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AIR New Zealand: Controversy on Kiwi campuses

AIR New Zealand: Controversy on Kiwi campuses Categories: Antisemitism, Australasia, Israel     Author: Miriam Bell

Last year a number of incidents occurred at several New Zealand universities which give cause for concern. One of these was an attempt - which failed - to block the visit, organised by the New Zealand branch of the Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS NZ), of two former IDF soldiers to Victor

Settlement hype, not 'activity', reaches new high

Settlement hype, not 'activity', reaches new high Categories: Israel, Palestinians, Updates     Author: Ahron Shapiro

The significance of the issue of construction within Israeli settlements in the West Bank has long been overemphasised and exaggerated in international diplomacy, but White House and State Department criticism of Israel last week over construction in its West Bank settlements may just have set a new

Noted and Quoted - September 2016 Categories: Australasia, Media/ Academia    

Executive Council of Australian Jewry Public Affairs Director Alex Ryvchin ridiculed Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki's declaration that Palestinians will sue Britain for the 1917 Balfour Declaration supporting a Jewish national home in Palestine. Ryvchin noted that the Declaration did

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Radioactive Terrorism - the next big threat?

Radioactive Terrorism - the next big threat? Categories: International Security, Terrorism     Author: Michael Eisenstadt and Omar Mukhlis

Concerns about nonconventional terrorism at the Rio Summer Olympics, and reports that persons involved in the November 2015 Islamic State (IS) attack in Paris had conducted video surveillance of a scientist employed at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, have revived fears that terrorist groups may

Asia Watch: Own goal

Asia Watch: Own goal Categories: Asia, Israel     Author: Michael Shannon

Malaysians avidly follow football... The ultimate dream is to host the FIFA World Cup. To make this outside possibility a little more likely, in 2013 Malaysia offered and was accepted to host the 2017 FIFA Congress that will determine the host nation of the 2026 World Cup. As so often happens, poli

Explosion rocks Israeli satellite industry

Explosion rocks Israeli satellite industry Categories: China, Israel, Updates     Author: Rachel Kaye

Israel's satellite industry is in crisis after a SpaceX rocket carrying an advanced Israeli communications satellite exploded on the launchpad at Cape Canaveral, Florida last Thursday 1 September. The accident and the subsequent loss of the Israeli-built satellite has been described as a "crushing b

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Rabin's Transport Revolution comes of age

Rabin's Transport Revolution comes of age Categories: Israel     Author: Amotz Asa-El

Having first climbed up from Jaffa in 1892, the original railroad to Jerusalem runs south of the highway to Tel Aviv. A scenic feat of engineering, it respects the topography of the Judean Mountains, entering them from Beit Shemesh, the biblical Philistines' westernmost outpost, before climbing pati

Media Week - It's not all right; Church and Hate

Media Week - It's not all right; Church and Hate Categories: Anti-Zionism, Antisemitism, Australasia, Islamic Extremism, Israel, Media/ Academia, Middle East, Palestinians, Terrorism     Author: Allon Lee

On August 29, the Age, Canberra Times and Sydney Morning Herald websites ran a Washington Post report about the controversial Palestinian village of Susiya in Area C of the West Bank - that is the area under full Israeli control, with relatively few Palestinian residents. The Israeli courts have or

On the Fringe

On the Fringe Categories: Australasia     Author: Jamie Hyams

While the Greens can hardly be called a minor party any longer, some of the party's views on certain issues, and especially those held by some members, are very concerning to the Jewish community. The Greens would have mixed feelings about their results. They still hold only one seat in the House o

Vote for Us or Burn in Hell

Vote for Us or Burn in Hell Categories: Palestinians     Author: Khaled Abu Toameh

It is election season in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Palestinians are preparing to cast their votes in the local and municipal elections, scheduled to take place on October 8. The upcoming elections will be different from the last one, held in 2012 only in the West Bank, when Hamas boycotted the v

Free speech warriors are missing the point about 18C

Free speech warriors are missing the point about 18C Categories: Australasia, Op-eds     Author: Colin Rubenstein

Clause 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act has recently been subject to intense criticism on ideological grounds, but many opponents misrepresent the actual operation of the Act. These efforts have been overwhelmingly rejected by a broad cross-section of Australia's diverse communities - reflected

Why Khamenei thinks he won

Why Khamenei thinks he won Categories: International Security, Iran     Author: Jay Solomon

Since the completion last year of a landmark deal limiting Iran's nuclear program, the country's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has lashed out again and again at the US for its supposed failure to live up to its end of the bargain. But a speech he gave on Aug. 1 in Teheran took his anti-Ame

Game of Chicken?

Game of Chicken? Categories: Palestinians     Author: Ghaith al-Omari

On July 15, Hamas made a surprise announcement that it planned to acquiesce to holding the Palestinian municipal elections scheduled for October, generating hopes that this vote could revitalise the stagnant political scene. Indeed, an October election would mark the first territory-wide Palestinian

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Editorial: Lessons of the Gaza scandal Categories: Israel, NGOs, Palestinians     Author: Colin Rubenstein

Over the past couple of months, a vile scandal has been in the process of unravelling in Gaza. At its core are charges that Hamas - the terror group that rules the territory - has infiltrated charities, NGOs and even UN agencies to steal aid.

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