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Media Release: AIJAC thanks Australian government for principled stance at UN.

Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) National Chairman Mark Leibler AC and Executive Director Dr Colin Rubenstein AM today wrote to Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to express AIJAC’s “sincere appreciation for Australia’s principled stance at the UN General Assembly by voting in favour of the US amendment to the unbalanced …

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Why Israeli Rule in the West Bank Is Legal under International Law.

An interview with Professor Eugene Kontorovich by Sarah Haetzni-Cohen. Q: From the viewpoint of international law, how can the legal position of Judæa and Samaria [West Bank] be defined? Professor Kontorovich: The question that should be asked is: What were the borders of Israel when it was first established? What …

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Hansard: House of Representatives Australia -Private Members’ Business – Israel.

House of Representatives on 26/03/2018 PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS – Israel. That this House: (1) notes that 14 May 2018 is the 70th anniversary of the creation of the modern state of Israel, a seminal event that occurred in 1948, and congratulates Israel on an amazing seventy years of democracy, growth …

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New Holocaust Museum & Education Centre To Open in Adelaide

New Holocaust Museum & Education Centre To Open in Adelaide. “The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing” Edmund Burke The launch of the capital campaign to fund the establishment of the Adelaide Holocaust Museum and Steiner Education Centre will be on Sunday …

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Hindu Samhati rally for Israel in Kolkata India, attracts 70,000 Hindus.

  Press release. Israel, a country surrounded by hostile allies, survives due to her strength and determination, her economic boom and creativity, in spite of her many enemies striving to undermine the tiny Jewish state. Islamists and communists around the world regularly rally to eradicate the Jewish state, the ability …

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Palestinians: A People Invented .

“The history of the Palestinian people goes back as far as”… This is where Arab “historians” disagree. Some say the “Palestinian people” have a proud 4000-year history; others say 10,000 years, 30,000 years, and even –don’t laugh- 200,000 years, which makes the Neanderthals pretty young people compared to the “mysterious …

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Jerusalem Issue Sends Abbas Into Madness.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is having a tough time grappling with reality in recent weeks. Ever since President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem as Israel’s capital last month, Abbas continues to lash out and reveal his true colors. In a series of public statements since Trump’s Jerusalem announcement, Abbas has propagated …

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Why Trump is right in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a perfect response to President Obama’s benighted decision to change American policy by engineering the United Nations Security Council resolution declaring Judaism’s holiest places in Jerusalem to be occupied territory and a “flagrant violation under international law.” It was President …

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Media Statement: 2017 ECAJ annual Report on Antisemitism in Australia.

The 12 month period ending 30 September 2017 saw a 9.5% increase over the previous year in total antisemitic incidents in Australia involving threats or acts of violence, according to the annual Report on Antisemitism in Australia published by the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ). The ECAJ, Jewish community …

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Hamas Rejoins Iran’s Terrorist Axis.

Hamas is deepening its ties with Iran and its radical Shi’ite axis. Iranian cash is once again expected to fund Gaza’s war preparations and arms build-up program. Before the 2011 outbreak of the war in Syria, Sunni Hamas and Shi’ite Iran were united by their goal to destroy Israel. Iran …

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The Imam Tawhidi foundation.

Imam Tawhidi is good man, suffering at the hands of fellow Muslims because he speaks of..                         Gender Equality and Women’s Rights No to Extremism No Killing of Apostates Establishing of the Caliphate Politics and Religion Patriot Imams Giving Back to the Country Joining the Australian Army He has been blocked …

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Norway gets refund in Palestinian terror episode, US lawmakers hail action as precedent.

Members of Congress and Jewish leaders are urging the U.S. to follow in Norway’s footsteps, after Oslo secured the return of funds it gave to a Palestinian women’s center that was named in honor of a terrorist. Earlier this year, Palestinian Media Watch and NGO Monitor revealed that the Norwegian …

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Eyes wide open: An interview with Martin Sherman.

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“Hell is truth seen too late”, wrote Thomas Hobbes in The Leviathan, his philosophical political masterpiece. Few are those who, like Martin Sherman, have the insight to see clearly enough the shape of truth in relation to the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the boldness to say things that not so many …

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Indigenous Friends of Israel- Press release 27.7.17.

Indigenous Friends of Israel spokesperson Munganbana Norman Miller again today urged the NSW and Federal Labor Party not to change its policy towards Israel.   The NSW Labor Conference will be held this weekend. Delegates were to deal with a resolution seeking Palestinian statehood but a deal has been made …

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ECAJ Open Letter to Sen. Singh’s troubling parliamentary speech.

Last month, Labor Senator for Tasmania Lisa Singh gave a speech to Parliament which greatly concerned the ECAJ – Executive Council of Australian Jewry, on the Israel/Palestine issue. They wrote to Senator Singh, alerting her to some of the concerns they had, and hoping to engage with her about the …

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PRESS RELEASE: Israel confirms World Vision Guilty Terror Funding.

Big new developments in the case against World Vision for funding terror linked groups in Gaza.   The Israeli Authorities have now confirmed all the claims Andrew Hamilton made back in 2012/13. Posted below the  letter to the Australian Foreign Minister and a Press Release. Regards Andrew Hamilton. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The …

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Indigenous Friends of Israel – Australia.

The Indigenous Friends of Israel has been established in Australia to counter the growing Labor political party’s move to recognize a Palestinian State and to maintain the country’s bipartisan support for Israel. INDIGENOUS FRIENDS OF ISRAEL, AUSTRALIA PRESS RELEASE 6.7.17 Munganbana Norman Miller spokesperson for the Indigenous Friends of Israel  …

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President Trump’s Full Speech at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

Thank you, Prime Minister Netanyahu. I want to thank you and Sara for hosting us for what has been an unforgettable visit to this very special land. I also want to thank Chairman Yitzchak Molcho, Acting Director Ayelet Shiloh-Tamir, and Chief Operating Officer Dalia Lazar, for hosting us today in …

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Israel’s Settlements: Obstacle to Peace?

Arabs opposed the State of Israel before there were settlements—and they oppose it still today. It’s time to clear up 5 false myths about settlements. The U.N., as well as some American media and politicians, claim Israel doesn’t want peace, since Jews build houses in disputed territories of Judaea and …

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The concrete results of Netanyahu’s visit to Australia.

As the dust begins to settle on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Australia, it is worth taking stock of the specifics of what exactly was accomplished during this short four-day trip.  While much has been written elsewhere about the visit and the broader Australia-Israel relationship, a number of …

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