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If elected to a position of influence, the Greens’ foreign policy would put Australians at greater risk when facing global security threats.
The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) is horrified by the shooting at the Chabad Poway Synagogue in San Diego, in which one person, Lori Gilbert-Kaye z"l, was murdered and three other innocent people suffered injuries requiring hospitalisation.
A Sunday afternoon ritual is anti-AIPAC demonstrations outside the conference venue. I spent some time among the rag-tag assembly broadly united on the theme of #stopAIPAC. It was interesting to see and hear the arguments or slogans being proferred and who was doing the proferring.
Despite sometimes divisive rhetoric, it is simply a fact that the Netanyahu-led governments of the past decade have done more than any others in Israeli history to invest in Arab communities, tackle Arab-Jewish inequality and encourage integration.
The focus of the Australian Women’s March rallies is something which could inspire the US Women’s March, Inc. which has been embroiled by controversy and infighting.
Two significant developments out of the United States will have likely have implications for Middle East – including Israel’s – immediate and long-term security. Most importantly, they are likely to leave a dangerous space that will be perfect for Iran to fill.