Robin Rothfield on Australia's policy towards refugees

Robin Rothfield was interviewed on 3AW on 27/10/14. “Staying in Indonesia is not living, it may be existing,” he told Tom Elliott. “If you can’t get a job, if you can’t send your children to school, if at any time you may be rounded up by police and beaten… That’s not...

What's Behind the Jewish National Fund?

The AJDS today (03/11/14) launched a campaign website titled ‘What’s behind the Jewish National Fund?’ criticising the Jewish National Fund for its role in taking land from Palestinians and Bedouins in Israel. The Jewish National Fund is a central...

Vale Steve Brook, our comrade

Steve Brook passed away on  Wednesday, 13 August  2014, less than fortnight after his 80th birthday.  Steve was one of the founding members of the Australian Jewish Democratic Society (AJDS) in 1984. He served for many years on its committee and then on its executive...

ECAJ, JCCV and Australian Government  Donation to UNRWA

By Larry Stillman The ECAJ and JCCV recently condemned AJDS for encouraging people to make donations to the UN’s emergency relief appeal for Palestinian refugees in Gaza. They said that “making donations to UNRWA is reckless, given UNRWA’s own...

Statement on Gaza, 22 July 2014

As Jews and Israelis living outside Israel the AJDS recognises its responsibility to speak out against the ongoing violence in Gaza.As the ground offensive continues, and increasing numbers of civilians are being killed, the AJDS condemns the ongoing violence in Gaza...