Iran’s material support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine must have consequences

July 14, 2022 | Oved Lobel

Both the Europeans and the US must make clear to Iran that any material aid to Russia’s invasion will have severe economic and diplomatic consequences. This is not only necessary to deter or at least punish any substantial Iranian weapons transfers to Russia, but also to head off the potential for the IRGC eventually establishing an operational military presence near US and allied forces in Europe.

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Understanding the security threat from violent extremists

July 8, 2022 | Oved Lobel

Ever since the terrorist massacre of Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand, in March 2019, mass-casualty attacks and attempted attacks by self-radicalised white supremacists have increased around the world.

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Stockholm syndrome: Yemen’s disastrous ceasefire

June 29, 2022 | Oved Lobel

A ceasefire brokered in Yemen by the United Nations on April 2, extended for another 2 months on June 2, has been widely hailed as a step towards peace – sadly, it is likely anything but.

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Backgrounder: The Temple Mount “Status Quo”

June 29, 2022 | Tammy Reznik

Did the teenagers’ decision to pray at the Temple Mount/ Al-Aqsa compound constitute a violation of the current rules around the status quo; which for almost half a century have dictated that Jews are allowed to visit the site but not pray there?

Israeli PM Naftali Bennett (R); Alternative PM and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid (C) and Defence Minister Benny Gantz  (L) (Photo: Noam Moscowitz / Knesset spokesperson)

Some key points to understand about the dissolution of Israel’s Government

June 22, 2022 | Eliana Chiovetta

On Monday, June 20, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced he will be introducing a bill to dissolve the Knesset, (Israel’s parliament) and call new elections. If the bill is passed, a general election will be held in late October.

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Unhealthy obsessions return to the annual World Health Organisation assembly – yet there are signs of positive change

June 17, 2022 | Judy Maynard

While the World Health Organisation (WHO) has decried what it calls the politicisation of the COVID-19 pandemic, this has not stopped the world’s pre-eminent public health body from continuing its own longstanding practice of politicisation, by singling out one nation – Israel – for annual rebuke.

IAEA head Rafael Mariano Grossi briefs the press on Iran (Image: Dean Calma/Flickr)

IAEA Board rebukes Iran, Iran unplugs IAEA cameras

June 10, 2022 | Ran Porat

A resolution regarding Iran passed by the Board of Governors (BOG) of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Wednesday, June 8, used strong diplomatic language to urge Teheran to finally come clean about its illegal nuclear activities.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and head of Iran's Atomic Organisation Mohammad Eslami (R) speaking to media during a visit to Bushehr nuclear power plant, in the city of Bushehr, southern Iran, 8 October 2021. (Image: EPA/AAP)

New revelations: Iran apparently spied on the UN nuclear watchdog

June 2, 2022 | Ran Porat

Documents from Iran’s secret nuclear archive indicate that Teheran stole or had access to secret internal documents of the UN nuclear watchdog, which was trying to supervise its atomic activities and investigate Teheran’s secret efforts to build nuclear bombs.

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Al Jazeera hearts anti-Israel terrorism (continued)

May 30, 2022 | Judy Maynard

Al Jazeera’s endless toleration of the one-sided, partisan and unprofessional public statements of its employees belies its stated commitment to upholding recognised journalistic ethics and undermines its credibility as a news organisation.

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Tragedy of journalist’s death exploited to intensify conflict

May 17, 2022 | Ahron Shapiro

It may be impossible to know for sure, since the Palestinian Authority has refused to participate in a joint investigation with Israel, the US or other parties to conclusively determine the source of the fire that killed Abu Akleh

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