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Israel set to delay budget, dodge new elections

August 12, 2020 | Ahron Shapiro

Israel’s emergency national unity government, just three months old, appears to be navigating its way through a major coalition crisis…

Iranian TV recently aired a video entitled "COVID-1948" which compares Israel to the coronavirus (Credit: Channel 2 (Iran)).

The latest Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories from the Middle East and far right

August 10, 2020 | Jack Gross

Whether assigning blame to the West for the creation and spread of the virus or blaming Israel, the Middle Eastern media has continued to be a source of harmful claims. Meanwhile, the far-right has also been a major source of antisemitic conspiracy theories linking the outbreak of the virus to a Jewish plot…

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Mapping a terrorist empire: New Hezbollah resource again makes the case for Australia to ban the Lebanese group

August 7, 2020 | Oved Lobel

The first thing that strikes  viewers  is just how active Hezbollah has been outside Lebanon, including in Southeast Asia and Australia.   

Australia’s ambassador to Iran, Ms. Lyndall Sachs, with the Chairman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission in the Iranian parliament, Mojtaba Zolnour

Australia’s parliament does not need “parliamentary friendship” with Iran’s Majlis

August 4, 2020 | AIJAC staff, Tzvi Fleischer

On July 19, Australia’s ambassador to Iran, Ms. Lyndall Sachs, met with the Chairman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission in the Majlis (Iran’s parliament), Mojtaba Zolnour.

Dr. Abd Al-Roof Higazi and Lab Manager Suhair Abdeen at Hadassah University Medical Center have made important discoveries that may improve coronavirus treatment (Credit: Israel21c).

Israeli Innovation, International Partnerships and Coronavirus: An Update

August 1, 2020 | Jack Gross

As AIJAC has previously reported (see here and here), Israel has responded to the coronavirus as it has responded to…

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas with Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2017 (image: Yuri Kochetkov)

Russia Intrudes Into the Palestinian Arena

July 30, 2020 | Oved Lobel

Although Russia is far too weak economically and militarily to actually displace the United States or resolve any crises, it can easily establish itself as a key stakeholder in the conflict as it has in Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. 

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.

Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro meets Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei in 2016

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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