Legitimate lobbying or foreign agents? :: Dr. Larry Stillman

Activity in the Chinese and Jewish communities (or to be more exact, by certain well-resourced lobby groups) appears to be reaching a tipping point with respect to political influence in this country.  Chinese food has a peculiar attraction to Jews, and has probably been so for a century or more now, ever since Jews and Chinese […]

AJDS statement on neo-Nazi terror attack in Christchurch

The Australian Jewish Democratic Society responds with horror to the neo-Nazi terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch New Zealand. We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the families of the victims and the New Zealand community.  We are even more disturbed to learn that an Australian was the key protagonist in the […]

Listen: Jewish community forum on BDS – hosted by AJDS

 Our Jewish community forum event discussing BDS in March 2019 brought together accomplished activists and writers to discuss the topic of BDS in the Jewish community. Jews, Israelis and Palestinians come together to answer some of the difficult questions onBDS, and broaden the conversation on Israel/Palestine. It saw close to 100 attendees and vibrant discussion that moved well […]

The Jewish Fear and the Palestinian Struggle :: Samah Sabawi

by Samah SabawiAustralian singer/song writer Deborah Conway in a recent interview was asked why her support for Zionism increased. ‘I hate bullies and I feel the world is bullying Israel’ she replied adding that the Palestinian-led BDS (Boycotts Divestments and Sanctions) movement to end Israel’s occupation and ongoing human rights violations is ‘horrendous antisemitism.’ For years, I […]

Just Voices Magazine: Environmentalism

editorial This issue of Just Voices is dedicated to Environmental issues.  In 2015 AJDS released our environment policy.  It states: “The Australian Jewish Democratic Society places itself amongst progressive voices globally, striving for peace and social justice for all of humanity. Today, the progressive vision has inevitably become entwined with environmentalism. A holistic progressive vision […]