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US cuts funds to the Palestinian Authority over its "pay to slay": Should Australia follow suit?

US cuts funds to the Palestinian Authority over its "pay to slay": Should Australia follow suit? Categories: Israel, Palestinians, Terrorism, United States, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

The US Congress officially passed the Taylor Force Act on March 23, which requires that the US halt its funding to the Palestinian Authority (PA) if the latter refuses to end its "martyr" compensation scheme, which provides lifetime monthly stipends to convicted terrorists relative to their sentence

The Tillerson sacking and US policy toward Iran

The Tillerson sacking and US policy toward Iran Categories: Iran, United States, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

US President Donald Trump has fired his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, indicating that his decision was partly based on disagreements with Tillerson over the future of the Iran nuclear deal. Trump is nominating CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace Tillerson. Pompeo is known to share Trump's criti

The Dangerous US-Russia game in Syria

The Dangerous US-Russia game in Syria Categories: Russia, Syria, United States     Author: Noah Rothman

The US-Russian relationship in Syria has been a frosty one with its share of risks. Russia's direct intervention in the Syrian civil war began with strikes on anti-Assad militias covertly supported by the West and on the CIA-provided weapons depots that supplied them. Those strikes exposed to the wo

Teheran's Weak Hand

Teheran's Weak Hand Categories: International Security, Iran, United States     Author: Jason Brodsky

With US President Trump's decision to lay down a red line on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and slap more onerous non-nuclear sanctions on Iran, its clerical establishment has vowed a "severe response." But while Teheran's rhetoric has been threatening, its riposte is likely to be re

UNESCO's Culture of Denial

UNESCO's Culture of Denial Categories: Israel, United Nations, United States     Author: Sean Durns

In October, the US State Department notified the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) that America would be withdrawing from the UN body. The US cited the need for fundamental reform, mounting arrears and "continuing anti-Israel bias" at t

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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

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