All posts tagged Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council

Truth was the collateral damage

In this week’s episode of Body Hack, Todd Sampson presented a sensational, but entirely one-sided portrayal, of the political situation in Gaza, writes Naomi Levin.

Body Hack slammed as ‘anything but balanced’

Jewish community leaders have expressed their "extreme concern" at the depiction of the situation in the Gaza Strip and the portrayal of Israel on Network Ten's Todd Sampson's Body Hack, which aired on Tuesday evening. 

Furore over Falk visit

JEWISH communal leaders are concerned about plans for Richard Falk, a US academic who has endorsed conspiracy theories and who is widely accused of antisemitism, to visit Australia to speak at the NSW Parliament and at the University of Sydney.

Honour for AIJAC director

COLIN Rubenstein, the executive director of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC), was recognised for his role in Jewish community affairs by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) at its Global Forum in Washington.

From shepherd to policy aide

ISRAEL's first Bedouin diplomat, Ishmael Khaldi, has visited Australia, speaking at an Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council lunch in Melbourne about his journey from being a shepherd to becoming a policy adviser to a senior Israeli minister of state.

Albanese’s record on Israel ‘somewhat mixed’

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has urged new Labor leader Anthony Albanese to ensure his party does not go down the same route as its British counterpart.

Committed to West Jerusalem as capital

COMMUNAL leaders have welcomed the opening of a new Australian Trade and Defence Office in Jerusalem as a sign of Australia's continued commitment to recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

‘An insult to our national debate’

AS the Australian Labor Party battles against anti-Israel elements within its ranks, leader Bill Shorten has stressed that a "Shorten Labor government will be committed to maintaining close ties with Israel".

Greens’ post slammed

JEWISH leaders have expressed their disgust at a gibe by a Greens staffer working for Macnamara candidate Steph Hodgins-May that deaths in Gaza were Israeli "genocide".

Australia backs Israel at the UN

SCOTT Morrison's government has received kudos from the Jewish community for its stand against a spate of anti-Israel resolutions by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).