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Why the ICC Prosecutor Is Wrong on Oslo – The Washington Institute for Near East Policy – Ambassador Dennis Ross

By making what appears to be a politically motivated case, the prosecutor’s office runs the risk of undermining both the main Israeli-Palestinian legal framework and the ICC’s role as an unbiased agent of international law. Some issues require attention even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and renewed efforts to transform how American police…

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COVID-19 Report

Histadrut and Government of Israel to sign a collective agreement that will regulate the employment of public sector workers during the COVID-19 crisis Out of a shared sense of responsibility and commitment to maintaining the Ministry of Health’s guidelines to preventing the spread of COVID-19, and following Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu’s directive to transition the…

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Both Israelis and Palestinians need a reality check on the peace process – Rabbi Yossi Klein Halevi – The Globe and Mail

Yossi Klein Halevi is a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. He is the author of the bestselling book Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor. The Trump plan for Palestinian-Israeli peace will almost certainly go the way of all the other failed blueprints to resolve our 100-year conflict. With leaders across the Arab…

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Reflections on the passing of Bob Hawke

ACCORDING to his biographer Blanche d’Alpuget, who subsequently became his wife, for Bob Hawke: “Israel – sung about, spoken of, yearned for – glowed as a portentous presence at the heart of spiritual life.” As many have recorded, having visited Israel for the first time in 1971, he then immediately developed an uncanny affinity with…

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How the BDS movement is poisoning academic discourse: a case study of Henry Maitles and Critical and Radical Social Work, by Philip Mendes, Fathom, February 2019

The academic Left, influenced by the Boycott, Divestment and Sections (BDS) movement, is abandoning core academic standards when it comes to the Israeli-Palestine conflict. In September 2018, the respected journal Critical and Radical Social Work (Policy Press, University of Bristol) published a remarkably simplistic and arguably non-scholarly paper by an academic from Scotland about the…

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AILD Innovation Mission 2016

We would like to extend you an invitation to join the AILD Labor Innovation Mission to Israel And Palestine 4-8 December 2016. Israel is second only to Silicon Valley in the number of startups and successful listings of startup companies. Our Mission is designed to find answers to how this is so and bring these…

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Statement In Response To The Australian

STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO THE AUSTRALIAN16 MARCH 2016 In a story published in The Australian today, John Lyons makes a tenuous suggestion that the Australia Israel Labor Dialogue is funded by Israeli arms manufacturer, Elbit. The AILD is not now, or has ever sought to be funded by Elbit or any other defence company, whether…

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Israel’s friends in WA, Qld Labor

WESTERN Australia Labor will consider a motion condemning the wave of stabbing attacks against Israeli civilians and Palestinian Authority incitement next week. And in a further sign that the extreme anti-Israel leanings of figures such as former foreign minister Bob Carr and Freemantle MP Melissa Parke are the exception rather than the norm, the inaugural…

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UK Labour’s Catastrophic Israel Stance

The UK Jewish Community has had an historically out-sized influence on many aspects of British life. Their influence has been felt in Philanthropy, Science, Medicine, the Arts, Economic life, Social Welfare and Politics. The experience of this community of around 260,000 people mirrors the experiences of many other Western Jewish communities, and nonetheless in voting…

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AILD BACKGROUNDER: The 2015 Israel Election

It certainly surprised many in Israel and the global commentariat that current Israeli Prime Minister and leader of the right-wing Likud party, Bibi Netenyahu, won the recent Israeli Election, and with the 6-seat margin over the Labor-dominated Opposition Zionist Camp unity group. The significance of the win resonates strongly within a number of overlapping circles…

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Condemnation Of Israel Prevents Peace

The international response to Israel’s defensive actions against terrorism is disturbingly familiar, and it is galvanizing the Israeli public against making further compromises to their security for the sake of peace. Each iteration of this experience feels like déjà vu all over again, driving yet another nail into the coffin of Israeli/Palestinian peace as global…

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Interview with The Hon Daniel Andrews MP

Victorian Opposition Leader and Leader of the Victorian Labor Party, Daniel Andrews MLA, recently spoke to Adam Slonim and Ben Maxfield of AILD about his visit to Israel in December 2013. What was your motivation for visiting Israel? It is not enough to learn about Israel from a book. You have to go there. Until…

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The Visit to Israel by Victorian State Labor MPs

At a function celebrating the return of 9 Victorian ALP State Parliamentarians from a recent study mission to Israel, Deputy Labor Leader, Hon James Merlino MLA, said that he understood and believed that “Israel is a triumph of the human spirit.” Merlino talked about the mission as confronting, beautiful, sobering and fascinating. He said a highlight was…

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