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AIJAC in Webinar Land

With crisis often comes innovation and opportunity. Thus, the coronavirus pandemic has seen a flourishing of webinars from Jewish communal organisations, with AIJAC in the vanguard.

Missiles can win wars

The emergence of pinpoint precision-guided rockets and missiles on the battlefield is a turning point in the history of warfare.

Behind the News – July 2020

On June 11, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order authorising the blocking of assets and imposition of travel restrictions against employees of the International Criminal Court (ICC) involved in investigations into alleged US war crimes in Afghanistan

Palestinian leadership coming back to the negotiating table?

As the Israeli Government’s target date of July 1 to begin extending sovereignty to parts of the West Bank in line with the US Trump Administration’s peace plan came and went, the Palestinian Authority has reportedly agreed to resume direct peace negotiations with Israel

Treating a Sick Economy

The tightest restrictions that the Government had imposed in March in response to the coronavirus pandemic had largely been lifted by June. Unfortunately, the dramatic economic impacts of the pandemic could not be as easily reversed.

Deconstruction Zone: Why history still matters

Fifty-three years ago on June 5, the Six-Day War broke out. While some wars fade into obscurity, this one remains as relevant today as it was in 1967. 

Scribblings: More dancing and singing for terror

Last month in this column, I discussed a dance video repeatedly broadcast on official Palestinian Authority (PA) TV which openly promoted suicide bombings

The apathy of the Palestinian street

So far, the Palestinians have failed to heed the call for taking to the streets en masse to demonstrate against the Israeli “annexation” plan, much to the dismay of senior PA and Fatah officials.

“Zionists” blamed for Moselmane investigation

Beyond their sheer ridiculousness, Anderson’s comments are helping feed the currently well-trodden highway of material blaming the Jews for all of society’s ills.  

Essay: Racial tensions

The death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer was a breaking point for race relations in the USA, setting off massive protests... and awakened sympathies of people of all ethnicities, including world Jewry.