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Explained: A third Israeli election and a PM charged with corruption

With Israeli voters facing the prospects of a third election in 12 months and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu now facing corruption charges, AIJAC's Ahron Shapiro helps us get across the latest in Israeli politics.

AIJAC’s Ahron Shapiro talks Israeli elections on ABC radio

AIJAC's Ahron Shapiro discussed the latest twists and turns in Israel's attempt to form a government. After two elections and months of negotiations, the...

Ehud Ya’ari on Israeli settlements

With its decision to declare Israeli settlements in the West Bank legal, the US is saying to the Palestinians that the longer they wait to return to negotiations with Israel, the more costly it will be for them. Watch veteran Israel broadcaster and analyst Ehud Ya'ari's full remarks.

AIJAC welcomes US stance on settlements and international law

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has today welcomed the statement by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announcing that "The establishment of Israeli civilian settlements [in the West Bank] is not, per se, inconsistent with international law."

Israeli diplomat and adviser Dr. Tal Becker to speak in Melbourne and Sydney

AIJAC, in conjunction with our co-sponsors, is proud to present distinguished Israeli diplomat and policy adviser Dr. Tal Becker at events in Melbourne and Sydney

Australian media fail: no mention rockets being fired by Palestinian Islamic Jihad, a banned...

Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), the Iran-backed, group behind the recent attacks on Israel, is rated by the Australian Government as one of the world’s most dangerous terrorist organisations. It is completely banned in Australia.

AIJAC condemns latest rocket attacks from Gaza, noting Iranian role in the escalation

In the wake of around 200 rockets fired into Israel since yesterday, injuring several Israelis, the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) today condemned Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad for their “blatant war crimes” and  “callous contempt for human life”

ABC gives BDS-supporting Human Rights Watch activist a huge free kick

Last week, Israel’s Supreme Court upheld an Interior Ministry decision not to renew the work visa of HRW’s representative in Israel and the Palestinian territories, Omar Shakir. The Court agreed that Shakir had breached a 2017 law barring entry to foreigners who promote the BDS campaign and gave him 20 days to leave the country.

Jeremy Corbyn reads the words of fallen Jewish soldier-poet but fails to understand his...

Isaac Rosenberg is rightfully celebrated as one of the Great War’s greatest poets and “In the Trenches”  is indeed a fitting poem to read in memory of the millions slaughtered on the Western Front.

Israel prepares to counter drones and cruise missiles from Iran and its proxies

Thus far, Israeli intelligence has managed to thwart several Iranian drone attack plans and Israel is also seeking to deter such attacks by signalling Iranian forces responsible will pay a heavy price given Israeli command of the air.