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Understanding Bibi’s controversial campaign pledge on the Jordan Valley

Election promises should always be taken with a grain of salt, but especially Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s promise on September 10 to extend...

Australia’s security chiefs highlight benefits of intel sharing with Israel

Retiring ASIO Director-General of Security Duncan Lewis recently addressed the Lowy Institute and reflected on the importance of exchanging information on security threats with...

Cine File: Shallow Dive

The tale of how Israeli Mossad agents and thousands of Ethiopian Jews risked their lives to come to Israel is a story that deserves to be told. Unfortunately, this film is only “inspired” by true events, rather than “based on true events”

Netanyahu’s Quest for 61

It’s less than a month to Israel’s election, so maybe it’s time to play the game “How Binyamin Netanyahu Loses.” In July, he surpassed David Ben-Gurion to become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister. After September 17, it could be all over. Well, could it?

AIR New Zealand: Misinformation Confrontation

Government agencies in democratic countries should provide factual, unbiased information to those accessing their services. Yet, just recently, New Zealand’s immigration department failed to meet that standard in spectacular fashion. 

Behind the News – September 2019

  Rocket and terror report The informal ceasefire understanding reached between Israel and Hamas under Egyptian auspices in May largely continues to hold, though with signs...

Essay: Bridging the Gulf

States that once were viewed as existential enemies are now potential partners for peace. As one of the most critical economic and geopolitical locations in the world, the Gulf States have stepped up to play a pivotal role in combatting Iranian hostility. 

Israel’s strategy for confronting the Iranian military buildup to its North

Last weekend saw four separate attacks on Iran-linked targets in Lebanon. Syria and Iraq which many sources have attributed to Israel. This Update follows up by looking at the broader implications of recent events in terms of Israel's general strategy for confronting the build-up of Iranian-affiliated forces, bases and military manufacturing capabilities in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq. 

Ten wildcards which could decide the election

Elections are always unpredictable, and all the more so in Israel. As Golda Meir famously once quipped to American President Richard Nixon, “You are the president of 150 million Americans; I am the prime minister of six million prime ministers.” 

Factsheet: Alleged Israeli attacks on Iranian-linked targets over recent days

Over the last few days, there have been four attacks against sites in Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq which have been attributed to Israeli forces.

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