BDS: Yes, No, Maybe, but what is it? – Larry Stillman

BDS: Yes, No, Maybe, but what is it? – Larry Stillman

By AJDS Executive Committee Member Larry Stillman For reasons of space this is a summary of a much longer analysis which is appended here. The Jewish Community Council’s condemnation of the AJDS for alleged sins and crimes brings forth the big question—so just what is...
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...
Letter to Julia Gillard – Raoul Wallenberg

Letter to Julia Gillard – Raoul Wallenberg

The Hon Julia Gillard MP Prime Minister CC: The Hon Brendan O’Connor MP, Attorney General Mark Dreyfus Dear Prime Minister, The Australian Jewish Democratic Society (AJDS) commends the Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, and Governor-General...
AJDS statement on the JCCV's threatened disaffiliation

AJDS statement on the JCCV's threatened disaffiliation

In March – timed to coincide with Pesach – AJDS launched a new campaign – Don’t Buy Settlement Products. This campaign consists of a website and facebook page. The website provides information about why settlements located in the West Bank and Golan Heights are...