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The Paris peace conference

The Paris peace conference Categories: Europe, Israel, Palestinians, Updates    

This Update looks at the outcome of the French-organised conference on Israeli-Palestinian peace that took placed in Paris on Sunday. The dozens of states participating in the conference issued a declaration urging the parties resume negotiations, but making a number of other points, which you can r

The Aftermath of UNSC Resolution 2334

The Aftermath of UNSC Resolution 2334 Categories: Israel, United Nations, Updates    

This Update deals with the implications and aftermath of UN Security Council Resolution (UNSC) 2334 (the text of the resolution is here) , which passed 14-0 with the US abstaining, on Dec. 23. The controversial resolution condemns Israel over settlements, and has a number of other provisions likely

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Trump's controversial ambassadorial pick

Trump's controversial ambassadorial pick Categories: America, Israel, Updates    

Today’s Update looks at US President-elect Donald Trump’s announcement that David Friedman is his pick for the next US Ambassador to Israel. Friedman has worked for Trump as a legal adviser for many years and holds a range of positions on Israel that are markedly different to the outgoin

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Senators in glass houses

Senators in glass houses Categories: Antisemitism, Australasia, Far Right, Updates     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

When an attempt by a member of the Jewish community to book a council venue for an event featuring One Nation Senators Pauline Hanson and Malcolm Roberts was rebuffed by the Council for operational reasons, Senator Roberts accused the Council of antisemitism, of all things, in a post on his Facebook

Bushfires, arson, and Arab schadenfreude

Bushfires, arson, and Arab schadenfreude Categories: Palestinians, Terrorism, Updates     Author: Ahron Shapiro

Israel is reeling this week from a growing number of bushfires or wildfires consuming thousands of acres of vegetation, burning houses and causing the evacuation of 75,000 residents of Haifa - Israel's third largest city. It is believed that the initial fires were accidentally set, but as the crisis

Video: Bangkok Track II conference – "Islamist Movements and Middle East Turmoil: Implications for Southeast Asia

Video: Bangkok Track II conference – "Islamist Movements and Middle East Turmoil: Implications for Southeast Asia Categories: Asia, Islamic Extremism, Middle East, Multimedia, Terrorism, Updates    

Veteran Israel commentator Ehud Yaari delivered a very perceptive overview of the Middle East at a public session hosted by the Institute of Security and International Studies (ISIS) in Bangkok: "Islamist Movements and Middle East Turmoil: Lessons from and Implications for Southeast Asia". It is hig

President-elect Trump's Israel policy

President-elect Trump's Israel policy Categories: America, Israel, Palestinians, Updates     Author: AIJAC Staff

Following yesterday's US election, which saw Donald J. Trump defeat Hillary R. Clinton to become president-elect, it would be apropos to review Trump's stated Israel policy, as released by Jason Dov Greenblatt and David Friedman, Co-Chairmen of Trump's Israel Advisory Committee on November 2.

AIJAC statement on the announcement of a federal parliamentary inquiry into 18c

AIJAC statement on the announcement of a federal parliamentary inquiry into 18c Categories: Antisemitism, Australasia, Media Releases, Media/ Academia, Updates     Author: Colin Rubenstein

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) today commented on the announcement by Attorney-General The Hon George Brandis QC of a parliamentary inquiry into freedom of speech, including sections 18C and 18D of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and how the Australian Human Right

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