One of two tankers attacked in the Persian Gulf on June 13. 

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Factsheet – Attacks on two tankers in the Persian Gulf

June 14, 2019 | AIJAC staff

AIJAC has compiled a short report on what we know so far about the attack on two oil tankers in the Persian Gulf.

Netanyahu welcomes Modi in Hindi as he arrives in Israel for historic visit

India/Israel ties look promising in Modi’s second term

June 14, 2019 | Sarah Jacobs

Responsible for improved relations with Israel, India’s PM Narendra Modi has just been elected for a second term. Israel should expect continued cooperation, especially in the fields of technology, agriculture, weaponry and counter-terrorism efforts.

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Jamal Rifi, anti-normalisation and the campaign to prevent Israelis being treated as “human”

June 13, 2019 | Judy Maynard

The widely-reported attacks on Lebanese-Australian Doctor Jamal Rifi’s involvement in an apolitical charity that helps critically-ill Palestinian children and improves the training of Palestinian medical staff have exposed the ugliness underlying the Palestinian-led “anti-normalisation” campaign against Israel.

Former Labor minister Melissa Parke speaking at a WA Labor Friends of Palestine event in Perth in May 2019.

As Parke doubles down on “Israel Lobby” accusations, ALP needs to be wary

June 7, 2019 | Naomi Levin

Melissa Parke remains a leading member of WA Labor Friends of Palestine. Her influence, limited though it may be, should not be allowed to degrade her party’s long-time support for strong ties between Australia and Israel.

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Israel mourns ‘First Lady’ Nechama Rivlin

June 5, 2019 | AIJAC staff

Nechama Rivlin, the wife of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, died of complications on June 4 following a lung transplant earlier this year after a long struggle with pulmonary fibrosis. She was 73.

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Revealed: A more sophisticated side of Iranian online propaganda operations

June 3, 2019 | Oved Lobel

if Iranian fabrications can spark Pakistani nuclear threats against Israel and be cited by Israeli politicians like Yair Lapid, how many likes or follows they receive may be beside the point.

Al Quds Day Melbourne in 2016.

Expect antisemitism, terror support at local Al Quds Day rallies

May 31, 2019 | Naomi Levin

Al Quds Day rallies will shortly be held in Melbourne and Sydney. These events are hosted and addressed by Australians who openly support the Iranian Government’s extreme agenda and Iran’s militant proxy Hezbollah.

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Ahron Shapiro on new Israeli elections

May 31, 2019

AIJAC Senior Policy Analyst Ahron Shapiro spoke to Glen Bartholomew of ABC News Radio about the background to the calling of new Israeli elections. 

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Eyal Kaminka of the Yad Vashem Museum on resurgent antisemitism

May 30, 2019

Dr. Eyal Kaminka is Director of International School for Holocaust Studies at the Yad Vashem Museum in Israel. He was interviewed by Rafael Epstein on the “Drive” show on 774 ABC Melbourne on 28 May 2019.

NZ Labour backbencher Duncan Webb (centre) has been publicly advocating for BDS, while his party, led by PM Jacinda Ardern, remains silent.

NZ Government should stand up to MP bringing them down

May 30, 2019 | David Cumin & Naomi Levin

New Zealand’s Labour Member for Christchurch Central Dr Duncan Webb is not only out of touch with his own party’s policy, he is out of touch with mainstream opinion around the world.

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