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Election campaign marred by swastikas, as MPs in various states consider ban

April 5, 2022 | Naomi Levin

An unfortunate trend that emerged during the 2019 federal election campaign seems set to remain a regrettable hallmark of the 2022 federal election campaign.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett receives a briefing from police in Hadera on March 27. Credit: Kobi Gideon, GPO

Israel faces new terror wave and considers how to respond

March 31, 2022 | Ahron Shapiro, Oved Lobel

Within the span of one week, the Islamic State (IS) claimed two attacks inside Israel, the deadliest inside the Green Line since June 2016, when Palestinian terrorists inspired by IS conducted a so-called “lone wolf” mass shooting in Tel Aviv.

Swastikas graffitied in Bondi in 2019 (Photo: courtesy of ECAJ)

Labor, Greens MPs denounce action on antisemitism in NSW

March 30, 2022 | Naomi Levin

Regrettably, there are some Labor and Greens MPs who continue to spread the false claim that the IHRA definition will silence those who wish to criticise Israel.

Slain Israelis Shirel Aboukaret and Yazan Fallah

Lone Wolves? Islamic State sympathisers kill six Israelis in two attacks

March 28, 2022 | Ahron Shapiro

Israeli supporters of the Islamic State ideology have been responsible for two terror attacks in Israel this week, raising fears that Israeli security services may have been caught off-guard by what may be only the beginning of a wave of IS-inspired terrorism.

Israeli medical staff from Sheba Medical Centre on their way to Ukraine

Israel’s humanitarian response in Ukraine continues a long Israeli tradition

March 22, 2022 | Tammy Reznik

As it so often does during times of crisis, Israel has committed tonnes of goods and hundreds of its finest diplomats, medics and humanitarian workers to help the people of Ukraine in the current war launched by Russia.

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Latest IAEA report: Iran now a whisker away from nuclear weapons capabilities

March 10, 2022 | Ran Porat

On March 3, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) published its latest report on Iran’s nuclear program… Iran continues its gradual and steady process of ‘breaking out slowly’ towards achieving nuclear weapons capabilities and the status of ‘nuclear threshold’ country.

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Explainer: Why do Iran, Syria and their proxies support Russia in the Ukrainian crisis?

March 8, 2022 | Ran Porat

The members of the so called ‘axis of resistance’ – the regimes of Syria and Iran, along with their proxies, Hezbollah in Lebanon and the Houthis in Yemen – have sided with Russia, either directly and overtly as Syria has, or, in Teheran’s case, a bit more indirectly.

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New Study again confirms Israel has firm security reasons for controversial “Citizenship Law”

March 7, 2022 | Judy Maynard

In the wake of Amnesty International’s widely discredited report labelling Israel an apartheid state, many pro-Palestinian activists have focused on…

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Israel uses Abraham Accords ties to encourage Middle Eastern allies to condemn Russia

March 4, 2022 | Ahron Shapiro

The US has thanked Israel for lobbying its friendly neighbours and allies to vote in the UN General Assembly to criticise Russia’s brutal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.

Dmitry Utkin, alleged commander of Russia's Wagner proxy, with Nazi tattoos clearly visible

Russia sends its pet neo-Nazis to kill Zelensky – while claiming to want to “denazify” Ukraine

March 2, 2022 | Oved Lobel

There is no need to downplay the existence and danger of neo-Nazi and far-right groups in Ukraine – these are indeed real.  But the country has a Jewish president whose grandfather fought the actual Nazis and much of whose family died in the Holocaust, and who won with over 70% of the vote. With Russia now hellbent on destroying Ukraine as an independent state as part of imperial revanchism under the guise of fighting Nazis, self-declared denazifier Putin might look to his own house first.

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