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Apartheid-like situation of Palestinians in Lebanon reasserted – no-one notices

February 18, 2022 | Judy Maynard

The apartheid-like reality which exists for the approximately 180,000 Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon and their descendants was highlighted yet again earlier this month when a decision from last year that would have significantly improved their professional employment opportunities was suddenly reversed…

A car torched by the Hilltop Youth smoulders near the Palestinian village of Burin on January 21, 2022.

Israel steps up efforts to confront Jewish extremist violence against Palestinians in the West Bank

February 9, 2022 | Ahron Shapiro

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and key members of his unity Government have vowed to tackle an apparent spike in violence against West Bank Palestinians by masked Jewish extremists – many of them associated with illegal settlement outposts manned by zealots known as the “Hilltop Youth”.

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The self-destruction of an NGO: Amnesty International has form

February 8, 2022 | Judy Maynard

Amnesty International has become the latest non-governmental organisation (NGO) to trash its own brand as a supposedly credible and impartial human rights group, with the release of a report that is a factually and legally flawed hit job on Israel.

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Australian neo-Nazis stand with convicted British terrorist

December 17, 2021 | AIJAC staff

Australian neo-Nazis have staunchly defended Ben Raymond, a Brit who was jailed earlier this month for eight years for his involvement in the banned terrorist group, National Action.

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The “Sydney Statement on anti-Palestinianism”: An Analysis

December 8, 2021 | Judy Maynard

The fact that the AAF thought it appropriate to draft a statement like this one on “anti-Palestinianism” in response to the IHRA definition is both odd and concerning. The IHRA definition is straightforward and unobjectionable…

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New “Magnitsky” laws should apply to Iranian abusers

December 6, 2021 | Naomi Levin

The thugs who detained Australians in Iran’s worst prisons could potentially be among those soon to be sanctioned by the Australian Government.

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Is Iran “breaking out slowly” towards a bomb?

December 2, 2021 | Ran Porat

The world is increasingly flying blind about what Iran is doing, with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) monitoring of Iran becoming severely limited, thanks to a deliberate policy by Teheran.

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Greens miss the mark with antisemitism policy

November 26, 2021 | Naomi Levin

In November, the Australian Greens released a policy on fighting antisemitism. It is, to AIJAC’s knowledge, the first standalone antisemitism policy from any Australian political party.

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Iranian Kittens in Cyberspace

November 25, 2021 | Oved Lobel

In May 2020, Yigal Unna, head of Israel’s National Cyber Directorate, declared that “Cyber winter is coming and coming faster than even I suspected” after an Iranian cyberattack against water infrastructure in Israel; in July 2021, he announced “Cyber winter is here.”

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Bennett-Lapid Gov’t passes budget, boosts Arab and Druze sectors

November 5, 2021 | Ahron Shapiro

Israel’s first budget in three years received final Knesset approval on Friday morning, Israel time, ensuring the longevity of the Unity…

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