What we know about the major Israeli-Iranian exchange of fire in and around Syria overnight

What we know about the major Israeli-Iranian exchange of fire in and around Syria overnight

May 10, 2018 | AIJAC staff

According to the Israeli military sources, in the early hours of Thursday (May 10), the Al-Quds forces of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) fired around 20 rockets from inside Syria at Israeli targets. The Iranians used MLRS (multiple launch rocket systems), possibly the Fajr 5, of either Iranian or Russian make….

The IDF responded very strongly, hitting a long list of Iranian targets deep inside Syria with airstrikes, in what Israeli officials defined as the largest in scale “since it signed on a disengagement agreement with Syria in May 1974″…

Macron’s Australia visit shows he “gets it” on the flaws of the JCPOA

Macron’s Australia visit shows he “gets it” on the flaws of the JCPOA

May 4, 2018 | Naomi Levin

In an update to our earlier article published in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, the future of the Iran nuclear deal was indeed prominently discussed during French President Emmanuel Macron’s Australian visit.

The silence over the Palestinians of Syria

The silence over the Palestinians of Syria

May 1, 2018 | Ahron Shapiro and AIJAC Staff

The ISIS-held Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in southern Damascus has been bombed into submission by the Assad regime, without regard to civilian human life. Where is the outrage – even among many Palestinians?

Pro-settlement MK laments: Netanyahu is slowing construction in settlements

Pro-settlement MK laments: Netanyahu is slowing construction in settlements

April 30, 2018 | Ahron Shapiro

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been reducing approvals of construction within the settlements, according to Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel from the right-wing Jewish Home party, Ynet reported on April 26.

Palestinian incitement highlights Nazi themes

Palestinian incitement highlights Nazi themes

April 20, 2018 | AIJAC staff

In a chilling instance of timing, the Jewish World noted Holocaust (Shoah) memorial day this week, just as Holocaust denial and other Nazi-related themes featured prominently in Palestinian incitement against Israel in recent weeks.

Cash-strapped Jordan may yet fully embrace Israel peace dividend

Cash-strapped Jordan may yet fully embrace Israel peace dividend

April 16, 2018 | Ahron Shapiro

Nearly a quarter-century since signing a peace agreement with Israel, there are increasing signs that Jordan is ready to fully embrace the economic dividend the peace agreement promised but has, until now, failed to fully deliver to its economy.

 

Green money behind Palestinian causes

Green money behind Palestinian causes

April 13, 2018 | Naomi Levin

In the past 12 months, Greens Senators Lee Rhiannon and Janet Rice have declared five donations to a range of groups and individuals that actively advocate for boycotts against Israel, refuse to acknowledge Palestinian aggression against Israelis and accuse Israel of “massacring” Palestinians.

An ABC platform for a well-known antisemitic crank

An ABC platform for a well-known antisemitic crank

April 5, 2018 | Oved Lobel

With special sensitivity and acumen, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation decided to kick off the Passover and Easter holidays, a time historically associated with anti-Jewish blood libels, by inviting the almost comically antisemitic Reverend Stephen Sizer, former Vicar of Christ Church, Virginia Water, Surrey, onto its Radio National “Breakfast” program on March 30 – Good Friday –  to discuss Christian Zionism and Israel.

Australians MPs speak out in honour of Israel’s 70th

Australians MPs speak out in honour of Israel’s 70th, remember Evian mistakes

March 28, 2018 | Oved Lobel

In honour of Israel’s forthcoming 70th anniversary, Government Member Stuart Robert moved a motion in Parliament on February 28, in the lead up to the 80th anniversary of the Evian Conference on the plight of Jewish refugees, to officially apologise for Australia’s position on persecuted Jews in 1938

US cuts funds to the Palestinian Authority over its "pay to slay": Should Australia follow suit?

US cuts funds to the Palestinian Authority over its “pay to slay”: Should Australia follow suit?

March 27, 2018 | Sharyn Mittelman

The US Congress officially passed the Taylor Force Act on March 23, which requires that the US halt its funding to the Palestinian Authority (PA) if the latter refuses to end its “martyr” compensation scheme, which provides lifetime monthly stipends to convicted terrorists relative to their sentences and to the families of slain terrorists. It was part of a large US$1.3 trillion budget Bill that US President Donald Trump signed into law after passing Congress.

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