Masoud Molavi Vardanjani, the Iranian dissident assassinated in Istanbul last November (source:The New Arab)

Iran’s Jamal Khashoggi escapes the world’s notice 

April 14, 2020 | Oved Lobel

On November 14 last year, Iranian dissident Masoud Molavi Vardanjani was gunned down while walking in Istanbul.

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Gaza and the misuse of the coronavirus emergency 

April 7, 2020 | Judy Maynard

Australian and international apologists for Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and other Islamist groups operating in the Gaza Strip are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to launch a propaganda campaign against Israel under the guise of humanitarian concern for the people of Gaza. 

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In Israel, national unity government agreement seems imminent

April 3, 2020 | Ahron Shapiro

As the weekend approaches, Israeli media reports that an agreement on a broad national unity government is imminent, to be finalised perhaps as soon as later today.

Dr Jonathan Schanzer to AIJAC Webinar: 2020 – the year of Iran’s Precision-Guided Missile

April 3, 2020 | Jamie Hyams

In the second of its new Webinar series, AIJAC hosted Dr Jonathan Schanzer, Senior Vice President for Research at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies in the USA. Dr Schanzer, who previously worked as a terrorism finance analyst at the US Department of the Treasury, spoke on the topic, “Iranian Imperialism under the cover of COVID-19”.

This cartoon with the caption “The Palestinian Prisoners” appeared in the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida on March 23, 2020. It shows an Israeli jailor wearing a uniform and helmet covered in protrusions resembling the peplomers on the Coronavirus viral envelope (Source: Palestinian Media Watch)

Palestinian incitement escalates despite coronavirus crisis

April 2, 2020 | Oved Lobel

No matter the stakes for Palestinian wellbeing, conspiratorial incitement and worship of violence continues to undermine efforts to combat the disease.

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Start-up nation high-tech versus the coronavirus

April 2, 2020 | Ahron Shapiro, Naomi Levin

Israel, as a global centre of research and development, is leading efforts to use technology to mitigate the coronavirus crisis on three fronts: developing a vaccine, improving testing for the virus, and innovating technology to improve patient care.

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The Ambassador and the ABC

March 31, 2020 | Jamie Hyams

At AIJAC, we have often made the case that at times we find the ABC coverage of Israel falls short of what we would hope to see from our taxpayer-funded broadcaster.

Benny Gantz is helping the country form a unity government

A new Israeli Government at last?

March 27, 2020 | Ahron Shapiro

In an extraordinary day at Israel’s Knesset on Thursday, in an acrimonious session that split his party, Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz initiated moves to enter a national unity government with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu of the Likud.

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Settlements growth decreases, but not in the eyes of Peace Now, AP

March 20, 2020 | Ahron Shapiro

If the headline to this blog post looks familiar, it is because it is. A little over a year ago, I blogged about how the Associated Press reported an increase in construction in Israel’s West Bank settlements when housing starts had actually dropped.

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Australia argues the ICC should not be investigating the “situation in Palestine”

March 20, 2020 | Sharyn Mittelman

Australia has consistently argued that the ICC does not have jurisdiction to investigate alleged Israeli war crimes in the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem, because “Palestine” is not a sovereign state according to international law. 

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