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The US Democratic party’s 2020 draft platform should somewhat reassure most...

With leftists, often with an explicit anti-Israel agenda, taking an increasingly important role in the Democratic party in the US, there has been some trepidation among supporters of Israel concerning what a Democratic administration under Biden might mean for US-Israel relations.

Black Lives Matter and the scourge of anti-semitism

The murder of unarmed black man George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer on 25 May set off massive protests that spread around the world and awakened sympathies of people of all ethnicities, including world Jewry.

Danielle Pletka – Trump vs Biden: The Future of US Foreign...

Danielle Pletka, a senior fellow in foreign and defence policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), spoke to an AIJAC webinar audience on 14 July 2020.

US Syria sanctions put Hezbollah under pressure

Washington’s imminent implementation of the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act is setting off alarm bells in Lebanon.

Behind the News – July 2020

On June 11, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order authorising the blocking of assets and imposition of travel restrictions against employees of the International Criminal Court (ICC) involved in investigations into alleged US war crimes in Afghanistan

Essay: Racial tensions

The death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer was a breaking point for race relations in the USA, setting off massive protests... and awakened sympathies of people of all ethnicities, including world Jewry.

The Last Word: Racism in anti-racist clothing

A number of commentators, on both sides of the barricades in the battle over the future of race relations and the call for the recognition that Black Lives Matter, have noted the way some have tried to hijack an anti-racist agenda to push a radical anti-Israel barrow

David Harris: A conversation on defending Israel and fighting racism

David Harris is the Executive Director of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) – a proud partner organisation of AIJAC – and has led AJC since 1990. He spoke to an AIJAC webinar direct from New York City on 10 June 2020.

Former Indonesian VP Jusuf Kalla: The pandemic, China, Israel, the US...

Former Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla joined a webinar co-hosted by AIJAC. The conversation covered Indonesia's response to COVID-19 and the region's economic status; Indonesia's relations with Australia, the United States and China; and the challenges and opportunities for progress in Indonesian-Israeli relations.

Editorial: A Visit and an Agenda

While all visits from top US officials to Israel are newsworthy and important, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s eight-hour visit to Israel on May 13 was exceptional for the context in which it took place, amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

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