AIJAC/Rambam Programs/2010

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Membership• Miranda Devine
• Amanda Wilson
• Angelos Frangopoulos
• Jason Morrison
• John Della Bosca
• Joel Fitzgibbon
• Belinda Neal
• Stuart Robert
• Gary Humphries
• Alex Hawke
• Mathias Corman
• Stephen Parry
• Dan Tehan
• Daniel Flitton
• Kevin Rudd
• Peter Khalil
• Kim Carr
• Stephen Conroy
• Bill Shorten
• Richard Marles
• Mike Kelly
• Michael Danby
• Anthony Byrne
• Bernie Ripoli
• Mark Bishop
• Julie Bishop
• Christopher Pyne
• Andrew Robb
• George Brandis
• Kevin Andrews
• Brett Mason
• Mitch Fifield
• Steve Ciobo
• Guy Barnett
• Kelly O'Dwyer
• Scott Ryan
• Chris Uhlmann
• Greg Sheridan
• Peter Van Onselen
• Steve Lewis
• Lenore Taylor
• Naomi Levin
• Tom Scotnicki
• Tony Walker
• Margaret Andrews
• John Byron
• Ron Cross
• David Dinte
• Eitan Dror
• Mary Easson
• Andrea Faulkner
• Con Gallin
• Rohan Ganeson
• Shelley Kelly
• Peter Khalil
• Lydia Khalil
• Yong-Sup Kimm
• Douglas Kirsner
• Maha Krishnapillai
• Marion Lustig
• Amanda Mendes Da Costa
• Yair Miller
• Mark Paterson
• Emmanuel Santos
• Jessie Sheridan
• Kristy Somers
• Niv Tadmore
• Evan Thornley
• Carl Ungerer
• John Weiss
• Thom Woodroofe
• Nicola Wright
• Antonio Zeccola
• Xavier Williams
• Jesse Marshall
• Eloise Howse
• Jesse Overton-Skinner
• Duncan McDonald
• John Shipp
• Albert Dadon
• Debbie Dadon
A junket "fact-finding trip" to Israel for a large number of selected Australian journalists, politicians, political advisers, government officials, trade union officials, student leaders, and academics.

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) arranges a large number of junkets "fact-finding trips" to Israel for selected journalists, politicians, political advisers, government officials, trade union officials, student leaders, and academics through its Rambam Israel Fellowship Program[1][2] There are a number of associated programs doing very similar things, not all of them arranged by AIJAC, for example the Australia Israel Leadership Forum, the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies Journalists Mission, Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce and etc. For practical reasons, these programs are listed here under the heading Rambam Programs.


The participants are sent from several programs, including[3] the junket of the Australia Israel Leadership Forum.


NSW Jewish Board of Deputies Journalists Mission


Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council Rambam Fellowship Program (January)

Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council Rambam Fellowship Program (December)

  • Daniel Flitton, Senior Correspondent, Fairfax: "The Rambam program of sponsored trips to Israel... A separate trip is run for journalists, and in 2010 included this reporter." (Messages from the war zone, Daniel Flitton, SMH, 24/11/12)

Australia Israel Leadership Forum (December)

AILF: Albert Dadon & Debbie Dadon

Labor politicians

Liberal politicians



15 descendents of Aboriginal activist William Cooper (names unknown):

The remaining junketeers:


Student politicians:

  • Xavier Williams, Labor, NUS Gen. Sec.
  • Jesse Marshall, Labor
  • Eloise Howse, Labor
  • Jesse Overton-Skinner, Labor
  • Duncan McDonald, Liberal
  • John Shipp, Liberal


Known members

6 of the 80 of the members already have pages here:

Julie BishopAustralian former politician.
George BrandisGoing to great lengths to protect deep state as Attorney General
Stephen ConroyIntroduced internet censorship as Australian Minister of Communications. Later on the board of Australian Strategic Policy Institute and lobbyist for the gambling industry.
Richard MarlesAustralian deputy prime minister
Kevin RuddHad his big break after attending first meeting of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue in 1993. Later became Prime Minister.
Greg SheridanInfluential Australian journalist & editor with the Rupert Murdoch-owned The Australian, with possible ties to the Integrity Initiative.
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  2. Reich, Chanan (2004). "Inside AIJAC - An Australian Jewish Lobby Group". In Levey, Geoffrey; Mendes, Philip (eds.). Jews and Australian Politics. Brighton: Sussex Academic Press. pp. 198–214. ISBN 1-903900-72-7.