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Deconstruction Zone: Did the "colonial powers" create Israel? Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Jonathan Adelman & Asaf Romirowsky

As the years between 1897 to 1948 have long faded into distant memory, a popular myth that Israel was created by global and colonial powers against the will of the region has gained traction in certain quarters. Yet history shows that Israel was created overwhelmingly against the will of these majo

The Money and the Message

The Money and the Message Categories: America, Israel     Author: David Makovsky

On September 14, the United States and Israel signed a ten-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under which Washington will provide US$38 billion in military assistance over the fiscal years 2019-2028... enabling Israeli military planners to make even longer-term acquisitions and bolster their tec

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The Cyber-War Era

The Cyber-War Era Categories: Australasia, International Security, Iran, Israel     Author: AIJAC Staff

Last month's Melbourne International Film Festival featured Alex Gibney's documentary Zero Days, taking viewers deep into the world of cyber warfare through the story of Stuxnet - the infamous cyber weapon that was unleashed on the centrifuges at Iran's secret nuclear facility in late 2008. Reported

Scribblings: Article 49(6) and the Settlements

Scribblings: Article 49(6) and the Settlements Categories: Anti-Zionism, Israel, Palestinians     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

Those who argue that any Jewish settlement in the West Bank is illegal have what seems a rather counter-intuitive interpretation - that is, the Occupying Power must not allow, must somehow stop, any of its citizens from residing in the occupied land, even if they want to, even if they own property t

Fatah uses controversial Australian cartoon by Glen Le Lievre to promote antisemitic conspiracy theories

Fatah uses controversial Australian cartoon by Glen Le Lievre to promote antisemitic conspiracy theories Categories: Anti-Zionism, Antisemitism, Australasia, Israel, Palestinians, Updates     Author: Glen Falkenstein

Fatah's "Mobilization and Organization Commission" has re-publicised a controversial Australian cartoon drawn by Glen Le Lievre which originally appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald. Fatah's implication is that Jews are in control of acts of terrorism and violence around the world. The infamous car

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Editorial: A Meeting of Minds

Editorial: A Meeting of Minds Categories: Australasia, Israel, Palestinians     Author: Colin Rubenstein

During her recent visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority at the beginning of September, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop once again put her wisdom and diplomatic skill on display in navigating the diplomatic minefields of the simmering conflict, while at the same time deftly strengthening Austra

Behind the News - September 2016

Behind the News - September 2016 Categories: Iran, Israel, Palestinians, Russia, Terrorism    

In the wake of the charges laid on August 4 by Israel against Muhammad el-Halabi, the head of the charity World Vision in Gaza, for allegedly diverting large amounts of aid to Hamas, Israel announced on August 9 that it had also arrested and charged a UN Development Program (UNDP) contractor, Waheed

AIR New Zealand: Controversy on Kiwi campuses

AIR New Zealand: Controversy on Kiwi campuses Categories: Antisemitism, Australasia, Israel     Author: Miriam Bell

Last year a number of incidents occurred at several New Zealand universities which give cause for concern. One of these was an attempt - which failed - to block the visit, organised by the New Zealand branch of the Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS NZ), of two former IDF soldiers to Victor

Settlement hype, not 'activity', reaches new high

Settlement hype, not 'activity', reaches new high Categories: Israel, Palestinians, Updates     Author: Ahron Shapiro

The significance of the issue of construction within Israeli settlements in the West Bank has long been overemphasised and exaggerated in international diplomacy, but White House and State Department criticism of Israel last week over construction in its West Bank settlements may just have set a new

Asia Watch: Own goal

Asia Watch: Own goal Categories: Asia, Israel     Author: Michael Shannon

Malaysians avidly follow football... The ultimate dream is to host the FIFA World Cup. To make this outside possibility a little more likely, in 2013 Malaysia offered and was accepted to host the 2017 FIFA Congress that will determine the host nation of the 2026 World Cup. As so often happens, poli

Explosion rocks Israeli satellite industry

Explosion rocks Israeli satellite industry Categories: China, Events, Israel, Updates     Author: Rachel Kaye

Israel's satellite industry is in crisis after a SpaceX rocket carrying an advanced Israeli communications satellite exploded on the launchpad at Cape Canaveral, Florida last Thursday 1 September. The accident and the subsequent loss of the Israeli-built satellite has been described as a "crushing b

Rabin's Transport Revolution comes of age

Rabin's Transport Revolution comes of age Categories: Israel     Author: Amotz Asa-El

Having first climbed up from Jaffa in 1892, the original railroad to Jerusalem runs south of the highway to Tel Aviv. A scenic feat of engineering, it respects the topography of the Judean Mountains, entering them from Beit Shemesh, the biblical Philistines' westernmost outpost, before climbing pati

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Media Week - It's not all right; Church and Hate

Media Week - It's not all right; Church and Hate Categories: Anti-Zionism, Antisemitism, Australasia, Islamic Extremism, Israel, Media/ Academia, Middle East, Palestinians, Terrorism     Author: Allon Lee

On August 29, the Age, Canberra Times and Sydney Morning Herald websites ran a Washington Post report about the controversial Palestinian village of Susiya in Area C of the West Bank - that is the area under full Israeli control, with relatively few Palestinian residents. The Israeli courts have or

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