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Iran and Palestinians the losers in Warsaw

Arab countries, mainly Gulf states, didn’t hesitate to partake in the summit alongside Israel, were willing to accept it as a full partner and even as a leader in the regional fight against Iran.

The Warsaw Summit and the Palestinians/ Lebanon’s new government

This Update is focussed on the Warsaw Conference on Peace and Security in the Middle East that took place yesterday with the participation of more than 60 countries -  which is widely seen as part of a US-led effort to create a new alliance against Iran's destabilising behaviour.

Equality still a mirage for too many women

There were a few double-takes recently when United Arab Emirates Vice President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum took to social media to congratulate the winners of his country’s gender equality award. Why? All the winners were men.

An ugly reality for Mideast women

Women in the Middle East are among the most subjugated in the world, with one country – Israel – an obvious outlier.

Biblio File: When Feminism fails Muslim Women

As a 1960s-era feminist, Chesler’s firm position on universal human rights conflicts with the postcolonial, cultural relativist, Marxist, and Islamist views among more recent, more politicised feminists.

The Arab loss of interest in Palestine

On the stage and behind the scenes, there seemed much more appetite for normalisation with Israel. Oman’s Foreign Minister said it quite clearly when he called on the Arab world to “come to terms with the reality that Israel is a fact of life in the region”

AIJAC’s submission to the Australian Government’s Soft Power Review

AIJAC made a submission to the Australian Government's 2018 Soft Power Review. The submission is available in full on this website and will be published on the website of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Biblio File: Wall to Wall

The theme that we are morally obliged to demolish the barriers dividing us is that of Tim Marshall’s new book, which, while cleverly constructed and elegantly argued, devalues the protective function of walls and at times unfairly impugns the motives of those who build them.

Essay: Verses and Reality

The question of the Koran’s attitude toward Jews is not merely a theoretical-academic matter. Because of the centrality of the Koran in the life of Muslim communities past and present, this question has had a fundamental influence on the formation of attitudes toward Jews

Teheran targets dissidents abroad

The Iranian regime has been intently pursuing foreign assassination plots again for some time, in tandem with domestic maneuvers intended to ward off persistent political protests and intensified media pressure at home.

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