Greens miss the mark with antisemitism policy
November 26, 2021 | Naomi Levin
In November, the Australian Greens released a policy on fighting antisemitism. It is, to AIJAC’s knowledge, the first standalone antisemitism policy from any Australian political party.
Iranian Kittens in Cyberspace
November 25, 2021 | Oved Lobel
In May 2020, Yigal Unna, head of Israel’s National Cyber Directorate, declared that “Cyber winter is coming and coming faster than even I suspected” after an Iranian cyberattack against water infrastructure in Israel; in July 2021, he announced “Cyber winter is here.”
Bennett-Lapid Gov’t passes budget, boosts Arab and Druze sectors
November 5, 2021 | Ahron Shapiro
Israel’s first budget in three years received final Knesset approval on Friday morning, Israel time, ensuring the longevity of the Unity…
PA apparently seeks to get Palestinian residents evicted in Sheikh Jarrah
November 4, 2021 | Ahron Shapiro
Readers will probably recall that one of the purported triggers for the May explosion of violence between Israel and terrorists in Gaza, initiated by Hamas, was a property dispute in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of Jerusalem.
There is ample evidence banned Palestinian NGOs are PFLP-affiliated
October 26, 2021 | Ran Porat
On Friday, Oct. 22, Israel banned six Palestinian NGOs – Addameer, Al Haq, Bisan Center, Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCI-P), Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) and the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees (UPWC) – based on their direct affiliation with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
Some points everyone should understand about John Lyons’ new booklet, “Dateline Jerusalem: Journalism’s Toughest Assignment”
October 25, 2021 | Allon Lee, Tzvi Fleischer
The checklist below highlights only a few of the more egregious claims made about AIJAC by John Lyons, the former Middle East correspondent for the Australian and current ABC Executive Editor of News and Head of Investigative Journalism, in his new booklet “Dateline Jerusalem: Journalism’s Toughest Assignment”.
From football to Facebook: European antisemitism strategy impresses
October 12, 2021 | Naomi Levin
The European Commission has published its first comprehensive blueprint to stop antisemitism, called the “EU Strategy on Combating Antisemitism and Fostering Jewish Life” (2021-2030). It is a remarkably comprehensive strategy, which, if implemented, will show a serious commitment to protecting Jewish people and Jewish life in Europe.
What Everyone Thinks They Know About the Yemen War is Wrong
October 11, 2021 | Oved Lobel
Whatever the complexities of the conflict, the primary culprit in the suffering of Yemenis and the continuation of the war is the fanatic, revolutionary brutality of Ansar Allah and its Iranian backers, not Saudi Arabia.
Lyons’ blatant twisting of an email demonstrates the shallowness and unprofessionalism of his latest monograph
October 7, 2021 | Jamie Hyams
Sometimes the veracity of a piece of writing can be easily assessed from the way one source document is used, or misused. This is certainly the case with John Lyons’ latest publication, Dateline Jerusalem: Journalism’s toughest assignment.
Three UN General Assembly Speeches – Iran, the PA and Israel
October 1, 2021 | Oved Lobel
Every September, the UN Assembly is addressed by most of the world’s national leaders. Below is AIJAC’s analysis of this year’s speeches by three of those leaders – Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli PM Naftali Bennett.