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Video: Colin Rubenstein on proposed changes to Section 18C – Sky News

March 24, 2017

AIJAC Executive Director Dr Colin Rubenstein appeared on Sky News to discuss the Government’s proposed changes to the wording of Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act

When Bibi met Vladimir: Israel

When Bibi met Vladimir: Israel, Russia, and Iran

March 20, 2017 | Shmuel Levin

Earlier this month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Russia for discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin. As Putin noted in the leaders’ joint press conference, Israel and Russia have “established very close and very confidential contact” in recent years and the two leaders “meet on a regular basis and are constantly in touch by telephone”. This visit came against the backdrop of an increased Russian presence throughout the region.

AIJAC's involvement in Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's historic visit to Australia

AIJAC’s involvement in Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s historic visit to Australia

March 17, 2017

AIJAC is very proud of the official role played by our National Chairman Mark Leibler AC in the two major public functions featured during Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s official state visit – the first by a sitting Israeli PM – last month.

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Video: Dr Colin Rubenstein on Netanyahu visit to Australia – Sky News

March 15, 2017

AIJAC Executive Director Dr Colin Rubenstein discusses Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu’s visit to Australia with Chris Kenny on Sky News

Woodside-Leviathan deal moves ahead in a milestone for Australia-Israel ties

A new milestone – Israel begins exporting gas

March 9, 2017 | Shmuel Levin

Whilst Israel has long bemoaned its scarcity of natural resources, now, for the first time in its almost 70 years of existence, Israel has quietly begun exporting natural gas to other countries.

Reports: Netanyahu has secretly been advancing regional peace plan

Reports: Netanyahu has secretly been advancing regional peace plan

March 9, 2017 | Ahron Shapiro

Since taking office in 2009, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has often been criticised in the media for supposedly not doing enough to promote peace with the Palestinians and ultimately being responsible for the lack of progress in the peace process.

However, in recent days, new reports in the US foreign policy magazine, The American Interest, and Israel’s left-leaning Ha’aretz daily have emerged detailing backchannel negotiations and discreet peace initiatives that Netanyahu and his emissaries have been making with – not only the Palestinians – but Egypt and a number of Arab states.

 

Aspects of past and present Israeli-Palestinian relations

March 9, 2017

This Update looks at some important new articles on various aspects of past Israeli-Palestinian relations – including both ongoing problems and threats, as well as recent peace negotiations.

“Settlements Bob” At It Again: A fisking

“Settlements Bob” At It Again: A fisking

March 8, 2017 | Gareth Narunsky

Former Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr’s well-known obsession with Israeli settlements – while completely ignoring Palestinian intransigence, rejectionism and incitement – has reared its ugly and ill-informed head once again.

Netanyahu down-under: The view from Israel’s press

Netanyahu down-under: The view from Israel’s press

March 3, 2017 | Shmuel Levin

As noted by Jerusalem Post journalist Herb Keinon, Israel often devotes much of its diplomatic energy towards its European critics, relative to that afforded towards good friends like Australia. As such, the recent visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Australia, a strong friend of Israel, gave the media a chance to focus on a change to this modus operandi.

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Video: Colin Rubenstein on 18C on SkyNews

March 2, 2017

Dr Colin Rubenstein responds to the report of the Parliamentary Inquiry into Free Speech and the role of clause 18C

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