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Palestinians’ desperate, undiplomatic response to Bishop

The official Palestinian response to the Australian Government’s decision to redirect $10 million in foreign aid to the Palestinians has been undiplomatic, to say the least.

Will international pressure end “pay for slay?”

A new trend of legislation against the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) “Pay for Slay” – the PA Government’s “martyr funding” program - is under way.

Isaac Herzog on the peace prospects, Iran, recognition of Palestinian state

Israeli Opposition leader Isaac Herzog spoke to AIJAC about prospects for peace, containing a nuclear Iran and counter-productive proposals to recognise a Palestinian state.

Behind the News – July 2018

Large protests took place in Ramallah starting June 10, with protesters demanding that Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas lift harsh sanctions against Gaza

AIJAC welcomes Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s announcement regarding aid to the...

AIJAC welcomes Foreign Minister Julie Bishop's decision, announced Monday, to discontinue Australia's funding to the World Bank’s Multi-Donor Trust Fund for the Palestinian Recovery and Development Program, and redirect the funds to the United Nations’ Humanitarian Fund for the Palestinian Territories.

Essay: The War of Return

I grew up believing that the Arabs beyond the Green Line – the Palestinians – were like the Israelis, and similarly wanted no more or less than did Zionism: the right to run their own lives and be masters of their own fate in part of the land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.

Problems adding up for Australian aid to Palestinian Territories

As things currently stand, there are doubts over the integrity of three separate Australian-funded development programs in the Palestinian Territories. There are also long-term concerns over funding for the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)

The Last Word: A tale of two cities – and a...

Rawabi is a private development which its planners and investors hope, in the future, will be the residence of choice for Palestinians frustrated with their Authority for trying to stop them aspiring to a decent quality of life.

Palestinians for Normalisation

[These Palestinian voices] are asking Palestinians, Israelis and the rest of the world, to put aside politics and calls of boycotts and focus on how to improve the lives of the Arabs living across the West Bank. 

Scribblings: Blockade Mentality

According to reports, the Palestinian Authority (PA) recently threatened to end security cooperation with Israel if the blockade of Gaza is lifted. Read the previous sentence carefully. There is no missing word in it...