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Greens foreign policy would make Australia less safe

If elected to a position of influence, the Greens’ foreign policy would put Australians at greater risk when facing global security threats.

AIJAC Statement on the Synagogue shooting in San Diego

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.

Dealing with Trump’s “deal”

Israel’s response to President Trump’s plan will reflect its commitment to seek a peace that guarantees its security and so will probably be “Yes, but”. 

The Last Word: Reality and Reportage

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.

Australia and the IRGC: is a ban necessary?

In Australia, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is not designated a terrorist entity, but Australians would be wise to avoid having anything to do with the Iranian military, its officers and its business offshoots

Scribblings: Netanyahu’s boast

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.

Australian women’s march rallies set an example for the US

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.

Editorial: The new rules in Syria

The rules of engagement have changed in Syria following US President Donald Trump’s announcement that US forces will be withdrawn...

The Trump Administration and Syria

On Dec. 19, US President Donald Trump announced in a tweet, latter confirmed in public statements by other Administration spokespeople, that he would be withdrawing US forces from Syria, as well as reducing American forces in Afghanistan.

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.

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