Israel's expropriation bill and the response from AIJAC and ECAJ

On the 6th of February, late in the evening, the Israeli Knesset passed a bill 60-52 termed the “Regularization Law” or ‘expropriation bill’. The bill retroactively legalises some 4,000 homes in 16 Israeli settlements in Area C of the West Bank that are on...

"Israel is moving to the Right but we don't have to follow"

By Yael Winikoff, Sivan Barak and Linda Briskman. In New Matilda, 20/7/16. The Jewish community in Melbourne is known for its unconditional support of Israel, but as Israel increasingly shifts to the far right, are we too going down that path? Israel’s shift to the...

"What I saw last Friday in Hebron"

By Peter Beinart. Published in Haaretz 19/7/16. Jawad Abu Aisha owns a cluttered yard in H2, the sector of Hebron that falls under direct Israeli control. He’d like to turn it into a cinema. Many local Palestinians — lacking recreational opportunities — would like to...

Message to members from Robin Rothfield

Dear fellow members of the AJDS: Let’s get back on track. I have been a member of AJDS for over 20 years. As I look back at our history, I am proud of what we have achieved. For example, in light of the Chilcot report, we can take pride in the statement of AJDS issued...