister Julie Bishop went on the campaign trail in Melbourne’s Jewish community on Tuesday, communal leaders thanked her for taking a principled stance against an anti-Israel motion put forward at the World Health Organisation (WHO) World Assembly.

Major General Jim Molan (left) and Likud MK Amir Ohana.
Photo: Noel Kessel

Warm reception for Likud MK Ohana

PROGRESS towards a more inclusive society and the question of whether Israel has a genuine peace partner were key topics Likud MK Amir Ohana raised at a lunch in Sydney hosted by the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council on Monday (May 16).

Jeremy Corbyn.

Labour/Labor pains

IN the wake of the anti-Semitism scandal that has shaken the British Labour Party to its core in recent days, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop urged Australia’s Labor Party to tackle anti-Semitic attitudes within its own ranks.

Ann Zablud (centre) with (l-r) Miriam Suss and Ilse Lamm. Photo: Dean Schmideg

Pioneering Ann mourned

JEWISH leaders paid tribute to the memory of communal pioneer Ann Zablud, who passed away this week, aged 95.

Australia-Israel Labor Dialogue logo.

AILD rejects Elbit claims

THE Australia-Israel Labor Dialogue (AILD) has gone on the attack as an internal ALP storm erupted over a news story trying to link MPs’ Israel visits to an Israeli defence contractor.