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The opportunity of Trump’s “deal of the century”

While no one expected Trump’s deal would result in an overnight breakthrough, the plan could plant the seeds of hope for a new fruitful dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians for a number of reasons.

What’s on the table in Donald’s deal?

US President Donald Trump’s long-awaited “deal of the century” peace plan will not satisfy both sides’ maximalist positions and fudges some of the detail, but does provide some innovative proposals to ensure Israel’s security needs.

Jeremy Jones interviewed about antisemitism on ABC Radio “PM”

AIJAC's Jeremy Jones was interviewed on ABC radio's PM program on January 14 on antisemitism

Time to push for new Iran nuclear deal

An edited version of this article appeared in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald on Jan. 10, 2020. Amidst the high stakes drama that is...

The killing of arch-terrorist Soleimani changes the regional rules of the game

An edited version of this article appeared in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald on January 10, 2020. The US drone attack that killed Iranian...

Calling for a one-state solution in Israel and Palestine is calling for a bloodbath

Claims that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's recent statement that Israeli settlements are not, per se, inconsistent with international law has killed the two-state solution, as Crispin Hull argued on these pages last month, misrepresent both history and current day realities.

AIJAC’s Ahron Shapiro talks Israeli elections on ABC radio

AIJAC's Ahron Shapiro discussed the latest twists and turns in Israel's attempt to form a government. After two elections and months of negotiations, the...

Education is at the heart of tackling antisemitism

What more can be done to counter antisemitism at schools?  That question reverberated around Australia this past month as many were shocked to hear of appalling antisemitic bullying.  

Fatah and Hamas are allowed to keep this horror film playing

The chilling words by veteran Hamas official Fathi Hammad at a rally in Gaza last July urging Palestinians to kill Jews, not Israelis, is easily found on YouTube. I don’t know if these words appear in the Palestinian Film Festival that Greg Barns encouraged readers to attend in his recent piece blaming Israel for poverty in Gaza.

Truth, Hebron and “Breaking the Silence”

The left-wing Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence (BtS), the subject of a story by journalist Terry Plane in these pages last month, is by its own admission, a political organisation that seeks to “change” the “policy of government”.