Islamic Relief Australia assists with humanitarian needs around the world.

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.

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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

UN Peace Keeping Troops and Lebanese Soldiers in the South of Lebanon. Recent development in Lebanon may finally put an end to the decades old conflict (Credit: Ali Hashisho/Reuters).

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

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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.

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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…

Iranian TV recently aired a video entitled "COVID-1948" which compares Israel to the coronavirus (Credit: Channel 2 (Iran)).

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…

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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 ambassador to Iran, Ms. Lyndall Sachs, with the Chairman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission in the Iranian parliament, Mojtaba Zolnour

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.

Dr. Abd Al-Roof Higazi and Lab Manager Suhair Abdeen at Hadassah University Medical Center have made important discoveries that may improve coronavirus treatment (Credit: Israel21c).

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…

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas with Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2017 (image: Yuri Kochetkov)

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. 

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