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Could Bachelet and Bishop help reform the UN Human Rights Council?

The newly appointed United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights is a Companion of the Order of Australia and led a government described by the Israeli media as “the most Jewish government in the world” outside of Israel. She also has a challenge on her hands.

Audio: AIJAC’s Naomi Levin on Israel’s Nation-state law

AIJAC policy analyst Naomi Levin was interviewed for a report on Radio 2SER about Israel's controversial new Nation-State law.

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Yet another round of Gaza violence/ The effects of renewed US sanctions on Iran

This Update deals with the latest round of violence centred around Gaza over Wednesday night and Thursday, which saw more than 200 rockets and mortars fired into Israel, several Israelis injured, and Israeli counterstrikes on Hamas targets which led to three Palestinians being killed.

Syrian regime retakes Israel’s Golan border

Update from AIJAC Update 08/18 #02   Last week, Syrian regime forces retook full control of Syria's Golan Heights border with Israel, after that border was largely...

Iran’s economic crisis in the lead-up to new US sanctions

This Update discusses the state of the Iranian economy in the lead up to the re-imposition of US sanctions beginning on Aug 6, following the US withdrawal from the 2015 JCPOA nuclear deal in March.

The violent Gaza deadlock revisited/ Israel’s controversial “Nationality Bill”

Last weekend saw yet another round of fighting around Gaza, with 200 rockets and mortars fired into Israel - and 4 Israeli injuries after one struck a house - and Israel hitting Hamas targets in Gaza

Developments in southern Syria

Today's Update looks at the latest developments in southern Syria, as the Assad regime, with the vital assistance of Russia and Iran, moves to retake the area around Daraa and Quneitra, near Israel's border. The ongoing Iranian presence in Syria is a major security challenge for Israel, and there is ongoing tension between the two countries.

Growing Unrest in Iran

This Update deals with the growing unrest on the streets of Iran in recent weeks, principally over economic matters, and the potential implications of this unrest for international policies to contain Iran's regional aggression, support for terrorism, and efforts to construct weapons of mass destruction

Australian Israel Review - Latest Edition

Biblio File: The First Step Toward Empathy

Yossi Klein Halevi is an American-Israeli journalist and notably, the author of both Like Dreamers and Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist. His latest book, Letters to my Palestinian Neighbor, is a New York Times bestseller. We sat down for a conversation about his new book, his work, and Israeli and Palestinian identity.

Noted and Quoted – August 2018

Context slow in coming  Early morning viewers of ABC TV “News Live” (July 15) heard no context for Israel’s military operations in Gaza, with the...

Dennis Ross on the US Peace Plan

Dennis Ross, veteran US Middle East diplomat and envoy, says that he is convinced of the seriousness of the work of Jason Greenblatt and Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump’s envoys to the Middle East

Asia Watch: Hardened Core

Iraq astir, Iran at bay