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Far-Right Extremism

March 9, 2021 | AIJAC staff

Far-right extremism is a growing threat around the world, including in Australia. While far-right groups were once fringe, today they are able to amplify their messages via social media and have found new ways to recruit, organise and incite violence, representing a potential terrorist threat.  

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UN Human Rights Council divestment list

September 11, 2020 | AIJAC staff

In February 2020, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) issued a list of businesses that the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights determined were providing services in settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.

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US invokes “Snapback” provision of the JCPOA nuclear deal

August 25, 2020 | AIJAC staff

The dispute revolves around the status of the US vis-à-vis the deal. Washington is claiming that, as a signatory to the JCPOA, it has the right to start the ‘snapback’ process. Other parties to the deal disagree, arguing that the US cannot action the ‘snapback’ mechanism since it is no longer a participating party to the agreement. 

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Arab-Israeli Peace Plans

August 13, 2020 | AIJAC staff

There have been numerous attempts to bring peace to the Middle East by developing peace agreements between the Israelis and Palestinians.

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Racial discrimination laws in Australia 

August 13, 2020 | AIJAC staff

Australia’s Racial Discrimination Act 1975 makes it unlawful to discriminate against someone on the basis of their race, colour, descent, national or ethnic origin.

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Gaza and Israel

June 22, 2020 | AIJAC staff

The Gaza Strip is a small enclave bordering Israel and Egypt. In 2005, all Israeli civilians and military forces withdrew from Gaza.  

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The charges against Binyamin Netanyahu

June 4, 2020 | AIJAC staff

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was formally charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust in November 2019, after a lengthy police investigation. 

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Antisemitism in Australia

May 1, 2020 | AIJAC staff

While there has always been some degree of antisemitism in Australia, in recent decades there have been increasing efforts to properly, document, track and act upon cases of antisemitism in Australia.

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Coronavirus and Jews 

May 1, 2020 | AIJAC staff

During the coronavirus pandemic, conspiracy theories involving Jewish people, including Israelis, have proliferated online.  

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Hezbollah and Australia

April 20, 2020 | AIJAC staff

Hezbollah is a Lebanese Shi’ite Muslim political party, militia, transnational terrorist and organised crime group. Australia only designates Hezbollah’s “External Security Organisation (ESO)” as a terrorist organisation, despite its closest allies agreeing that Hezbollah in its entirety poses a danger. 

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