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Laila El-Haddad in Melbourne

Last week Palestinian writer, cook and activist Laila El-Haddad appeared in Melbourne, hosted on her Australian tour by […]

Yael Winikoff talks about Laila El-Haddad's Australian visit, and the AJDS

AJDS Community Organiser, Yael Winikoff, was recently interviewed by Veronica Matheson on J-Air about Laila El-Haddad’s imminent […]

Gen17: Monash university's survey of the Jewish population of Australia and New Zealand

I just completed the Gen17 survey, which follows Gen08, Monash University’s first iteration of this survey […]


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Workshop with Liam Getreu on 2 state solution and related issues (Organised by Robin Rothfield)
April 30, 2017 3:00 pm

Robin Rothfield has organised another workshop for AJDS members and friends, with Liam Getreu, CEO of […]

Laila El-Haddad talks about Gaza – politics, family and food, at the Side Door Social Justice Hub (organised by the AJDS)
April 15, 2017 7:00 pm

Laila El-Haddad is an award winning Palestinian writer, social activist, and public speaker, who frequently lectures […]

Palm Sunday Rally 2017 (co-organised in part by the AJDS and Jews for Refugees)
April 9, 2017 2:00 pm

Visiting the event page. This is the organisers’ description of the rally: The 2017 Melbourne Walk […]