The so-called Malaysia asylum solution

Robin Rothfield, an AJDS member is featured in this article about the ‘solution’ and how it goes against ALP policy. The opinions expressed are of course his own. New Matilda also features a critique of what is going on.

AJDS Statement on the Israeli anti-boycott legislation.

The Israeli Knesset’s new law targetting those who advocate boycotts is of deep concern, as it undermines the principle of free, non-violent speech in a democracy. Merely unpopular opinions ought not be illegal. We stand with other critical friends, both inside...

AJDS Statement on the Israeli anti-boycott legislation.

The Israeli Knesset’s new law targetting those who advocate boycotts is of deep concern, as it undermines the principle of free, non-violent speech in a democracy. Merely unpopular opinions ought not be illegal. We stand with other critical friends, both inside...

Can pensioners threaten Israeli state security?

[Update 14 July: both have been released after a court hearing, the only two out of hundreds of activists. Info.] It is not too hard to be cynical about the detention of two Australia women ‘of a certain Age’ at Ben Gurion airport by the Israeli...

June 2011 AJDS Newsletter is now out.

The June 2011 Newsletter is out now (see the last link below)! It includes reports on Naomi Chazan’s visit, the ins and outs of BDS, including at statement to the June 2011 Plenum of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria, a report on Labor Refugee Policy, the...

Gareth Evans : Second Renate Kamener Oration

Gareth Evans (Chancellor of the ANU, Former Head of the International Crisis Group, Former Foreign Minister): “The Role of the International Community in Preventing Genocide and other Mass Atrocity Crimes” The text of the speech is now available. This...