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Fast Facts: Latest major outbreak of violence between Israel and Gaza

Up to 400 rockets and mortars have been fired by Hamas and other terrorist groups into Israel over the past 24 hours. About 60 were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome defence syste.

Morrison’s Mid-East announcements: the wash-up

The dust finally seems to have settled on Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s recent Middle East announcements and it is now possible to take a clear view.

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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...

A Trump Administration plan to shake up Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking?

This Update focuses on some new moves by the Trump Administration on the Israeli-Palestinian front which some observers are suggesting amount to an effort to rewrite the rulebook for Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking.

Jerusalem’s Arab residents and the upcoming municipal elections

Today's Update features two articles on Jerusalem's upcoming municipal elections - focussing especially on the role of the city's Arab minority, which has traditionally boycotted municipal elections or been intimidated into doing so by terror groups.

The EU, the Trump Administration, and Iran

Update from AIJAC Update 08/18 #03   With the Trump Administration announcing the formation of a new Iran Action Group and the EU recently issuing a statement doubling...

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.