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An untruth about the IHRA antisemitism definition

December 9, 2021 | Tzvi Fleischer

If you read someone claiming that “seven of the 11 examples” in the IHRA definition are about criticism of Israel, you should immediately recognise that the person making that claim either has not read it or else is being deliberately disingenuous. 

A US soldier patrols with Afghan soldiers in the village of Yawez in Wardak province, Afghanistan, 17 February 2010 (credit: U.S. Army, Flickr).

The Afghanistan retreat: We may soon be recalling why we went there in the first place.

December 8, 2021 | Tzvi Fleischer

The Afghanistan retreat will be viewed in Israel as a serious and significant strategic setback that is likely to make the Jewish state less secure. Nonetheless, there is some hope that with the prudent policies and a bit of luck, at least some of the strategic lemons coming out of Afghanistan may be turned into lemonade in the form of an acceleration, consolidation and expansion of a burgeoning Israel-Sunni Arab regional security alliance.

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A Plan B on Iranian nukes is now a necessity

December 8, 2021 | Colin Rubenstein

Canberra should take advantage of the opportunity created by its new trilateral AUKUS security partnership to urge the US, UK and others negotiating with Iran to urgently develop a strong backup plan to the Vienna talks  – which are likely to fail, and cannot resolve the Iranian nuclear danger even if a return to the obsolete JCPOA is achieved.

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The Taliban are losing the fight against Islamic State

December 6, 2021 | Oved Lobel

On paper, the Taliban have every advantage against IS-K; in practice, there’s no evidence that their take-no-prisoners campaign has affected IS-K to any great extent.

Tehran’s Russian Connection

December 3, 2021 | Oved Lobel

Often dubbed the “resistance axis,” the IRGC is no ordinary national army but the vanguard of a multinational Islamic revolution—a supranational monolith whose nerve center is located in Iran… Occasional pragmatic feats notwithstanding, the Islamic Republic has never moderated its long-term ambition to substitute a broad theocracy for the existing regional (indeed global) political order.

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A matter of patience: Tehran’s nuclear timeline versus Washington’s

November 23, 2021 | Ran Porat

The regime has been trying to break the economic siege by aligning itself with China and Russia and by illegally exporting oil to China and Venezuela. At the same time, it markets the ‘resistance economy’ as the rationale for the prolonged suffering of the Iranian people (though most Iranians see through this lie).

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Why we must call out Holocaust distortion

November 22, 2021 | Naomi Levin

There is a name for the comparisons used by anti-lockdown protesters to Holocaust tropes –  Holocaust distortion – and there is a case to be made for governments of all levels to do more to stamp it out.

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Six Palestinian NGOs are supporting terrorist group PFLP – Ran Porat on J-AIR

November 4, 2021 | AIJAC staff

AIJAC’s Ran Porat discussed Israel’s decision to ban six Palestinian NGOs who are linked to and supporting terrorist group the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine on J-Air, November 3 2021.

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Australia embracing the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s Working Definition of Anti-Semitism

November 2, 2021 | Jeremy Jones

Now that the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Anti-Semitism has been “embraced”, the challenge will be to ensure it is applied in ways which will ensure robust and informed debate on public policy matters, while providing recourse for victims of anti-Semitism.

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Lyons’ claims laughable if not so insidious

October 14, 2021 | Allon Lee, Tzvi Fleischer

Lyons absurdly paints AIJAC as having “unadulterated power” – more power than former prime ministers or any other Australian lobby group. Apparently, we outgun the ACTU, the Business Council of Australia, GetUp, and the National Farmers’ Federation. He is so eager to denounce AIJAC, he violates journalism’s basic principles.

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