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Syria chemical weapons deal in difficulties

Syria chemical weapons deal in difficulties Categories: Syria, Updates    

This Update is focussed on growing signs the Russia-brokered deal signed between Syria and the West last September may be faltering - after the Geneva conference on Syria last week failed to achieve any substantive progress. It also includes other material on the Syrian foreign policy pr

AIJAC mourns the passing of Prof. Barry Rubin

AIJAC mourns the passing of Prof. Barry Rubin Categories: Media Releases    

AIJAC mourns the untimely passing of Prof. Barry Rubin, who we were proud to have worked with many times over the years. Barry was a friend to our organisation, both on the professional and personal level. As one of AIJAC's most popular visiting speakers and contributors to the Australia/Israel Rev

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Ehud Yaari to speak in Melbourne and Sydney

Ehud Yaari to speak in Melbourne and Sydney Categories: Events, Updates    

AIJAC is proud to present upcoming speaking appearances in Melbourne and Sydney by Israel's most authoritative and influential foreign affairs analyst, Ehud Yaari. Yaari is a veteran Middle East commentator for Israel's Channel 2 news, has written eight books on the Israeli-Arab conflict and has wo

'Moderation' screen hides reality of Iran

'Moderation' screen hides reality of Iran Categories: Iran, Op-eds     Author: Or Avi-Guy

TO the naive observer, it might seem Iran's relations with the international community are on the right track; under the leadership of an apparently more moderate president, Hassan Rouhani. An interim action plan regarding Iran's nuclear program was reached and further negotiations are taking place

Iran and the State of the Union

Iran and the State of the Union Categories: Iran, Syria, United States, Updates    

Today’s Update looks at some initial reactions to US President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, which he delivered before Congress earlier today. (The full text of the President’s remarks can be found here.) Of particular interest to our readers would be two

Biblio File: Hezbollah’s global reach

Biblio File: Hezbollah’s global reach Categories: Lebanon, Terrorism     Author: Paul Monk

One is left with the impression, by the close of Levitt's book, that the counter-terrorism struggle against Hezbollah is being won. He writes, "All told, more than twenty terror attacks by Hezbollah or Qods Force operatives were thwarted over the fifteen month period between May 2011 and July 2012;

The Last Word: The Palestinian Haters

The Last Word: The Palestinian Haters Categories: Israel     Author: Jeremy Jones

Jerusalem is a very special city. Of great religious importance, it is often falsely represented as simply a fulcrum of conflict rather than as an inspirational source of compassion, wisdom and understanding. It figures in the historic memory of a number of civilisations and cultures, but the episo

Cinefile: Heroic protesters created tragedy for Egypt

Cinefile: Heroic protesters created tragedy for Egypt Categories: Egypt     Author: Eric Trager

In the opening montage of "The Square", Jehane Noujaim's Oscar-shortlisted documentary film about Egypt's Tahrir Square revolutionaries, we meet Ahmed, a twenty-something activist who explains the motivations for the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak. "Egypt was living without dignity," he sa

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Recasting the Sinai Triangle

Recasting the Sinai Triangle Categories: Egypt, Islamic Extremism, Israel, Terrorism     Author: Ehud Yaari

Over the past year, Israel and Egypt have used a little-known, legally permissible understanding - the Agreed Activities Mechanism - to bypass restrictions on the number and type of Egyptian forces permitted in much of the Sinai. As a result, considerable Egyptian army forces are now constantly depl

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