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Campus fiasco highlights the disastrous consequences of Palestinian “anti-normalisation” activism

An ideal scenario one would think: the two leading software companies in the Palestinian territories arrive at a Palestinian university to offer jobs to Palestinian students at a time of high unemployment amongst young Palestinians.

Making mates with radicals bad look for Greens

You can tell a lot about people from the company they keep.  That is certainly the case with the Australian Greens who have spent this term of Parliament in the company of some real extremists – both physically and in cyberspace.

Letter: Voice of Mandela

I THINK one more important voice can be added to Peter Wertheim’s excellent response to Greg Barns’s comparison of Israel to Apartheid South Africa (Talking Point, April 26). That voice comes from no less an authority on apartheid than Nelson Mandela himself.

Toe to Toe

AIJAC submitted a series of 12 policy questions to the campaigns of both Prime Minister Scott Morrison, leading the Liberal-National Coalition, and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, leading the Australian Labor Party (ALP), to help our readers and supporters make an informed decision as they go to the polls on May 18.

Dealing with Trump’s “deal”

Israel’s response to President Trump’s plan will reflect its commitment to seek a peace that guarantees its security and so will probably be “Yes, but”. 

Did Netanyahu just promise to annex the West Bank if reelected?

On Saturday night, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was interviewed by Israeli TV Channel 12’s Rena Matzliah. Comments that Netanyahu made in the interview have been the basis for a flurry of media reports with misleading headlines...

Ramallah Reset

Two developments currently taking place in the Palestinian arena deserve our attention and are interlinked: the proposed new government in Ramallah and the situation at the Al-Aqsa plaza on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.

Behind the News – April 2019

On the evening of March 14, two rockets were launched at Tel Aviv from the Gaza Strip, sending thousands scrambling toward bomb shelters. In response, the Israeli Air Force targeted over 100 Hamas military sites.

Golan recognition/ Gaza violence

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.

Has the “Arab Spring” reached Gaza?

The demonstrations are led by an independent youth movement called “We Want to Live!” [Bidna naish, in Arabic], which receives widespread public support and backing from PLO factions.

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