Yuval Rotem

Senior Israeli diplomat Yuval Rotem explains UAE triumph to AIJAC webinar

August 21, 2020 | AIJAC staff

The latest guest for the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) in its Live Online series of webinars was Yuval Rotem, the recently retired Director-General of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a former Ambassador to Australia, among many other senior roles.

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A fortnight that has transformed the Middle East

August 20, 2020 | Allon Lee

Two explosions – one literal, the other political – have rocked the Middle East in quick succession over the past fortnight, with profound consequences.

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China-Iran deal shows folly of ending UN arms embargo on Iran

August 6, 2020 | Colin Rubenstein

Australia, together with its Western partners, should lend all diplomatic support to US efforts to extend the arms embargo on Iran and, given the latest IAEA findings, look for ways to increase pressure on Iran over its dangerous nuclear program and the threat it represents to international peace and security.

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WHO’s unhealthy attitude towards Israel

July 23, 2020 | Judy Maynard

The WHO has a vitally important role in improving world health. While it discharges much of its work effectively, it suffers from a long and lamentably politicised record, including on Israel, as critics are increasingly noting. 

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Black Lives Matter and the scourge of anti-semitism

July 16, 2020 | Ahron Shapiro

The murder of unarmed black man George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer on 25 May set off massive protests that spread around the world and awakened sympathies of people of all ethnicities, including world Jewry.

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A so-called Israeli “annexation” might provide Palestinians with an opportunity

July 10, 2020 | Ahron Shapiro

We have seen concern in Canberra about the intent of the Israeli government to extend sovereignty to parts of the West Bank, in accordance with the current US peace plan.

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‘No wonder Jewish groups are wary of BLM’

July 9, 2020 | Ahron Shapiro

There is no need to choose between fighting the racial injustice addressed by Black Lives Matter and supporting Israel’.

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Israel and Iran: ‘Cyber winter is coming’

June 26, 2020 | Oved Lobel

Hacking for harassment and espionage purposes has been common for decades, but this trend of adversaries attempting to damage one another’s civilian infrastructure is likely to become an increasingly common aspect of declared and undeclared conflict.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks after a meeting of the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

Abbas’ role in stalling the peace process must not go ignored

June 17, 2020 | Allon Lee

As the longest-serving democratically elected leader of his people, one might have hoped he would not keep squandering so many opportunities to end the 100-year-old conflict

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Trump plan may bring Palestinian state closer

June 3, 2020 | Jamie Hyams

The Trump peace plan, with provisions allowing Israeli moves in the West Bank, not only doesn’t prevent a Palestinian state, but may make one more likely.

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