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US expert warns on Iran

Middle East security expert Dr Michael Doran believes the approach by most Western nations, including Australia and New Zealand, to the dangers posed by Iran and its proxies is inadequate.

Essay: The Golan Heights and international law

The norms used to adjudicate land claims and challenge Israel’s rights to the Golan are not only selectively applied, they are mutually incoherent – their real power is not as legal precedents but as political instruments. 

Deconstruction Zone: Children of the Israeli Golan

No one asks us – the children of the Israeli Golan who were born after 1967. Yes, I am an Israeli and nothing associates me with Syria except for the slogans I have been hearing for almost 50 years. 

Michael Doran on Golan Heights recognition

What is the implication of President Trump's decision to recognise Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights?

Michael Doran on ABC TV’s The World

On the US recognition of Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights: "It's a recognition of reality. Everybody, including the Arab leaders who expressed opposition to the move, know the Israelis are never going to give back the Golan Heights.” AIJAC guest Dr Michael Doran of the Hudson Institute on ABC-TV's "The World"

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.

Hezbollah extends its creeping control over Lebanon

The results of the elections forced Hariri to consent to almost all of the demands made by Hezbollah during the prolonged, tiresome negotiations over the make-up of the government.

Behind the News – March 2019

Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, together with the PA Cabinet’s other ministers, collectively resigned. The resignations came two days after the Fatah Central Committee recommended the formation of a government made up of representatives of factions in the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) and independent personalities, leaving out Hamas

Biblio File: Pyongyang’s Proliferation Inc.

North Korea is the world’s go-to proliferator of sophisticated and unconventional weapons and technology to some of the worst actors on earth.

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