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Essay: The Missiles of November

Essay: The Missiles of November Categories: Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen     Author: Uzi Rubin

Since the 2011 outbreak of what some still call with macabre humour the "Arab Spring", a bloody civil war has raged in Yemen, a war that has cost the lives of 10,000 civilians to date. This civil war is perhaps the least reported of all the upheavals to have engulfed the Arab world in the past six y

Rome and Jerusalem

Rome and Jerusalem Categories: Interfaith Dialogue     Author: Jeremy Jones

"Rome and Jerusalem", for many readers, will evoke the groundbreaking work by Moses Hess published in 1862, which greatly influenced left-wing thinking on the re-establishment of a Jewish State in the land of Israel. In December 2017, these cities each hosted a significant event, both of which woul

Not worth getting killed over

Not worth getting killed over Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Ron Ben-Yishai

US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital did not whip up quite the furore in the Arab and Muslim street envisioned by Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah and head of Hamas' political bureau Ismail Haniyeh. The Arab street's reaction, in fact - as seen in a m

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Scribblings: Jerusalem exposes UN absurdities

Scribblings: Jerusalem exposes UN absurdities Categories: Israel, Palestinians, United Nations     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

On Dec. 8, the UN Security Council convened an "extraordinary debate" to discuss the US Trump Administration's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. This seems like an "extraordinary" thing to do. Why would the Security Council, whose primary role is overseeing the "maintenance of in

A break with US policy?

A break with US policy? Categories: Israel, United States     Author: Michael Totten

Enough with the pearl-clutching already. US President Donald Trump's statement on Dec. 6 that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel is more bipartisan than anything he has ever said and likely ever will say as president.

The Dark Side of Arabic media

The Dark Side of Arabic media Categories: Australasia, Media/ Academia, Syria     Author: Ran Porat

An examination of Arabic media in Australia over recent months has revealed that... antisemitic content and anti-Israel conspiracy theories are being actively promoted by various print and electronic media outlets operating in Arabic. Particularly concerning is material that has been broadcast on t

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The view from Jerusalem

The view from Jerusalem Categories: Israel, United States     Author: Gerald Steinberg

When US President Donald Trump issued his pronouncement on Jerusalem, traffic here came to a stop, stores were empty and we were all listening carefully. It's not because we needed the President of the United States to tell us where our capital city is located, but instead reflects the anticipation

Editorial: Acknowledging the Facts

Editorial: Acknowledging the Facts Categories: Israel, Palestinians, United States     Author: Colin Rubenstein

Imagine if no other country would accept Canberra as the capital of Australia. We have our parliament, all government ministries, the High Court there, but to placate a neighbour with more international support, and a habit of issuing violent threats, no country will acknowledge that Canberra is the

AIJAC guest Dr Matthew Levitt in the media

AIJAC guest Dr Matthew Levitt in the media Categories: Media/ Academia, Updates    

Dr Matthew Levitt, the Director of The Washington Institute's Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, recently completed a successful visit to Australia and New Zealand as a guest of AIJAC. In addition to briefing politicians, think tanks and law enforcement officials, Dr Levitt's busy

Australia's 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper

Australia's 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper Categories: Australasia, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

The 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper seeks to navigate Australia's great uncertainties and challenges in international relations - from China's rise to the perceived US retreat, regional interests, forces of protectionism and nationalism overseas, and the weakening of the international rules based or

Biblio File: Revisionism revisited

Biblio File: Revisionism revisited Categories: Europe, Israel     Author: Paul Monk

Heller's book on Jabotinsky and the Eastern European roots of Revisionist Zionism is a vital contribution. The miracle is that he has given us a wonderfully well researched, finely nuanced and deeply informative history, rather than an ideological polemic.

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Deconstruction Zone: Why Israel Saved A Syrian Village

Deconstruction Zone: Why Israel Saved A Syrian Village Categories: Israel, Syria     Author: Evelyn Gordon

For the third time in the last two years, Israel threatened military action to stop an attack by extremist Syrian rebels on the Syrian Druze village of Khader. It did so despite the fact that Syrian Druze have sided with the Assad regime in that war, meaning they're aligned with Israel's arch-enemie

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