Same Experience, Different Response – Dennis Martin

Same Experience, Different Response – Dennis Martin

By AJDS Executive Committee Member – Dennis Martin At a recent plenum meeting of the JCCV the policy of the AJDS calling for a boycott of goods manufactured in the West Bank was strongly condemned by a large majority of the attending delegates. This response did...
Cannot Remain Silent – Jemima Light

Cannot Remain Silent – Jemima Light

By AJDS Executive Committee Member – Jemima Light Recently, the Australian Jewish Democratic Society (AJDS) was condemned by the JCCV in a motion moved by the State Zionist Council of Victoria. The motion ‘deplores and condemns the [Don’t Buy from the Settlements...
AJDS Statement on the Coalition, BDS and Academic Freedom

AJDS Statement on the Coalition, BDS and Academic Freedom

By AJDS Executive The proposal by the Coalition as reported in the media to block funding to individual academics and institutions who support or propose Boycott Divestment or Sanctions (BDS) is a draconian attack on academic freedom and independence. Debates within...
DONATE NOW – AJDS Grassroots Jerusalem Fundraising project

DONATE NOW – AJDS Grassroots Jerusalem Fundraising project

  Last year the Australian Jewish Democratic Society (AJDS) hosted Micha Kurz the co-founder of Grassroots Jerusalem on a national speaking tour. This year we are asking for your support to keep alive and strengthen the Grassroots Jerusalem project. What is...
The AJDS and Pluralism

The AJDS and Pluralism

This letter was written by Harold Zwier, a former member of the AJDS executive, and published in the Australian Jewish News on May 16. It does not necessarily represent the views of the executive. Alan Freedman’s argument (AJN letter 10/5/2013) in favour of...