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War between Armenia and Azerbaijan highlights Turkey–Israel tensions

November 26, 2020 | Oved Lobel

No matter how deeply embedded Israel is in Azerbaijan technologically, militarily and economically, Turkey’s influence there will likely always be greater.

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Interview: AIJAC’s Ahron Shapiro with SBS Radio’s Nitza Lowenstein on what a Biden Administration may mean for Israel, Iran and the Peace Process

November 16, 2020 | Ahron Shapiro

Ahron Shapiro: Shalom, I am Ahron Shapiro, a senior policy analyst at the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council.   Nitza…

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QAnon is more than a conspiracy

October 19, 2020 | Naomi Levin

Daily Telegraph, October 19 2020   This week, in a move described as a “hammer blow” to the QAnon movement…

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Israel in the Media: AIJAC’s Tzvi Fleischer speaks to J-AIR radio

October 13, 2020

AIJAC’s Dr. Tzvi Fleischer discusses ‘Israel in the Australian media’ with David Schulberg of the community radio program ‘The Israel Connexion’ on J-AIR radio and www.j-air.com.au. The discussion is based in part on reviewing and updating an article by Dr. Fleischer, titled ‘Israel in the Australian Media’, published in the Jewish Political Studies Review some years ago.

A media relationship that must end

October 8, 2020 | Judy Maynard

It is well past time for the relationships between Australia’s taxpayer-funded state broadcasters and a propaganda outlet for a repressive, pro-Islamist state to fully come to an end.  

Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi speaking at a virtual extraordinary Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting on September 30. (Courtesy of Indonesian Foreign Ministry)

Indonesia, the Palestinians and the new Middle East

October 5, 2020 | Colin Rubenstein

Indonesia could now take advantage of the OIC’s internal division over normalization with Israel and reassess, like so many others, its own policies on the matter

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UAE’s and Bahrain’s normalisation of relations with Israel could be an opportunity for Palestinians

September 30, 2020 | Jamie Hyams

Israel’s normalisation agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, signed on 15 September, signify a potentially tectonic shift in the Middle East and represent perhaps the greatest advance towards peace there in 25 years… Predictably, they have also been condemned by those who measure success in the region not by the welfare of its population, including the Palestinians, but by how bad things are for Israel.

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Russia’s quest to make itself indispensable in the Middle East

September 17, 2020 | Oved Lobel

Although it has neither the desire nor the financial or military capacity to actually displace the United States in the Middle East, Russia has become adept at planting itself firmly in the middle of crises and conflicts and establishing itself as an indispensable intermediary at relatively little cost.

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Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates fully normalise relations with Israel – ABC Radio interview

September 16, 2020

AIJAC’s Ahron Shapiro discussed the US-brokered diplomatic rapprochement between Israel and the United Arab and Emirates and Bahrain with ABC Newsradio’s Glen Bartholomew.

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Bridging the gulf to peace

September 15, 2020 | Sharyn Mittelman

The deals reflect a broader geopolitical realignment taking place – an already existing covert alliance of the US, Israel and Sunni Gulf nations against the threat represented by Iran and its proxies including terror group Hezbollah, due to Iran’s nuclear program and its destabilising activities across the region.

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