AJDS submission to Glen Eira Council on IHRA adoption

AJDS has made a submission to Glen Eira Council (Victoria), for consideration at its Council meeting on April 26, 2022. The AJDS considers the adoption of the IHRA Working Definition as highly problematic, for the following reasons. It was not intended by its drafters...

The Proposed Ban of the Swastika in Victoria

The proposed Victorian ban on displaying the swastika in public is not simple and straight forward. The Nazi symbol is certainly offensive but that the laws banning it should, as discussed in the attached press release from Liberty, Victoria be appropriate and...

Reminder:

As a conclusion to Refugee Week this week, we are hosting a Forum on Tuesday the 29th of June: Journey To Obscurity: the Unimaginable Horror of Australia’s detention policy. This forum is to shed light on Australia’s increasingly cruel and chaotic...

Statement on the crisis in Israel/Palestine by AJDS

24 May 2021 Once again, Israel and Hamas have been at loggerheads during the recent hostilities, but this time the Palestinian citizens of Israel are now involved in one of the most dangerous situations for many years. They are protesting both their own inequality and...
Jewish orgs condemn refugee policy

Jewish orgs condemn refugee policy

Australian Jewish organisations demand end to cruel treatment of ‘boat people’ Signed as of 30 July 2020 Seven years have now passed since the then Australian government announced that all people seeking asylum who arrived on unauthorised boats would be processed...
Antisemitism and criticism of Israel

Antisemitism and criticism of Israel

Watch the video June 22nd,  7:00-9:00PMFor close to a year we at AJDS have been working with Australia Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN) on a joint statement on antisemitism and the criticism of Israel. It’s been an amazing and sometimes challenging undertaking,...