Then-Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during the opening of the Durban Review Conference (UN's Conference against Racism) at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, 2009. (Credit: AP Photo/Laurent Gillieron)

US pulls out of Durban anti-racism meet up, is Australia next?

May 4, 2021 | Naomi Levin, Tzvi Fleischer

As countries prepare to officially mark the 20th anniversary of a 2001 United Nations conference notorious for its extreme antisemitism, the United States has made the principled decision not to participate.

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Greek-Israel defence deal is latest evidence of the blossoming Eastmed alliance

April 30, 2021 | Oved Lobel

Erdogan seems incapable of maintaining genuine normalisation with anyone: every irritant in every relationship, from the S-400 to Hamas to Khashoggi, is celebrated by Erdogan, who doubles down on these policies to instrumentalise tensions with regional neighbours for domestic political purposes. It is still possible that Erdogan’s disingenuous outreach may pay off, but even if it does, it is unlikely to break the overlapping system of alliances that have been forming to contain him.

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Russia is astutely playing the players in Yemen

April 29, 2021

Suez Canal Blocked By Ever Given March 27 2021

The Great Suez Canal Plot

April 1, 2021

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Surprise: Likud drew more Israeli Arab votes than ever

April 1, 2021

Australian Federal Police arrest Ahmed Talib in Melbourne on March 25. 
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Mavi Marmara passenger arrested on terrorist charges

April 1, 2021

Palestinian employees of the Central Elections Committee in Gaza work to educate and register citizens in preparation for parliamentary and presidential elections (Credit: Abed Rahim Khatib / Shutterstock)

Will the planned Palestinian elections go ahead?

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Political Implications of the latest incident at Natanz

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The strategic implications of the China-Iran deal 

April 30, 2021 | Ari Cicurel, Erielle Davidson

The Iran-China deal evinces that the Middle East is an important arena for the emerging great-power competition between the US and China.

Abba Eban addresses the UN Security Council in 1967 (Credit: UN)

Biblio File: Star-Crossed Diplomacy

April 30, 2021 | James Rudin

For Navon, a French-born academic, “the star” represents the spiritual faith and destiny of the Jewish people, while “the scepter” symbolises the eternal quest for Jewish national sovereignty in the Land of Israel.

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AIR New Zealand: Super Fund move raises BDS questions

April 29, 2021 | Miriam Bell

Questions over just how much influence the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has in New Zealand are being voiced following the NZ Super Fund’s recent divestment from five Israeli banks.

Israeli F-15 strike fighter: Reported strikes on Iranian-linked targets in Syria

Behind the News – May 2021

Apr 29, 2021

AIJAC's Jamie Hyams discussed the Iranian threat on "The Bolt Report"

Media Microscope: Enriched Coverage

Apr 29, 2021

Jema’ah Ansharut Daulah (Credit: YouTube screenshot)

Asia Watch: Rogue cells

Apr 29, 2021

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Deconstruction Zone: Funding UNRWA harms Palestinians 

Apr 28, 2021

The Houthis have not merely been armed by Iran, but were effectively founded from Teheran (Screenshot: Twitter)

Essay: Allies of Convenience or Birds of a Feather?

Apr 28, 2021

From right to left: Al-Tajamu Australia operatives Jay Tharappel and Tim Anderson, Syria’s ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdul Karim, Al-Tajamu Secretary General in Lebanon Yihya Ghaddar, Al-Tajamu Australia head Hussein Dirani and an unidentified person during a visit to Lebanon in November 2019. (Source: Al-Tajamu website)

Iran’s propaganda organisation in Australia 

Apr 27, 2021

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Noted and Quoted – May 2021

Apr 27, 2021

AIJAC webinar guests (left to right, top to bottom): Yaakov Amidror, Olga Deutsch, Elliott Abrams, Robert Satloff, Mark Dubowitz, Shmuel Rosner, Haviv Rettig Gur, Einat Wilf, Mike Kelly

AIJAC Zooms On

Apr 27, 2021

Gun emplacements around the heavily-guarded uranium enrichment plant at Natanz (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Of Sabotage and Centrifuges

Apr 27, 2021