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We’re right to protect oil supplies against Iranian attack

Ensuring the free passage of the significant portion of Australia’s oil supply which is shipped through the Persian Gulf’s narrow Strait of Hormuz is obviously in our national interest.

Good Money after Bad: Why is Australia continuing to pour money into the UN’s...

Australia, which is one of UNRWA’s largest donors per capita, should consider joining its European counterparts in suspending its $20 million annual contribution to the agency, and instead investigate other channels to deliver a core package of humanitarian aid services for those in need

AIJAC guest James Kirchick on Iran, Russia and China [audio]

AIJAC guest and Brookings Institution fellow James Kirchick joined Brian Carlton on Tasmania Talks radio to discuss the behaviour of some of the world's...

Colin Rubenstein on the regional and global threat posed by Iran [audio]

AIJAC executive director Colin Rubenstein spoke with Brian Carlton on Tasmania Talks radio about the threats posed by Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah in the Middle East and further afield.

UN claims on Palestinian women invert the truth

The UN has produced another one of the anti-Israel absurdities for which it has become infamous. On July 23, the UN’s 54-nation Economic and Social Council voted 40-2, with 9 abstentions, to single out Israel as the only state in the world branded as a violator of women’s rights

Proscribing Hezbollah would serve two interests

It is in our national interes­t, given Australia’s reliance on a rules-based liberal international order and freedom of navigation, to contribute to US pressure on Iran. But first and foremost, to counter the ongoing terror threat posed by Hezbollah

The Palestinian Authority needs to get its priorities straight

Before dismissing the Bahrain proposal, perhaps the PA should have asked the Palestinian people, whom polls show are overwhelmingly concerned about economic and quality-of-life issues, if they would like to have improved education, job prospects, healthcare, electricity and water management?

World must keep pressure on Iran over nuclear deal

The announcement by Iran's President Hassan Rouhani that Iran is willing to re-enter negotiations over its nuclear program if crippling sanctions are removed is evidence the US-led effort to pressure Iran in renegotiating the deeply flawed 2015 nuclear deal is beginning to bear fruit.

Iran lied, of course, and remains a nuclear threat

Tehran’s recent announcements that it has stockpiled more than 300kg of enriched uranium, and that it plans to enrich uranium to a 5 per cent level — thus breaching the 2015 nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action — are hardly a surprise.

Truth was the collateral damage

This article was published in The Australian Jewish News on June 27 2019.   Todd Sampson is a former top advertising executive who certainly knows the...

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