All posts tagged Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council

Israel’s rising global status

“THOSE who urge boycotts of Israel or unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state claim that they are on the right side of history, but they are very wrong.” That was the emphatic message given to a 200-strong crowd by leading Israeli strategic analyst Dr Eran Lerman during his recent trip to Australia, as a guest of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC).

WA ALP now voting on Palestine recognition

JEWISH leaders have voiced concern over reports that a vote in Western Australia could become the next stage in a creeping move within the ALP to grant unconditional recognition to a Palestinian state.

‘Utterly untruthful’ reporting slammed

VICTORIAN Opposition Leader Matthew Guy, who was in the Old City of Jerusalem last Friday when three terrorists killed two Israeli police officers has slammed major news outlets for “fundamentally untruthful” reporting.

Corbyn’s success at the polls ‘disturbing’

Australian Jewish leaders are concerned over the significant boost to the Labour Party in the UK election, warning that the results will give leader Jeremy Corbyn “a free pass” despite his record of support for terrorist organisations and failure to tackle anti-Semitism within his party.

Cautious welcome for Trump

Donald Trump’s historic election as the 45th US president has been met with mixed reactions from leaders of the Australian Jewish community.

Colin Rubenstein

Caution urged over 18C inquiry

Communal leaders are cautiously welcoming a parliamentary inquiry into freedom of speech, but maintain sections 18C and 18D should remain untouched.

Moving tributes to Peres

Moving tributes to the late former Israeli president Shimon Peres were held at communal events in Melbourne and Sydney last week.

‘Graceless’ Greens leader under fire for Peres speech

Greens leader Richard Di Natale has delivered a speech about the late former Israeli president Shimon Peres, which has been condemned as “disgusting”, “rotten” and “hateful”.

Top appointment for Rotem

Jewish community leaders have given a rousing welcome to news that Yuval Rotem, the former Israeli ambassador to Australia, has been appointed acting director-general of the Foreign Ministry of Israel.

Australia urged to protest UNESCO resolution

The Australian government has been urged to denounce a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) resolution that ignores Jewish ties to the Temple Mount and Kotel.