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Barak: Coping with Palestinians’ unreadiness for peace

The Palestinians aren’t ready to make peace and Israel can’t force them to, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak told an AIJAC media luncheon. In the meantime, he said, Israel should develop a sensible settlement policy aimed at protecting the two-state option and retaining settlement blocs...

Editorial: Refugees Forever?

The Trump Administration’s moves are clearly intended to pressure the Palestinian leadership, and transform a frozen and unpropitious status quo. While that may feel threatening to many Palestinians, it also provides an opportunity to improve future Palestinian prospects. 

AIJAC “very disappointed “ in ABC TV story on Israel’s Nation-State...

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) is very disappointed at the one-sided and misleading report on the September 4 edition ABC TV’s “7.30”, covering Israel’s Nation State Law.

How Israel Became a Television Powerhouse

You don’t often see perfectly chilled martinis served at conferences in Israel, but the TLV Formats Conference was an event that was out of the ordinary... Hundreds of buyers from television networks around the world came to Tel Aviv to snatch up new Israeli shows

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.

Biblio File: The Other Refugees

History has been deeply unkind to the Jewish communities of the Middle East and North Africa, and so too has the historical record.

Essay: When Anwar met Menachem

Forty years on, the accords produced during that 13-day summit shine as a ray of light in an otherwise turbulent Middle East. 

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.

From Adversaries to Friends

A number of Gulf states are becoming increasingly frustrated by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ refusal to negotiate with Israel according to former Israeli Ambassador...

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