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Sheikh Omran and ASWJ tied to terror – again

Following the terror incident at Bourke Street in Melbourne, a familiar and highly problematic voice appointed himself to speak on behalf of Muslims in response - Sheikh Mohammed Omran, the emir of the Hume Islamic Youth Centre (HIYC) at Coolaroo

Afghanistan: The Forgotten Front Against Iran

While rarely discussed in the context of containing or rolling back Iranian regional influence and terrorism sponsorship, the war in Afghanistan is in fact an essential element of any coherent strategy to do so.

Latest Updates

New Round of US Sanctions on Iran

This Update discusses the details and possible effects of the new round of US sanctions - focussed upon Iran's financial and energy sectors - which came into effect this week, following an earlier round of sanctions imposed in August.

Bottom-up peace hopes?/ Netanyahu in Oman

Today's Update features two pieces suggesting there may be hopes for a different model of moving toward a two-state Israeli-Palestinian peace. It also includes an analysis of the significance of Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu's surprise visit to Oman last Friday.

New concerns over IAEA inspections of Iran

This Update focuses on some new evidence and arguments that the International Atomic Energy Agency inspections of Iran's nuclear program are less effective and airtight than proponents of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal usually assert.

Evolving Iranian and US strategy in Syria

Update from AIJAC   Update 10/18 #01 This Update deals with evolving Iranian strategy in Syria and the wider Middle East - as well as the changing...

Israel, Russia and Iran in Syria

This Update deals with the aftermath of the incident on Tuesday, whereby the Syrian regime accidentally shot down a Russian military reconnaissance plane following an Israeli air raid on an Iranian arms facility in northern Syria. It also looks at the the larger strategic context for these events in Syria, especially the ongoing Israeli-Iranian conflict there.

Trump Administration withdraws funding from UNRWA

Last Friday the Trump Administration announced it would be withdrawing all US financial support from the agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA (the UN Relief and Works Agency). This Update is devoted to commentary on the US move...

Australian Israel Review - Latest Edition

Hezbollah’s health kick

Even as it yields sovereign portfolios to other parties, Hezbollah seems intent on directly controlling a key service portfolio itself: the Ministry of Public Health.

Media Microscope: Capital Offences

Australian media reporters and commentators had one key task, to accurately report PM Scott Morrison’s statement... So, how did it go? 

Jordanian move signals Amman’s weakness

On the 23rd anniversary of Rabin’s assassination according to the Hebrew calendar, King Abdullah announced that he would not renew one of the annexes his father signed 24 years ago, leasing agricultural borderlands to Israel.