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If the reports of Hamas targeting vital infrastructure are true, it means Iran has likely sought to pass its formidable knowhow on to the group.
In the wake of the nearly 700 rockets fired into Israel over the weekend, killing 4 and injuring dozens of Israelis, the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) today condemned Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad for their "callous, obscene contempt for human life"
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.
The overthrow of Bashir in Sudan, and Algeria’s Bouteflika shortly before him, is being framed as part of the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings throughout the Middle East and North Africa. We can only hope they end better this time than they did in 2011.
On Monday, during a visit to Washington of Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu, US President Donald Trump signed a declaration on behalf of the US Government, recognising Israeli sovereignty on the Golan Heights. This Update deals with the background to this decision and why it has been widely welcomed in Israel, while also subject to international criticism.
Consumers of the media in Australia were adequately informed of the events of the last few days in Israel and the Palestinian territories -...