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Film Review: Last Dance

Film Review: Last Dance Categories: Anti-Zionism, Antisemitism, Australasia, Updates     Author: Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz

Last Dance director David Pulbrook was obviously cognisant that a movie about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict would necessitate negotiating a moral and political minefield. Tellingly, he stressed in numerous interviews that "we were careful not to take sides and worked closely with Palestinian and

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Ben Gurion review offers up some home truths

Ben Gurion review offers up some home truths Categories: Israel, Updates     Author: Or Avi-Guy

The latest edition of Quadrant magazine featured a book review by Daryl McCann of Ben-Gurion: A Political Life (Schocken Books, 2011), which is highly recommended not only for what it says about the book, but because it explains clearly some truths and some long-forgotten facts about the origins of

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Incitement watch: Hamas denies Holocaust and Israeli-Arab Parliamentarian supports Burgas bombing

Incitement watch: Hamas denies Holocaust and Israeli-Arab Parliamentarian supports Burgas bombing Categories: Antisemitism, Holocaust/ War Crimes, Palestinians, Updates     Author: Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz

When Hamas is criticised for its antisemitic and genocidal rhetoric, the common trend is to refer to its 1988 charter, which repeats traditional antisemitic conspiracy theories, specifically cites notorious antisemitic propaganda document 'The Protocols of the Elders of Zion', and contains some expl

The Last Word: Dangerous Ideas

The Last Word: Dangerous Ideas Categories: Anti-Zionism, Antisemitism, Terrorism     Author: Jeremy Jones

It would be comforting to imagine that individuals who seek to cause harm to other individuals would be regarded as "dangerous." It would be comforting to imagine that responsible, ethical people would do what they could to protect the intended victims of such "dangerous" people. It would be comfo

The Biblio File: 'Arik, King of Israel'

The Biblio File: 'Arik, King of Israel' Categories: Israel     Author: Paul Monk

Since suffering a crippling stroke on 4 January 2006, Ariel Sharon has lain in a persistent vegetative state beyond hope of recovery. It truncated his prime ministership without ending his life, which lingers on in an irreparably broken condition. This is a mournful last stage in the life of so acti

The Secret behind India-Israel ties

The Secret behind India-Israel ties Categories: India, Israel     Author: Andrea Nadel

Dr. P.R. Kumaraswamy, Professor with the Centre for West Asian Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India, spoke to community members at an AIJAC event on July 16 about India's relations with Israel. Professor Kumaraswamy, who has made Israel the focus of his academic career since 1

Israel's Draft Re-draft

Israel's Draft Re-draft Categories: Israel     Author: Amotz Asa-El

The break-up in July of Israel's broad coalition in a dispute over how to reshape the place of the ultra-Orthodox in Israeli society will not change the fact that ultimately, this troubled relationship's future will be markedly different from its past.

What the "Levy Report" actually says Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz

The "Levy Report" (officially the "Commission to Examine the Status of Building in Judea and Samaria", led by retired Supreme Court judge Edmond Levy) had been released in Israel for barely two hours when critics began accusing it of "undermining Israeli democracy" and signifying the "final death bl

Law and Peace

Law and Peace Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Dore Gold

In January 2012, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Yaakov Neeman, the Justice Minister, turned to former Israeli Supreme Court Justice Edmond Levy to head a panel of legal experts that would look into questions of land ownership in the West Bank. The initiative came about when it was dis

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The Aftermath of a Rebel Victory

The Aftermath of a Rebel Victory Categories: Syria     Author: Barry Rubin

The tide seems to be turning in Syria. While the civil war is far from over, the regime is clearly weakening; the rebels are expanding their operations and effectiveness. There have also been more high-level defections. Even though the fighting may go on for months, it is time to start assessing wh

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