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Updates

The comeback of Palestinian cuisine: a brief account

Since we are proudly hosting acclaimed Gazan chef, Laila el-Haddad, for her Australian tour in April […]

The UN resolution on Israel's settlements - a letter by Robin Rothfield

  An edited version of this letter by Robin Rothfield has been published in The Australian, […]

Statement about recent attack on Melbourne Islamic centre

We are saddened by the recent arson attack against the Imam Ali Islamic Centre in Fawkner […]

Projects

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  • What’s Behind the JNF?
  • Don’t Buy Settlement Products
  • Oral History Project
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Events

Crash Trump’s Inauguration: Australia Wide Protest (Organised by Australia says: NO to TRUMP)
January 21, 2017 12:00 pm

The following event is organised by Australia Says: No to Trump. Taken from the Facebook event […]

AJDS Reading Group – Identity Politics and Cultural Appropriation
January 29, 2017 6:30 pm

Visit the AJDS Reading Group and Potluck page to read the texts and find out more. […]

Screening of “The Settlers” (Organised by the New Israel Fund)
January 30, 2017 6:30 pm

Taken from the Facebook event page, organised by the New Israel Fund (Australia): The first film […]