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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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Australia’s key role in stopping terror funding through drug smuggling

June 23, 2020 | Naomi Levin

The Australian military seized a massive shipment of illicit drugs off the coast of Iran, interrupting a crucial funding source for terrorists in the Middle East.

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Israel and the Libyan Civil War

June 16, 2020 | Oved Lobel

No verified reports of any Israeli involvement in Libya alongside the Egyptians and UAE have emerged to date. But you can be sure that Jerusalem will be watching events there with interest.

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Antisemitism on the streets of Europe

June 15, 2020 | Naomi Levin

In recent days, there have been multiple incidents in Europe that deserve our attention.  In France, video emerged of anti-racist demonstrators chanting “dirty Jews”, while monuments to recall those who helped defeat the Nazis were defaced. In the UK, an ultra-Orthodox rabbi was stabbed in the streets.

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Palestinians hint at negotiations as Israel mulls extending sovereignty to parts of West Bank

June 12, 2020 | Ahron Shapiro

Just weeks since Israel formed its first fully functioning government in a year and half, it is approaching its first big decision regarding the extension of Israeli sovereignty and/or law to the Jordan Valley and some or all of its settlements in the West Bank

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The IAEA’s damning report card on Iran’s nuclear program

June 12, 2020 | AIJAC staff

On June 5 and 6, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) issued two periodical reports – one public and the other confidential – into Iran’s nuclear program.  The documents reveal systemically increasing violations by Iran of its commitments to the international community.

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The Larouchites heart China

June 9, 2020 | Judy Maynard

The Chinese government, which has been in the news rather a lot lately and for all the wrong reasons, has a fervent local admirer. The obscure Australian Citizens Party (ACP) – a small but financially potent and cultish political grouping

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The price Palestinians pay for anti-normalisation

June 3, 2020 | Sharyn Mittelman

It is obvious that for genuine peace to be achieved between Israelis and Palestinians there must be cooperation and reconciliation…

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Khamenei tweets, Australia sleeps

June 2, 2020 | Naomi Levin

Elements of the Australian Government have continued to focus on building closer ties with Iran, even as the Iranian Supreme Leader openly calls for violent attacks on Jewish people.

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