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Iran strengthened by Syria withdrawal and Mattis resignation

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.

Biblio File: Wall to Wall

The theme that we are morally obliged to demolish the barriers dividing us is that of Tim Marshall’s new book, which, while cleverly constructed and elegantly argued, devalues the protective function of walls and at times unfairly impugns the motives of those who build them.

The Making of the Pittsburgh Shooter

Robert Bowers has the look of a lonely crackpot. But I think that, on the contrary, he is a vanguard representative of the largest and most protean mass movement of modern history, which is the movement to exterminate the Jews. 

New Round of US Sanctions on Iran

This Update discusses the details and possible effects of the new round of US sanctions - focussed upon Iran's financial and energy sectors - which came into effect this week, following an earlier round of sanctions imposed in August.

Jeremy Jones on the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre

AIJAC's Jeremy Jones spoke with Sky News Australia about the massacre of worshippers at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh and the ongoing threat of violent antisemitism.

Statement on the Horrific Attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue...

AIJAC expresses outrage at the murderous assault on The Tree of Life Synagogue, which targeted Jewish people who were involved in prayer and worship on the Sabbath. Our thoughts are with the victims, their families and the community which was targeted.

Jerusalem move is right for Australia

Meanwhile, most Arab states are more likely to welcome PM Morrison's review of our outdated support for the flawed Iran nuclear deal and efforts to confront Iranian aggression more broadly than be angry about a possible Jerusalem embassy move.

Evolving Iranian and US strategy in Syria

Update from AIJAC   Update 10/18 #01 This Update deals with evolving Iranian strategy in Syria and the wider Middle East - as well as the changing...

Aiding Palestinians after UNRWA

From UNRWA’s 1949 founding on, each US administration had ignored the agency’s central role in prolonging the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Trump should encourage a more conciliatory Palestinian leadership

There have been important considerations missing from much discussion of the Trump Administration’s recent moves regarding Israel and the Palestinians.

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