Factsheet: Myths and Facts about the growth of Israel’s West Bank settlements

Factsheet: Myths and Facts about the growth of Israel’s West Bank settlements

May 4, 2015 | AIJAC staff

A frequently repeated talking point on the Middle East is that Israeli building in settlements in the West Bank is supposedly taking up more and more land and making Palestinian statehood unviable…

These sorts of claims are based on a series of fundamental misunderstandings about the nature, scope and rate of Israeli building in West Bank settlements… This “fact sheet” presents some basic evidence to allow the discussion of Israeli settlements to take place on a factual and informed basis.

Audio: Dr. Colin Rubenstein on Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s visit to Iran

April 22, 2015

Dr. Colin Rubenstein discussed Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s visit to Iran with Steve Price and Andrew Bolt on Sydney radio 2GB on Monday April 20, 2015.

Dr. Colin Rubenstein discusses Australian Government decision on east Jerusalem

June 10, 2014

Dr. Colin Rubenstein appeared on “The World Today” (June 6) on ABC Radio discussing the Australian government’s decision to cease using the word “occupied” to describe east Jerusalem.

Submission on Freedom of Speech (Repeal of S.18C) Bill 2014

April 30, 2014

This document constitutes the submission by the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) to Attorney-General George Brandis regarding proposed amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (RDA)…

AIJAC maintains that the provisions of Part IIA of the RDA have worked effectively for nearly 20 years, and that there is not a compelling reason for repeal or wholesale reform. 

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Video: Ehud Yaari on Israel and the Middle East

January 15, 2013

Ehud Yaari addressed an AIJAC luncheon on Monday 14 January 2013 on the following topics:

  • Australia and Israel, including Woodside’s successful bid for developing Israel’s gas reserves
  • Israel’s elections
  • Egypt and challenges for the region
  • Syria
  • Israel, the Palestinians and the Two-State outcome
  • Iran’s march towards nuclear weapons capability and American and Israeli strategy
John Howard comments on Israel

John Howard comments on Israel, the Middle East

December 10, 2012

The former Prime Minister John Howard spoke at a dinner in Sydney conferring upon him AIJAC’s Distinguished Leadership Award, attended by 280 supporters on November 29.

He was introduced by AIJAC National Chairman Mark Leibler at the function MC’ed by AIJAC’s NSW Chairman Barry Smorgon, received his award from Frank Lowy and a vote of thanks from AIJAC Executive Director Dr Colin Rubenstein.

Dr. Tal Becker on ABC Radio National

Dr. Tal Becker on ABC Radio National

September 20, 2012

AIJAC guest Dr. Tal Becker, an Israeli senior political adviser and peace negotiator, was interviewed on ABC Radio National on Israel, Iran and the Arab Spring.

Dr. Daniel Pipes in the Australian media

Dr. Daniel Pipes in the Australian media

August 29, 2012

AIJAC guest Dr Daniel Pipes’ recent lectures and appearances in the Australia, including Sydney radio 2GB and the Centre for Independent Studies.

Dr. P R Kumaraswamy talks on the history of India-Israel relations

July 17, 2012

Dr. P R Kumaraswamy talks about the history of India-Israel relations, as part of an AIJAC Breakfast lecture held in Melbourne on July 16.

Dr. Kumaraswamy is a Professor with the Centre for West Asian Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India. He has studied Israel since 1982 and is the author of India’s Israel Policy, published by Columbia University Press in 2010.

Dr. Meir Litvak talks about the impact of the "Arab Spring" on Israel

Dr. Meir Litvak talks about the impact of the “Arab Spring” on Israel

July 6, 2012

Dr. Meir Litvak talks about the impact of the “Arab Spring” on Israel, as part of an AIJAC Breakfast lecture held in Melbourne on June 29.

Dr. Litvak is a senior researcher at the Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv University and a senior lecturer in its Middle Eastern Studies Department…

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