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Mavi Marmara passenger arrested on terrorist charges

April 1, 2021 | Naomi Levin

A Melbourne man arrested in March for alleged involvement in jihadist terrorism has a history of extreme activity, including involvement in a violent attempt to breach Israel’s legal blockade of Gaza. 

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Israel’s Powerful Connections: The strategic logic behind plans for the world’s longest undersea cable

March 30, 2021 | Oved Lobel

Even more than the positive outcomes for energy security and climate change goals, the project’s political and strategic ramifications are difficult to overstate. Israel’s burgeoning energy and security partnership with Greece and Cyprus, which has qualitatively blossomed since 2017, will further anchor Israel’s importance for Europe and the Middle East. 

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Becoming Ansar Allah: How the Islamic Revolution Conquered Yemen

March 30, 2021 | Oved Lobel

The Houthis, far from being a local movement, are a core, organic component of Iran’s Islamic Revolution and always have been.

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Australian Arabic language newspaper claims Israel sent prostitutes to entice Gulf states

March 22, 2021 | Ran Porat

El-Telegraph has become a platform for spreading antisemitic tropes and wild conspiracy theories among Arabic readers in Australia.

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Oil spill off Israel’s coast reveals Iranian smuggling dangers

March 16, 2021 | Judy Maynard

The environmental damage wreaked by a recent oil spill off Israel’s Mediterranean coast is the visible manifestation of a much larger and more insidious problem.

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After her own release, Kylie Moore-Gilbert helps others 

March 3, 2021 | Naomi Levin

Kylie Moore-Gilbert could be forgiven for laying low and adjusting to life back home after her long incarceration on falsified charges of espionage. Instead, the University of Melbourne academic has been using her profile to draw attention to gross human rights abuses in Iran. 

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Is a war between Israel and Hezbollah likely in 2021?

March 2, 2021 | Ran Porat

Tensions between Israel and Hezbollah, Iran’s proxy terrorist organisation in Lebanon, are brewing amongst IDF warnings of the possible escalation of clashes on a limited scale into a wider conflict between the two sides over the coming months. While the Israeli army is preparing itself for such a development, at this stage, it seems that both sides would prefer to avoid a major conflict for the time being.

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Israel’s vaccination success by the numbers

February 18, 2021 | Judy Maynard

The first statistical data from Israel’s world-beating rollout of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine appear very encouraging.

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Hezbollah cyberattack on Australian company is part of a growing cyber-threat emanating from Iran

February 17, 2021 | Oved Lobel

Iran’s capabilities in cyberspace are clearly improving, and that will likely mean more credible disinformation operations, more sophisticated cyberattacks and improved espionage capacity, in Australia and elsewhere.  

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AIJAC makes parliamentary submission on countering extremist movements and radicalism in Australia

February 16, 2021 | Sharyn Mittelman

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) made a submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) addressing its Inquiry into extremist movements and radicalism in Australia.

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