Osama Bin Laden interviewed on Al Jazeera, October 2001 (credit: Maher Attar/Sygma/Corbis via Globovisión)

Al Jazeera, Qatar and the Taliban

August 31, 2021 | Judy Maynard

Some Al Jazeera journalists and presenters openly support terrorist groups like the Taliban and Hamas. Far from being independent of government as it claims, Al Jazeera is an important tool of Qatari strategic policy. And Doha’s policies are dangerous and destructive, providing support to numerous terrorist and extremist groups, even as Qatar tries to position itself as a mediator and “honest broker.”

Melbourne anti-lockdown protest (screenshot)

The covert antisemitism at the Melbourne anti-lockdown protest on Saturday

August 26, 2021 | Tzvi Fleischer

Wherever conspiracy theories flourish, antisemitism seems to inevitably rear its head – and as AIJAC has documented, the COVID-19 pandemic has provided plenty of fuel for such conspiracy theories. Worse, it is clear white supremacist groups are explicitly making use of anti-lockdown rallies to spread hateful messages, including against Jews, and recruit new members.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi (credit: Hossein Razaqnejad)

Sanctioned terrorists and ultra-hardliners – inside the new Iranian cabinet

August 25, 2021

Copy Of Background AIjac Twitter

It is time for Australia to adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism

August 20, 2021

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his intelligence chief Hakan Fidan meet with Hamas leadership, including US Specially Designated Global Terrorist Saleh al-Arouri, in Turkey, August 2020 (credit: Office of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey)

Turkish conference underlines growing role of Ankara as key driver of global Islamist extremism

August 3, 2021

Israel's President Isaac Herzog receives a booster vaccination. (Credit: GPO)

Lessons from Israel’s fourth COVID-19 wave 

August 2, 2021

Map of the main sites of Iran's nuclear program (Picture: Wikimedia Commons)

Biden Administration JCPOA hopes fading?

Lebanon in Crisis: Demonstrators in Beirut demand a transitional government be formed to tackle the economic and political meltdown (Photo: Dario Sabaghi / Shutterstock.com)

Lebanon’s crisis, Hezbollah and Iran

Protesters in Ramallah with pictures of Nasir Banat, who was killed in police custody on June 24 (Photo: Amnesty International)

West Bank unrest after dissident killed

Dara Horn's stories of Anne Frank (left) and Varian Fry reveal how Jews are sometimes used as props for moral causes (Source: Wikipedia)

Biblio File: Death becomes them

September 20, 2021 | Elliott Abrams

How can a book filled with anger, a book about antisemitism and titled People Love Dead Jews, be delectable at the same time? The novelist Dara Horn has done it, combining previously published pieces in a work that is far greater than the sum of its parts.

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Media Microscope: The Prison Doctor?

September 20, 2021 | Allon Lee

If more proof were needed that the time has long since passed for Australia to ban Hezbollah in its entirety, it came with the news that a Hezbollah-backed military court in Lebanon had sentenced prominent Sydney GP Dr Jamal Rifi to ten years’ hard labour, in absentia, for the “crime” of visiting Israel while working with the Australian charity Project Rozana.

To make anti-Israel charges stick, activists have to erase the fact that a Palestinian state could today be more than a decade old if successive Palestinian leaders had not said no to Israeli peace offers (Credit: Shutterstock/ Roman Yanushevsky)

Essay: Critical Omissions

September 20, 2021 | Salo Aizenberg

There are Orwellian parallels in how anti-Israel organisations and thought leaders now treat some of the key historical elements of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Hanif Bismi (YouTube Screenshot)

Pro-Iran propaganda on 5 News

Sep 20, 2021

Regional capitals have been seeing signs of a US trend toward military disengagement from the Mideast since at least 2010 (Source: US Army/Flickr)

The Middle East adjusts to US retreat

Sep 17, 2021

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Noted and Quoted – October 2021

Sep 17, 2021

New kids on the terrorist block – an ISIS-K propaganda video

The Rise of ISIS-K

Sep 17, 2021

Densus 88: Indonesia's elite counterterror force (Source: Creative Commons)

Asia Watch: A waiting game

Sep 17, 2021

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Deconstruction Zone: Islamism’s brutal face on display

Sep 17, 2021

Taliban show off US-supplied military hardware (Source: Twitter)

Behind the News – October 2021

Sep 17, 2021

Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar (left) with Hamas politburo chief Ismail Haniyeh in Doha, Qatar (Source: Facebook/info.Hamas.ps)

The Taliban, the Palestinians, and peace hopes

Sep 15, 2021

Palestinians are clear – they want a “unified Palestinian state on historic Palestine,” not a binational state (Credit: Shutterstock)

Scribblings: The binational state lie

Sep 15, 2021