No, the Greens did not cave in to extremists

Despite what Christian Kerr wrote on June 5th, the Richard Di Natale’s position on the recognition of Israel as a Jewish state is consistent with that held by the ALP and the Liberal Party, as well as with the range of like-minded political parties in Israel...

No, the Greens did not cave in to extremists

Despite what Christian Kerr wrote on June 5th, the Richard Di Natale’s position on the recognition of Israel as a Jewish state is consistent with that held by the ALP and the Liberal Party, as well as with the range of like-minded political parties in Israel...

Rohingya Asylum Seekers

The AJDS is outraged at the failure to respond to the Rohingya asylum seekers, and Australia’s dismal track record with asylum seekers, refugees and human rights violations. Why are Australians silent on Rohingya deaths at sea? See here for the Refugee Council...

Refugee crisis brings back bad memories for Jews

The following, powerful letter was published in The Australian, 19/5/2015. Thank you to the undersigned authors for decrying the abhorrent treatment of refugees, stranded at sea and in dire need of our help.  * * * As Jews, the sight of desperate refugees on a ship,...

Israeli voices of dissent

7th May 2015   These Israeli activists recently caught the attention of two of our readers. The first appear in the following clip from “The Israel Lobby: Is It Good for the US? Is It Good for Israel?”, held at the National Press Club in Washington...

Israeli voices of dissent

7th May 2015   These Israeli activists recently caught the attention of two of our readers. The first appear in the following clip from “The Israel Lobby: Is It Good for the US? Is It Good for Israel?”, held at the National Press Club in Washington...

AJDS Statement of Purposes, 1989

Recently our executive member Danya Jacobs has located the original document outlining the Australian Jewish Democratic Society’s Statement of Purposes, dated August 30, 1989, and signed by Philip Mendes. To a great extent, the wording originally adopted by the...

Halal certification and Islamophobia

In recent weeks the Australian Jewish Democratic Society has received a few worrying emails. The emails appeal to support a campaign to end Halal certification based on unfounded and incorrect claims that Australians’ tax money goes towards the payment of Halal...

We are friends of Friends of the Earth

On April 13, 2015, members of the AJDS sent the following letter to the Australian House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment.     Dear Secretary, We refer to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment established...