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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.

AIJAC commends Australia for its repudiation of flagrant anti-Israel bias at...

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) welcomes the Australian Government’s principled decision to vote against all resolutions under the United Nations Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) biased Agenda Item 7, which each year is devoted exclusively to condemning Israel.

The UN, Iran and Women’s Rights

Iran is a bastion of “gender justice”, according to its Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, and to say otherwise is a Zionist plot. Others might disagree, such as the World Economic Forum, which ranks Iran 142nd out of 149 countries for gender parity.

Australia stands with Israel at Human Rights Council

Australia’s Foreign Minister has once again stood up for Israel during the 40th session of the Human Rights Council, currently underway in Geneva.

AIR New Zealand: Wellington’s UN votes cause concern

New Zealand’s UN voting record on Israel has been highly problematic in recent years. Over the course of his term, former foreign minister Murray McCully consistently refused to condemn Palestinian terrorism.

Labor should match Morrison’s stance on Israel

Despite agreement on the need for action, the paths being pursued by the two major political parties are quite different... While the Prime Minister's declarations have not yet achieved bipartisan support, achieving that outcome remains a worthy objective.

Deconstruction Zone: A free pass for terrorists

On Dec. 1, the United Nations had an opportunity to speak with moral clarity and denounce the terrorist group Hamas. Instead, the General Assembly (UNGA) rejected a US-sponsored resolution that called for an end to violence, encouraged intra-Palestinian reconciliation, and condemned terrorism.

UNIFIL and the Hezbollah tunnels

The tunnels are hardly the only brazen Hezbollah violation of the Security Council resolutions undertaken right under UNIFIL’s nose.

Editorial: A Display of Principle

As 2019 dawns, we unfortunately cannot reflect on the year just passed as a peaceful one for Israel... But there were signs of light amid the darkness

Morrison rightly challenges foreign policy inertia on Jerusalem, Iran

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s speech at the Sydney Institute last Saturday has been met with criticism for reviewing and adjusting long-standing foreign policies, as though inertia were a virtue in itself. Good policymaking demands periodic review and adjustments to reflect changing realities.

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