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…
Dr. Jonathan Spyer in the Australian media
June 4, 2012
AIJAC guest Dr Jonathan Spyer has discussed Syria and the wider Middle East in recent appearances in the Australian media, including ABC Radio National, ABC News 24, Sky News, 2GB radio and lectures at the Sydney Institute and the Centre for Independent Studies. (links)
Dr Emanuele Ottolenghi in the Australasian media
March 29, 2012
AIJAC guest Dr Emanuele Ottolenghi’s recent appearances in the Australasian media, including ABC radio, Sky News and lectures at the Lowy Institute, the Australian Institute of International Affairs and the Centre for Independent Studies. (links)
Israeli PM Netanyahu speaks to the UN General Assembly
September 27, 2011
Ladies and gentlemen, Israel has extended its hand in peace from the moment it was established 63 years ago. On behalf of Israel and the Jewish people, I extend that hand again today. I extend it to the people of Egypt and Jordan, with renewed friendship for neighbors with whom we have made peace. I extend it to the people of Turkey, with respect and good will. I extend it to the people of Libya and Tunisia, with admiration for those trying to build a democratic future. I extend it to the other peoples of North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, with whom we want to forge a new beginning. I extend it to the people of Syria, Lebanon and Iran, with awe at the courage of those fighting brutal repression.
But most especially, I extend my hand to the Palestinian people, with whom we seek a just and lasting peace.
US President Obama’s speech to the UN General Assembly
September 27, 2011
Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen: I would like to talk to you about a subject that is at the heart of the United Nations – the pursuit of peace in an imperfect world.
War and conflict have been with us since the beginning of civilization. But in the first part of the 20th century, the advance of modern weaponry led to death on a staggering scale. It was this killing that compelled the founders of this body to build an institution that was focused not just on ending one war, but on averting others; a union of sovereign states that would seek to prevent conflict, while also addressing its causes.
PA President Abbas addresses the UN General Assembly
September 27, 2011
The Question Palestine is intricately linked with the United Nations via the resolutions adopted by its various organs and agencies and via the essential and lauded role of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East – UNRWA – which embodies the international responsibility towards the plight of Palestine refugees, who are the victims of Al-Nakba (Catastrophe) that occurred in 1948. We aspire for and seek a greater and more effective role for the United Nations in working to achieve a just and comprehensive peace in our region that ensures the inalienable, legitimate national rights of the Palestinian people as defined by the resolutions of international legitimacy of the United Nations.
Dr. Daniel Pipes on ABC Lateline [transcript]
August 22, 2011
AIJAC guest and Middle East expert Dr. Daniel Pipes appeared on ABC TV Lateline discussing Egypt, Syria and Libya, and was also interviewed by Brisbane Radio 4BC’s Gary Hardgrave.
Dr. Pipes says the transition in Egypt, the current violence in Israel and the fates of Syria and Libya all have uncertain and potentially bad outcomes.
Ehud Ya’ari on breaking developments in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Libya
April 15, 2011
In an exclusive interview with Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Ehud Ya’ari-Israel’s foremost expert on Arab Affairs, provides quick insights on seismic developments in Israel’s volatile neighborhood,including Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon and Libya. Why Hezbollah is quiet for now and what’s Hamas’ strategy in Gaza.