IUVM

The International Union of Virtual Media: The Long Arm of Iranian Propaganda

December 21, 2018 | Oved Lobel

The full extent of the IUVM has likely yet to be uncovered, but it has already proven far broader and more dangerous than initially believed.

Defence Minister of Syria, Iran and Russia.
Photo: Tasnim News Agency

Iran strengthened by Syria withdrawal and Mattis resignation

December 21, 2018 | Naomi Levin

Two significant developments out of the United States will have likely have implications for Middle East – including Israel’s – immediate and long-term security. Most importantly, they are likely to leave a dangerous space that will be perfect for Iran to fill.

Dr. Meimanat Hosseini-Chavoshi

Australian falls victim to Iranian crackdown on foreign dissidents and hostage-taking

December 10, 2018 | Oved Lobel

Aside from international terrorism, hostage-taking appears to be one of the Islamic Republic’s primary modes of interacting with the civilised world.

IHRA

A matter of definition: Why the IHRA working definition of antisemitism has become more important than ever

December 3, 2018 | Mirah Teichtahl

A new CNN survey has once again put antisemitism into the news headlines. According to the survey of 7000 people across seven European countries, as many as 25% of Europeans have traditional antisemitic attitudes.

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ABC gets Lebanon border wall story completely backwards

November 29, 2018 | Oved Lobel

Turning a story about Israeli defensive measures against organisations sworn to its destruction and a complex issue like Ghajar into a story principally about alleged Israeli aggression and occupation – without speaking to a single Israeli –  is sadly all too typical of much recent Middle Eastern coverage by the ABC.

Omran

Sheikh Omran and ASWJ tied to terror – again

November 16, 2018 | AIJAC staff

Following the terror incident at Bourke Street in Melbourne, a familiar and highly problematic voice appointed himself to speak on behalf of Muslims in response – Sheikh Mohammed Omran, the emir of the Hume Islamic Youth Centre (HIYC) at Coolaroo

Liwa Fatemiyoun

Afghanistan: The Forgotten Front Against Iran

November 16, 2018 | Oved Lobel

While rarely discussed in the context of containing or rolling back Iranian regional influence and terrorism sponsorship, the war in Afghanistan is in fact an essential element of any coherent strategy to do so.

Israeli civilian bus destroyed by a Hamas anti-tank missile

Fast Facts: Latest major outbreak of violence between Israel and Gaza

November 13, 2018 | AIJAC staff

Up to 400 rockets and mortars have been fired by Hamas and other terrorist groups into Israel over the past 24 hours. About 60 were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome defence syste.

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Morrison’s Mid-East announcements: the wash-up

November 5, 2018 | Naomi Levin

The dust finally seems to have settled on Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s recent Middle East announcements and it is now possible to take a clear view.

The Greens reject suggestions that Australia should recognise west Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Till they’re Green in the face

October 19, 2018 | Naomi Levin

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement that Australia would consider recognising west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and east Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state has left Greens senators seething.

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