Antisemitism and criticism of Israel

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June 22nd,  7:00-9:00PM

For 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, to really engage and critically talk through what antisemitism is, as well as the ways antisemitism has been used as a tool to silence Palestinians and calls for Palestinian justice.

Join the launch of our joint statement, the accumulation of this work, and webinar with 4 incredible quest speakers.  





Dr Jordy Silverstein- historian and writer, and member of the committee of the Australian Jewish Democratic Society (AJDS). Her research focuses on Australian refugee policy and Jewish history & Holocaust memory. Jordy’s PhD research is published in the book Anxious Histories.

Mr Nasser Mashni – son of a Palestinian refugee. He is a co-founder of Australians For Palestine, a founding board member of Olive Kids, and CEO of a financial services company. With his father’s legacy in mind, Nasser is determined to continue the struggle for justice and a free Palestine.

Ms Vivienne Porzsolt -Deputy Convenor of BDS Australia and Spokesperson for Jews against the Occupation. She has been active for a just peace in Palestine/Israel for over 30 years and has participated in many international actions for Palestine including the Gaza Freedom Flotilla in 2011

Mr Maher Mughrabi – Features Editor at The Age and from 2014 to 2017, was Foreign Editor of The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. He has worked in newspapers for 25 years, including stints at The Independent, The Scotsman, The Daily Mail and the Khaleej Times.