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Fast Facts: Latest major outbreak of violence between Israel and Gaza

Up to 400 rockets and mortars have been fired by Hamas and other terrorist groups into Israel over the past 24 hours. About 60 were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome defence syste.

Behind the News – November 2018

Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu, speaking at the UN General Assembly, outlined accusations that Iran was maintaining a secret atomic warehouse just outside Teheran, near Shourabad. 

Gaza and the Rockets of October

Woken up at 3:39 AM by a rocket-alert siren that travelled through Beersheva’s empty streets, the single-mother of three rushed upstairs to the bedrooms of her kids, ran with them downstairs to the flat’s safe room. Barely a second later, a rocket pierced the façade of her two-story unit...

Yossi Kuperwasser on Jerusalem, Gaza and Iran

Brig. Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser of the Jerusalem Centre for Public Affairs discusses the Jerusalem embassy issue, Gaza border unrest, Iran and the nuclear deal.

AIR New Zealand: Missing in action

Wellington has yet to condemn Hamas’ rocket attacks or other actions. This has the New Zealand Jewish community and supporters of Israel worried. 

Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security on...

AIJAC made a submission to the Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence and Security into the relisting of the Hamas’ Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades (Hamas Brigades) as a terrorist organisation by the Australian Government.

Life under a rocket barrage

There are no more than 15 seconds from the moment the rocket warning siren sounds until a projectile impacts on the city, during which residents have to get themselves – and their families – into bomb shelters or reinforced rooms in their homes.

Behind the News – September 2018

ROCKETS AND TERROR More than 180 rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel on Aug. 8 and 9, 30 of which were downed by Israel’s...

Five months of Gaza turmoil

Hamas’ desire to terrorise Israel and thus be relevant, and the fact that Iran is also funding Hamas and wants it to be a thorn in Israel’s side, is part of a larger struggle in which each side seeks some strategic gain...

Truce or Consequences

Israel does have a short to medium term strategy for Gaza, which like most other strategies contains inherent contradictions and has to be relevant in an extremely complex situation.

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