Islamic charity in hot water receives Australian endorsement
September 3, 2020 | Naomi Levin
Islamic Relief Australia was recently endorsed by the Australian Government as a preferred charity, despite the departure of its director over vile antisemitic social media comments, and existing unresolved accusations that an Australian board member allegedly has close ties to the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood.
What’s different about the UAE-Israel normalisation agreement?
August 19, 2020 | Sharyn Mittelman
The deal has rewritten the rules of “peacemaking” in the Middle East and reflects a new alignment taking place
Will Lebanon’s crisis lead to Lebanese-Israeli border disputes finally being resolved?
August 14, 2020 | Jack Gross
In wake of the massive explosion in Beirut, and subsequent outpouring of public frustration with deteriorating living conditions in Lebanon, the main sides blocking a resolution to maritime border disputes between Israel and Lebanon have agreed to American mediation
Anti-Israel conspiracy theorists try to link Israel with Beirut port blast
August 12, 2020 | Ahron Shapiro, AIJAC staff
Shortly after the Beirut explosion, on Aug. 5, Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia published a video discussion about the event between Abu Anas and senior preacher Wassim Doureihei, also known for his extreme anti-Western views.
Israel set to delay budget, dodge new elections
August 12, 2020 | Ahron Shapiro
Israel’s emergency national unity government, just three months old, appears to be navigating its way through a major coalition crisis…
The latest Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories from the Middle East and far right
August 10, 2020 | Jack Gross
Whether assigning blame to the West for the creation and spread of the virus or blaming Israel, the Middle Eastern media has continued to be a source of harmful claims. Meanwhile, the far-right has also been a major source of antisemitic conspiracy theories linking the outbreak of the virus to a Jewish plot…
Mapping a terrorist empire: New Hezbollah resource again makes the case for Australia to ban the Lebanese group
August 7, 2020 | Oved Lobel
The first thing that strikes viewers is just how active Hezbollah has been outside Lebanon, including in Southeast Asia and Australia.
Australia’s parliament does not need “parliamentary friendship” with Iran’s Majlis
August 4, 2020 | AIJAC staff, Tzvi Fleischer
On July 19, Australia’s ambassador to Iran, Ms. Lyndall Sachs, met with the Chairman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission in the Majlis (Iran’s parliament), Mojtaba Zolnour.
Israeli Innovation, International Partnerships and Coronavirus: An Update
August 1, 2020 | Jack Gross
As AIJAC has previously reported (see here and here), Israel has responded to the coronavirus as it has responded to…
Russia Intrudes Into the Palestinian Arena
July 30, 2020 | Oved Lobel
Although Russia is far too weak economically and militarily to actually displace the United States or resolve any crises, it can easily establish itself as a key stakeholder in the conflict as it has in Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, and elsewhere.