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On ABC Radio, AIJAC's Jamie Hyams explains recent foreign policy announcements by President Trump affecting Israeli-Palestinian issues

On ABC Radio, AIJAC's Jamie Hyams explains recent foreign policy announcements by President Trump affecting Israeli-Palestinian issues Categories: Israel, Palestinians, United States    

Listen to AIJAC senior policy analyst Jamie Hyams on ABC Radio "PM" today (Jan.3)  explaining the background to recent annoucements by US President Donald Trump on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital and a threat to cut aid to the Palestinian Au

Behind the News - January 2018

Behind the News - January 2018 Categories: Iran, Israel, Palestinians, Syria    

An alleged Israeli strike on an Iranian base near the Syrian city of al-Qiswa on Dec. 1 resulted in the deaths of 12 Iranian personnel, according to Arabic media. A second strike on Dec. 4 targeted a military research facility in the Jamraya area known to be producing weapons for the Assad regime.

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Deconstruction Zone: Living amidst "Days of Rage"

Deconstruction Zone: Living amidst "Days of Rage" Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Yarden Frankl

The New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief... went out looking for tension and hatred and despair. I have no doubt that he found it and that the people he selected to interview really believe that the city is on the brink. Yet his description is not what I find every day. I find a city where a remar

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

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

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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

Is Palestinian reconciliation serious this time?

Is Palestinian reconciliation serious this time? Categories: Palestinians     Author: Michael Herzog

On 1 November, the Hamas movement began the process of handing over the three Gaza border crossings to the Palestinian Authority (PA), as part of the September reconciliation agreement signed between them under Egyptian auspices. This agreement looks far more serious than the numerous ones that have

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