Australian Jewish organisations warn against annexation by Israel

Australian Jewish organisations warn against annexation by Israel.  16 June We strongly support the stand taken by Jewish youth organisations against annexation by the Israeli government.The great majority of international law experts, and most member states of the United Nations, regard annexation of, or “extension of sovereignty” over, the Jordan Valley and/or other parts of […]

Antisemitism and criticism of Israel

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, to really engage and critically talk through what antisemitism is, as well as the ways antisemitism has been used […]

radical online seder

Tilt your webcams to the left and leave a Zoom link out for Eliyahu Hanavi: Here, Queer, and Jewish Australia, Sydney Left Jews, Australian Jewish Democratic Society (AJDS), Fully Automated Luxury Kosher Space Kibbutz and Jews against fascism are hosting a digital Seder! In these dark times of plague, illuminate your face with the cerulean […]

Statement against India’s growing religious intolerance

Statement with respect to the Delhi riots and violence against peaceful protestorsThe Australian Jewish Democratic Society is shocked by  the orchestrated communal riots in Delhi in the last week of February 2020, that has left more than forty people dead. We extend our solidarity and condolences to the families of those killed and affected.Even as […]

Purim Party

Follow the facebook event for details on artists and performances Still here. Still resisting. Come Party!!! Hosted by AJDS, Jews Against Fascism, Here Queer and Jewish and fully automated luxury kosher space kibbutz , we’re bringing together a range of our communities, and Jewish performers for one big party! Come build community, celebrate, and help us […]

Gaza freedom flotilla

Ship to Gaza info night Since 2008 activists around the world have been sailing to Gaza to break through the Israeli siege and pressure governments to take action. Under a global coalition- Freedom Flotilla Coalition- this year another boat will embark on this journey. On the panel: Samah Sabawi is a Gazan Palestinian living in […]

Trump’s so-called peace plan

A smokescreen for Israel’s territorial annexation ambitions The Plan unveiled by President Trump on the 28 January 2020 is anything but what it purports to be. It gives Israel just about everything that Netanyahu and his most extreme supporters want, whilst giving the Palestinians virtually nothing. In effect the Plan assents to unilateral Israeli annexation […]

A Jewish call for serious climate action

Beyond politics – a Jewish call for serious climate actionTogether with many other Australians, Jewish people are responding to a dreadful national disaster by contributing money and support to people who have lost loved family members, homes and other property and to volunteers fighting fires or rescuing injured wildlife. (1)This is what Australians do at […]

My Jewish father found sanctuary in that town

Letter published in The AgeJan 16th, 2020.Dennis Martin It was with a heavy heart that I read the article in Tuesday’s Age about a couple in the Mallee town of Beulah flying a swastika flag over their recently purchased home. One of the home owners is reported to have defended her right to fly the […]

JNF study tour

On Dec 24th, 2019,  AJDS sent the following letter to schools participating in the JNF Australia educators study tour to Israel.Details of the tour and participating institutions can be found here.  To whom it may concern, We were recently informed that teachers from your institution have been invited to participate in a trip to Israel for […]