Israel holding firm against Iranian-backed attacks
August 17, 2022 | Oved Lobel
Earlier this month, Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) leader Ziyad al-Nakhala toured Iran to meet his patrons, including Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Hossein Salami
AIJAC’s Colin Rubenstein quoted in The Australian on Australia’s condemnation of UN Human Rights Council antisemitism
August 5, 2022
The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council said Mr Kothari’s comments had underscored that “this blatantly biased inquiry disgraces the whole UN system”.
Be wary of Iran, silent partner in the anti-West club
July 21, 2022 | Oved Lobel
Australia and its allies do not have the luxury of focusing on Russia or China alone, and they certainly don’t have the luxury of ignoring Iran.
Stability is at stake
July 4, 2022 | Colin Rubenstein
Despite the government’s short lifespan, there is no disputing the fact this political experiment achieved some positive and important outcomes. The experiment was principally about Israeli identity. The eight different parties in the unwieldy coalition stood for ideologies covering the entire political spectrum from left to right.
AIJAC’s Ahron Shapiro and Ran Porat interviewed on Israeli political developments on ABC NewsRadio
June 22, 2022 | Ahron Shapiro, Ran Porat
AIJAC’s Ahron Shapiro and Ran Porat were interviewed on Israeli political developments on ABC NewsRadio on June 21
Israel and the UN: How the world’s only Jewish state has been scapegoated
June 17, 2022 | Ahron Shapiro
Australia stands up for human rights, and the pursuit of human rights demands consistency, and fairness for all. This was the message Australia’s Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva Amanda Gorely… as she reiterated Australia’s continuing opposition to that body’s recently launched, unprecedented permanent Commission of Inquiry (COI) into Israel.
The Far-Right foreign fighter threat that wasn’t
June 16, 2022 | Oved Lobel
While the situation needs to be monitored, it is deeply irresponsible to suggest that the war in Ukraine is in any way comparable to Afghanistan and Syria in terms of creating a transnational terrorist threat. This not only misrepresents the scope and nature of this alleged phenomenon in Ukraine… but also distracts from the actual far-Right threat of murderous meme terrorism by self-radicalized, unaffiliated actors emerging from toxic digital ecosystems.
Making sense of the new political landscape
May 27, 2022 | Jamie Hyams
Overall, despite concerns, pro-Israel and Jewish Australians will be hoping this incoming Government and Parliament will remain friendly, and any problematic changes will be a matter of degree
University of Melbourne exposes BDS’s lies and extremism
May 18, 2022 | Allon Lee
Greg Barns’ support for Melbourne University’s Student Union’s (UMSU) inflammatory April 29 resolution that the University subsequently condemned as antisemitic is concerning. His accusation that the University impinged on students’ freedom of speech is absurd given the motion’s extreme language.
Climate of concern over independent candidates
May 12, 2022 | Jamie Hyams
Of course, the Climate 200 candidates and staff are far from alone in this election when it comes to showing hostility to Israel or making inappropriate comments about Hitler. However, it is important to consider this history when deciding whether to vote for them or give financial support to Climate 200, especially given their potential to hold the balance of power.