Queer Palestine and gendered violence in Australian detention centres: interview with Jordy Silverstein and Sa’ed Atshan on 3CR

On October 18, 2015, Sa’ed Atshan, member of Al-Qaws, a Palestinian LGBT advocacy group, and Jordy Silverstein, executive member of the AJDS, were interviewed on 3CR’s Queering the Air about the queer Palestinian struggle, pink washing in Israel/Palestine, and gendered violence in Australia’s detention centres for refugees and asylum seekers. Listen to the full program here.

Stop the killing, end the Occupation: a statement from the global Jewish network for justice

The following statement, of which the AJDS is signatory, was initiated by an international Jewish network of groups and individuals working for justice in Palestine. Together, we reclaim Jewish identity not as a nationalist identity but as one that celebrates our diverse roots, traditions & communities wherever we are around the world. We believe that it is […]

AJDS Statement on JNF Annual Dinner

On Thursday 15 October, the JNF Annual Dinner is being held, this year featuring two speakers: Nir Barkat, the Mayor of Jerusalem, via video link up, and Judy Feld Carr CM. While there is broad community support for the JNF within the Melbourne Jewish community, this kind of support is troubling. As Mayor of Jerusalem, […]