The attack by the “Lobby” on the SBS network for showing ‘The Promise’.

An opinion by Larry Stillman of the AJDS Executive has been published on the ABC website. Another freedom of expression issue has raised its head in the Jewish community in Australia. This time, it involves a series which recently appeared on SBS and is now being sold as a DVD....for the rest, go to The Drum [and I will add that I have dealt with "the Lobby" and its censoriousness on various occasions such as this one]

AJDS Annual Dinner – 11th December 2011

Invitation to AJDS Annual Dinner - 11th December 2011 We are pleased to invite you to our Annual Dinner at Almazett Lebanese restaurant at 208 Balaclava Road North Caulfield 7pm on the 11th of December 2011. The Annual Dinner is a fantastic chance for all members and supporters to catch up and talk about issues relevant to progressive Jews in an informal setting. We’re very much looking forward to seeing everyone there.

Gareth Evans : Second Renate Kamener Oration

Gareth Evans (Chancellor of the ANU, Former Head of the International Crisis Group, Former Foreign Minister): "The Role of the International Community in Preventing Genocide and other Mass Atrocity Crimes" The text of the speech is now available. This speech was delivered to a large audience on Sunday 31st July at the Leo Baeck Centre. Proceeds funded the Renate Kamener Scholarship for Indigenous students at the University of Melbourne. Renate was a beloved member of the AJDS.

March on World Refugee Day, June 19

The Refugee Advocacy Network is calling on all groups and individuals who support refugee rights to come together and send a clear message to the government: it’s time to end mandatory detention. The crisis in Australia’s detention system has reached a critical point. There are now almost 7,000 people locked in detention centres across the country. Increasing number have been incarcerated for long periods of time – months or even years. Asylum seekers and refugees in the camps are increasingly despairing and desperate.

Should the Left support the BDS campaign against Israel? Two leftists in hot debate.

Two activists line up to debate the merits of BDS: KIM BULLIMORE who has worked on the ground in Palestine with the Women’s International Peace Service since 2004 will be putting the case for the Global BDS. Israeli-born SOL SALBE, a campaigner for Palestinian human rights in this country for 42 years and a well-known member of AJDS will be putting case for a more selective, pinpointed approach.

The Renate Kamener Oration: Peter Singer

The Renate Kamener Oration: Peter Singer (Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University) “Living Ethically in a Divided World” 7.15 for 7.30pm, Sunday 11th July 2010 Leo Baeck Centre, 33 Harp Rd East Kew. $15 admission. Proceeds will go to the establishment of a scholarship for Indigenous students at the University of Melbourne. Additional donations welcomed.

Desconstructing the debate over antisemitism

The Hermeneutics of Antisemitism by Keith Kahn Harris

in the UK Jounal New Jewish Thought is well worth a read.


The title may sound obscure, but the analysis of the way that the debate over anitsemitism is played out is not.