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ICC continues its “lawfare” against Israel

It was no big surprise, but certainly a disappointment, that the International Criminal Court (ICC) rejected credible legal opinion and recommended Palestine be treated as a state under international law. 

AIJAC urges Australia to join Germany in banning Hezbollah

AIJAC welcomes the German government decision to join a growing list of countries that proscribe the entirety of Hezbollah as a terrorist group, and again urges the Australian government to seriously reconsider its stance on the organisation.

Hezbollah and Australia

Hezbollah is a Lebanese Shi’ite Muslim political party, militia, transnational terrorist and organised crime group. Australia only designates Hezbollah’s “External Security Organisation (ESO)” as a terrorist organisation, despite its closest allies agreeing that Hezbollah in its entirety poses a danger. 

Gaza and the misuse of the coronavirus emergency 

Australian and international apologists for Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and other Islamist groups operating in the Gaza Strip are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to launch a propaganda campaign against Israel under the guise of humanitarian concern for the people of Gaza. 

Opposition Leader Albanese’s Passover message

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has greetings to the Jewish community ahead of Pesach (Passover)

PM Morrison’s Passover message

At a time when we face great challenges, the festival of Passover has special meaning. This year it has a poignancy with many grandparents and grandchildren not able to be with each other for the Seder. 

Noted and Quoted – April 2020

Age/Sydney Morning Herald reporter Sherryn Groch’s online article (March 18) on global efforts to slow the coronavirus’s spread stated that “China, Iran and Israel are deploying their notoriously invasive surveillance networks, including tracking phones, to keep tabs on people under isolation and close in on suspected cases.” Including Israel with China and Iran is unfair.

Australia and Israel at the United Nations

Australia and Israel have worked together in the United Nations going back prior to the establishment of the modern state of Israel in 1948. 

Focus on the Australian far-right

The threat posed by those holding extreme right-wing views has been growing in Australia. It is now second only to the terrorist threat posed by Sunni Islamists, such as ISIS.

Media Microscope: Know Way

The publication of journalist Sophie McNeill’s memoir We Can’t Say We Didn’t Know, focusing on her time as the ABC’s Jerusalem-based Middle East correspondent, saw her in the media spotlight but seldom having to answer challenging questions.

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