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Media Microscope: Samah time blues Categories: Australasia, Media/ Academia     Author: Allon Lee

Pro-Palestinian activist and writer Samah Sabawi's play "Tales of a City by the Sea," set in Gaza during the 2008/09 Hamas/Israel war, made waves with media reports that 1,300 students are studying it as part of their drama course in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE).

When Muslim Antisemitism comes to Australia

When Muslim Antisemitism comes to Australia Categories: Antisemitism, Australasia     Author: Tanveer Ahmed

As a boy, I spent many a Friday prayer in mosques hearing clerics wax lyrical about Jewish conspiracies and their intent to dominate the world and rid it of Islam. Descriptions of Jewish wealth, miserliness and hooked noses were commonplace. It just seemed normal and I didn't think twice about it un

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Israel and Singapore - out of the shadows

Israel and Singapore - out of the shadows Categories: Asia, Israel     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

While, in the past, it was always kept low-key, Israel and Singapore have a deep and enduring relationship that has lasted more than 50 years. Not only do these two small but prosperous states at opposite ends of Asia have extensive cooperation in commerce and defence trade, but they share a profoun

Scribblings: Disagreement over an old agreement

Scribblings: Disagreement over an old agreement Categories: Israel, Middle East, Palestinians     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

Much ink is being spilled at the moment to mark the 100th anniversary of the Sykes-Picot agreement - the British-French deal, reached in the midst of the First World War, to, at war's end, divide up the Middle East possessions of the fading Ottoman Empire. The intense interest in the agreement is p

Head to Head

Head to Head Categories: Australasia, Immigration/ Multiculturalism, Israel, Middle East    

In keeping with a long-standing pre-election tradition at the AIR, we sent a series of policy questions to the campaigns of both Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, leading the Liberal/National coalition, and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, leading the Australian Labor Party. The questions focus on iss

From Ya'alon to Lieberman

From Ya'alon to Lieberman Categories: Israel     Author: Amotz Asa-El

Nine of incoming Defence Minister Lieberman's sixteen predecessors were retired generals, a background that, rather than easing their path, frequently caused disharmony.

The French Peace Initiative

The French Peace Initiative Categories: Europe, Israel, Palestinians, Updates    

Next week, the French government plans to convene a meeting of international foreign ministers  - not including Israeli and Palestinian representatives -  to discuss ideas for advancing Israeli-Palestinian peace. They hope to follow this up with an international conference later in the yea

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