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Editorial: The next US president Categories: Israel, Middle East, United States     Author: Colin Rubenstein

As US Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump move into the final days of their campaigns, there is only one certainty: after eight years, the Barack Obama era will soon come to an end. The president to be inaugurated on January 20 will face a very challenging foreign policy landsc

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Behind the News - October 2016

Behind the News - October 2016 Categories: Iran, Israel, Palestinians, Russia, Syria    

The explosion of a SpaceX rocket in Florida destroyed an advanced communications satellite developed in Israel, throwing the Israeli satellite industry into crisis. Worth between US $200-300 million, the Amos-6 satellite was the most sophisticated built in Israel's history and had been leased by Fa

Saturday Fight Fever

Saturday Fight Fever Categories: Israel     Author: Amotz Asa-El

The Sabbath day, a hallmark of the Jewish state and one of Judaism's most celebrated contributions to civilisation, is stirring Israeli politics again. Compelled to insert a pair of 60-metre-long steel structures into Tel Aviv's busiest train station as part of the preparations to electrify the new

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: Israel, United States     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

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

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