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Will international pressure end “pay for slay?”

A new trend of legislation against the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) “Pay for Slay” – the PA Government’s “martyr funding” program - is under way.

Iranians declare ‘Palestine and Syria are making us miserable!’

Recent anger in Iran is mostly fuelled by the Government’s years-long failure to salvage the crippled economy.

A Changing UN General Assembly?: UN condemns use of human shields

On June 26, the UN General Assembly, in a first, amended its Global Counter Terrorism Strategy to condemn the use of civilians as human shields...

Problems adding up for Australian aid to Palestinian Territories

As things currently stand, there are doubts over the integrity of three separate Australian-funded development programs in the Palestinian Territories. There are also long-term concerns over funding for the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)

PA Agrees – Iran behind Gaza border violence

The Palestinian battle against Israel has almost always been intrinsically linked to external powers, and the ongoing Hamas-directed violent riots along the Gaza security fence are no exception.

Terror beneath the sea

Since its bloody takeover of the Gaza strip in 2007, Hamas has been busy digging. This underground effort was not supposed to ameliorate the lives of the Strip's two million residents by building infrastructure, expanding irrigation, taking care of sewage or looking for cleaner water sources.

After Abbas

Rumours abound about Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas' ill health following repeated hospital stays. With Abbas in his 80s, the end of his leadership is fast approaching. Key questions are who will replace him and will there be an orderly succession or a violent upheaval?
Hamas rolls out new terror innovation: the "Molotov kite"

Hamas rolls out new terror innovation: the “Molotov kite”

Hamas has a new tool in its terror arsenal: Flaming kites, which have caused millions of dollars of damage to Israeli farms and forests.

Russia-Israel deal in Syria: Sign of growing tensions between the two backers of the Assad regime

Russia-Israel deal in Syria: Sign of growing tensions between the two backers of the...

Last week, it was announced that Russia and Israel have reached an agreement to keep Iranian forces away from Israel's border with Syria. Israel has long seen an Iranian presence along its northern border with Syria as a significant threat - not least because it allows the potential for rocket fire into Israel from Syria of the sort that occurred on May 10, sparking a major clash.

Randa Abdel-Fattah’s claims on ABC-TV’s “Q&A": A fisking

Randa Abdel-Fattah’s claims on ABC-TV’s “Q&A”: A fisking

On ABC TV's "Q&A" on May 21, panellist Randa Abdel-Fattah, an Australian writer of Egyptian-Palestinian background, made a series of false or misleading allegations against Israel. While some of the other panelists disagreed with her on some of her points, particularly Australian Foreign Editor Greg Sheridan, they were repeatedly cut off by program host Tony Jones. In any event, many of her allegations were left unchallenged and are in need of correction for the public record.

So here's AIJAC's "fisking" of Ms. Abdel-Fattah's claims.