Presumptive 2020 Democratic Candidate Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders have emerged as the party's moderate and progressive leaders, respectfully (Credit: Mandel Ngan / Getty Images)

The US Democratic party’s 2020 draft platform should somewhat reassure most supporters of Israel

July 25, 2020 | Jack Gross

With leftists, often with an explicit anti-Israel agenda, taking an increasingly important role in the Democratic party in the US, there has been some trepidation among supporters of Israel concerning what a Democratic administration under Biden might mean for US-Israel relations.

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Iran Doubles Down in Venezuela

July 15, 2020 | Oved Lobel

Already in 2013, former US Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roger Noriega told the Washington Free Beacon, “It’s easy to say billions have been laundered through various Iranian enterprises and institutions through the Venezuelan economy. The Iranians have seized on this as a way to evade sanctions,” and warned that the Iranian and Hezbollah role would only increase under Maduro. This has proved prescient.  

Medical workers affiliated with the Palestinian health ministry collect samples to test for the Covid-19 coronavirus in a mobile position in al-Azza Refugee Camp in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, on June 24, 2020 (Photo by Musa Al SHAER / AFP)

The Palestinians face coronavirus second wave

July 14, 2020 | Jack Gross

As most of the world has been struggling with the highly anticipated second wave of the coronavirus pandemic – including neighbouring Israel, as well as Australia – the West Bank has also become a significant global hotspot.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, June 7, 2020. (Credit: Menahem Kahana / AP)

Second Waves: What can Australia and Israel learn from each other as they both face a new round of Coronavirus?

July 8, 2020 | Jack Gross

On the morning of July 3, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu had a phone call with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to discuss dealing with the coronavirus crisis.

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“Disappearing Palestine” – the Maps that Lie

July 7, 2020 | Judy Maynard

Appearing regularly in pro-Palestinian books, articles, social media and websites here and overseas – and even in mainstream media – is a series of maps purporting to show the gradual Palestinian dispossession of their land at the hands of the Jews/Israelis. Their problem is that this series of maps is riddled with misrepresentations and omissions…

Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani (Right) kisses Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, an extremist Al-Jazeera host and "spiritual leader" for Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood

Al-Jazeera’s Muslim Brotherhood links exposed

July 3, 2020 | Judy Maynard

This snapshot of assorted Al Jazeera offerings from just the past couple of months gives a good idea how endemic antisemitic, anti-Israel and other extremist views are to its programming.

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Palestinian leadership coming back to the negotiating table?

July 2, 2020 | Jack Gross

As the Israeli Government’s target date of July 1 to begin extending sovereignty to parts of the West Bank in line with the US Trump Administration’s peace plan came and went, the Palestinian Authority has reportedly agreed to resume direct peace negotiations with Israel

Controversial NSW Labor MLC Shaoquett Moselmane

“Zionists” blamed for Moselmane investigation

July 1, 2020 | Naomi Levin

Beyond their sheer ridiculousness, Anderson’s comments are helping feed the currently well-trodden highway of material blaming the Jews for all of society’s ills.  

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Keir Starmer passes his first major credibility test with the Jewish community

June 26, 2020 | Ariel Zohar

Keir Starmer, the new UK Labour leader who took over from Jeremy Corbyn in April, has acted in stark contrast with his predecessor by swiftly dumping Shadow Education Secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey from his shadow cabinet after she shared allegedly antisemitic material on Twitter.

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Israel and Iran: ‘Cyber winter is coming’

June 26, 2020 | Oved Lobel

Hacking for harassment and espionage purposes has been common for decades, but this trend of adversaries attempting to damage one another’s civilian infrastructure is likely to become an increasingly common aspect of declared and undeclared conflict.

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