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Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“Well, I think it’s a constructive move by the Australian Government [to not describe the West Bank and Gaza Strip as occupied] because the focus is really on encouraging the parties to engage in meaningful substantive negotiations to achieve a two-state outcome and so reinforcing any sort of logic that you know, the settlements are absolutely illegal and the source of the major problem and gobbling up territory that makes a Palestinian state impossible really only reinforces Palestinian unwillingness to negotiate seriously and the general irredentist approach because that simply is not the case.”

Tanya Nolan, “Jewish Affairs Council Encouraged by Govt’s Decision to Abandon Reference to ‘Occupied Territory’,” The World Today, www.abc.net.au, June 6, 2014

Description:

“The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) is the premier public affairs organisation for the Australian Jewish community.”

“About AIJAC,” AIJAC website (accessed on Dec. 26, 2007)

Mission:

“Through research, commentary, analysis and advocacy, AIJAC represents the interests of the Australian Jewish community to government, politicians, media and other community groups and organisations. It has professionals dedicated to analysis and monitoring developments in the Middle East, Asia and Australia. AIJAC also continues its renowned visitor program, bringing international speakers to private and public events around Australia and New Zealand.”

“About AIJAC,” AIJAC website (accessed on Dec. 26, 2007)

Other:
Non-governmental organization