AJDS Annual Dinner: an evening in solidarity with Pittsburgh

Australian Jewish Democratic Society Annual Dinner An evening in Solidarity with Pittsburgh Please join us for the AJDS Annual Dinner, this year  organised to send our love and solidarity to the bereaved  communities in Pittsburgh.  In these terrible times we stand  firm in our dedication and passion to fighting racism and  fostering justice within and […]

Jewish Bloc @ Stand Together Against Racism demonstration

Jews against fascismAustralian Jewish Democratic Society (AJDS)Hashomer Hatzair AustraliaJewish Labour Bund MelbourneCalling all anti-racist Jews in Melbourne!We’re organising a Jewish bloc to attend Rally: Stand Together Against Racism! This is a major mobilisation called to combat the racist rhetoric and policies of both major parties at the upcoming state election. The demands are:• Stop Political […]

The futures of the refugees in Manus and Nauru matter to us

Statement from Jewish, Muslim and Christian faith leaders4th November 2018 As faith leaders from different traditions we see a clear moral imperative to end the nightmare in which some 1,250 refugees, including 38 children, have been confined by our government to Manus and Nauru for over 5 years without hope or prospect of resettlement. These […]

Walking Together: Remembering William Cooper

80 years on from William Cooper’s protest against Kristallnacht we honour his memory and continue his legacy in standing up against injustice. Never again. As members of the Victorian Jewish community, we walk today together with our friends and allies in remembrance and appreciation of William Cooper and to reciprocate the march that he led on the […]
Young Nationals

AJDS Statement: Neo-Nazi infiltration, stacking of Young Nationals the result of years of reactionary policy

The Australian Jewish Democratic Society is outraged by revelations from the coalition of researchers at the White Rose Society and the ABC Background Briefing program that neo-Nazis and members of the alt-right are stacking the NSW Young Nationals.Indeed, as the White Rose Society has shown, these relationships go far deeper than the ABC have reported.This […]

Screening: After the Apology

AFTER THE APOLOGY fundraiser screening Come and see After the Apology, screening one night only, to support the campaign to stop the alarming rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids being removed from their families. 10 years on from former-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s apology to Stolen Generations the numbers of Aboriginal kids in out of […]

Where will hope come from? :: Bassam Dally

Bassam Dally is a Palestinian-Israeli-Australian academic, advocate and commentator. He is an executive member of AFOPA and Vice President of APAN.   “We should establish a new organisation called Palestine-Israel Liberation Organisation” said Obada in a conference on Palestine, late last year in Adelaide. He explained that Jews and Israel need liberation as well, to the […]

A more sensible two-state vision for Israel and Palestine :: Dr Said Zeedani

Dr Said Zeedani is an associate professor of philosophy at Al-Quds University.  This article is published in +972.As any political solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict seems to have been pushed beyond the horizon by Israeli government policies designed to perpetuate the status quo, interesting new ideas are emerging. Here is one that is gaining unusual cross […]