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Ed: 44: May/2019

US expert warns on Iran

Middle East security expert Dr Michael Doran believes the approach by most Western nations, including Australia and New Zealand, to the dangers posed by Iran and its proxies is inadequate.

Noted and Quoted – May 2019

On March 18, News columnists Andrew Bolt and Rita Panahi both highlighted how “Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former US president Bill Clinton, was confronted by activists at an interfaith vigil for the Christchurch terror victims who told her “the 49 people died because of the rhetoric you put out there.” 

Media Microscope: Height of Folly?

US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights on March 25 and Benjamin Netanyahu’s promise to extend sovereignty over West Bank settlements dominated coverage in the final weeks leading up to Israeli elections on April 9.

AIR New Zealand: Unity jarred by antisemitism

In the days and weeks following the massacre at the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre, which left 50 people dead and over 45 seriously injured, New Zealanders widely came together in unity... But, in the midst of all this, there were some discordant notes.

Asia Watch: The other side of the coin

Faced with intractable antagonism in much of the Middle East and cooling relations with many European Union countries, Israel has found a largely pragmatic Asia presenting new opportunities and huge new markets.

Greens problems with Israel and Jews worsen

Far from being peaceful supporters of the well-recognised right of the Palestinian people to have their own state one day, Members and Senators representing the Greens in the Commonwealth Parliament continue to openly advocate for boycotts against Israel, attend demonstrations alongside terrorism supporters, and use the language of some of the world’s ugliest Israel haters.

Behind the News – May 2019

The remains of IDF tank driver Sgt. First Class Zacharia Baumel, missing in Syria for 37 years, were repatriated and buried with honour at Jerusalem’s Mt. Herzl military cemetery. Baumel was captured in 1982 in Lebanon at the battle of Sultan Yaqoub.

Essay: The Golan Heights and international law

The norms used to adjudicate land claims and challenge Israel’s rights to the Golan are not only selectively applied, they are mutually incoherent – their real power is not as legal precedents but as political instruments. 

The Far-right in Election 2019

There are a number of far-right parties to be cautious of in the 2019 federal election including some whose extreme views are masked by their name.

Toe to Toe

AIJAC submitted a series of 12 policy questions to the campaigns of both Prime Minister Scott Morrison, leading the Liberal-National Coalition, and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, leading the Australian Labor Party (ALP), to help our readers and supporters make an informed decision as they go to the polls on May 18.