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AIJAC response to the Canberra Declaration on Gaza

AIJAC response to the Canberra Declaration on Gaza Author: AIJAC Categories: Australasia, Documents, Israel, Media Releases, Middle East, Palestinians, Terrorism, United Nations    

71 current and five former members of Australian Federal and State parliaments, mostly Labor and Greens, but also Malcolm Fraser and some independents, have signed what they call the "Canberra Declaration on Gaza" (the Declaration), calling on "all Australian politicians to condemn the ongoing Israeli military bombardment and invasion of Gaza."

A link to the Declaration is here. The Declaration reflects a one-sided and misguided view of the current conflict in Gaza, and of the Israeli/Palestinian situation in general. This document explains why.

Assad's Email, Iran and the Palestinians

Assad's Email, Iran and the Palestinians Author: Ahron Shapiro Categories: Documents, Iran, Palestinians, Syria, Terrorism, Updates    

As has been widely reported in the Australian press today, on Wednesday the Guardian went public with a trove of messages that they had obtained which purportedly had been mined out of Syrian President Bashar Assad's personal email account.

What was less widely reported was that, as a key strategy, in the emails the Iranians told the Alawite Assad to shore up his image among the country's majority Sunni Muslim population by fashioning himself as an uncompromising opponent of concessions to Israel and as a defender of Jerusalem.

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Report on Antisemitism in Australia, November 2011 Author: Jeremy Jones Categories: Antisemitism, Australasia, Documents, Far Right, Immigration/ Multiculturalism, Islamic Extremism, Monographs/ Submissions, Reference    

It is a reality, if a regrettable one, that within the population of Australia there are individuals who are antisemitic. There are, also within our society, organisations which have as their primary purpose combating what they perceive to be the nefarious activities of Jews. There are some organisations which have agendas beyond, but which include, antisemitism. There are others which will employ antisemitism if and when they believe it will further their agendas.

Annapolis: Joint Understanding of Negotiations - 2007

Annapolis: Joint Understanding of Negotiations - 2007 Categories: Documents, Israel, Palestinians, United States    

The representatives of the Government of the State of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), represented respectively by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and President Mahmoud Abbas, in his capacity as Chairman of the PLO Executive Committee and President of the Palestinian Authority, have convened in Annapolis, Maryland, under the auspices of President George W. Bush of the United States of America, and with the support of the participants of this international conference, having concluded the following Joint Understanding

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British Mandate in Palestine - 1922 Categories: Documents, Israel, Palestinians    

The mandates for Palestine and Syria came into force simultaneously on September 29, 1922. In this document, the League of Nations recognized the "historical connection of the Jewish people with Palestine" and the "grounds for reconstituting their national home in that country."

UN Resolution 181 - 1947 Categories: Documents, Israel, Palestinians    

United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181 called for the partition of the British-ruled Palestine Mandate into a Jewish state and an Arab state. It was approved on November 29, 1947 with 33 votes in favor, 13 against, 10 abstentions and one absent.

The Balfour Declaration - 1917 Categories: Documents, Israel    

During the First World War, British policy became gradually committed to the idea of establishing a Jewish home in Palestine (Eretz Yisrael). After discussions in the British Cabinet, and consultation with Zionist leaders, the decision was made known in the form of a letter by Arthur James Lord Balfour to Lord Rothschild. The letter represents the first political recognition of Zionist aims by a Great Power.

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UN Security Council Resolution 1701 - 2006 Categories: Documents, Israel, Lebanon, Syria    

In the midst of a military confrontation between Israel and Hezbollah militia forces in Lebanon in July-August 2006 which brought about hundreds of deaths and injuries on both sides, the extensive damage to civilian infrastructure and massive internal displacement triggered by the 12 July abduction of two Israeli soldiers in a cross-border raid, the requirements for a ceasefire agreement were discussed by the UN General Assembly, which referred the issue to the Security Council. After lengthy discussion, a final draft for a Security Council resolution was adopted on August 11, 2006.

Wye River Memorandum - 1998 Categories: Documents, Israel, Palestinians    

The following are steps to facilitate implementation of the Interim Agreement on the West Bank and Gaza Strip of September 28, 1995 (the "Interim Agreement") and other related agreements including the Note for the Record of January 17, 1997 (hereinafter referred to as "the prior agreements")