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Palestinian incitement escalates despite coronavirus crisis

No matter the stakes for Palestinian wellbeing, conspiratorial incitement and worship of violence continues to undermine efforts to combat the disease.

Start-up nation high-tech versus the coronavirus

Israel, as a global centre of research and development, is leading efforts to use technology to mitigate the coronavirus crisis on three fronts: developing a vaccine, improving testing for the virus, and innovating technology to improve patient care.

The Ambassador and the ABC

At AIJAC, we have often made the case that at times we find the ABC coverage of Israel falls short of what we would hope to see from our taxpayer-funded broadcaster.

A new Israeli Government at last?

In an extraordinary day at Israel’s Knesset on Thursday, in an acrimonious session that split his party, Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz initiated moves to enter a national unity government with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu of the Likud.

Settlements growth decreases, but not in the eyes of Peace Now, AP

If the headline to this blog post looks familiar, it is because it is. A little over a year ago, I blogged about how the Associated Press reported an increase in construction in Israel's West Bank settlements when housing starts had actually dropped.

Australia argues the ICC should not be investigating the “situation in Palestine”

Australia has consistently argued that the ICC does not have jurisdiction to investigate alleged Israeli war crimes in the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem, because “Palestine” is not a sovereign state according to international law. 

Gantz gets a mandate – What now?

In Israel on Monday, after having received the recommendation of 61 members of Knesset, Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz was given the mandate by President Reuven Rivlin to try to form a government.

Australia takes Iran concerns to nuclear watchdog

The Australian Government has made one of its toughest and most comprehensive statements yet on Iran’s illegal nuclear development.

Coronavirus spurs unity government fever in Israel

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen the crash of global markets, panic buying and drastic curbs on travel and public gatherings to a level unprecedented...

Netanyahu volleys the ball back into Gantz’s court

Like a dizzying volley between two tennis pros at match point, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his challenger Blue and White party leader...