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Letter: Israel Furphies Categories: Israel, Media/ Academia, Palestinians, Updates     Author: Jamie Hyams

Tony Walker ("Israel poll threatens Labor peace" 14-15 March) perpetuates a myth about the Israeli/Palestinian dispute - that the Netanyahu government is "committed to an expansion of Jewish settlements." In fact, settlements have not expanded beyond their geographic boundaries since 2004, and housi

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If anything, a weakening of the far-right in Israel

If anything, a weakening of the far-right in Israel Categories: Israel, Updates     Author: Ahron Shapiro

SBS called it a "shift to the hard right", but they're dead wrong. With over 99 percent of the vote counted, it is apparent that the shift that actually occurred in yesterday's Israeli election was in the opposite direction - a move of many far-right voters towards the centre, along with an impress

Miriam Margolyes and Antisemitism

Miriam Margolyes and Antisemitism Categories: Antisemitism, Australasia, Updates     Author: Glen Falkenstein

"It's becoming a growing concern: who would ride with us, the Australian Jews? The answers I received that night were vague and left me wanting more." On Q&A on 2nd March, Journalism student Erin Gordon asked the panel "Who would ride with us, the Australian Jews," pointing to a rise in antisem

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Israel Election Update

Israel Election Update Categories: Israel, Updates    

Today's Update focuses on some new analysis of the state of the Israeli election campaign, now in its final week. The polls have been very varied (an excellent compilation of all significant election polls comes from "Jeremy's Knesset Insider" website) and show that the competition

Bailed Al Jazeera journalist reveals the truth about the network's agenda and role in his fate

Bailed Al Jazeera journalist reveals the truth about the network's agenda and role in his fate Categories: Anti-Zionism, Egypt, Islamic Extremism, Israel, Media/ Academia, Middle East, Palestinians, Terrorism     Author: Allon Lee

Mohammed Fahmy is an Al Jazeera journalist currently on bail awaiting retrial in Cairo on ludicrous terrorism related charges, and a close colleague of Australian Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste, who was released after imprisonment on the same trumped-up charges in late January. Fahmy, an Egyptia

Letter: Free speech protected Categories: Australasia, Op-eds     Author: Colin Rubenstein

Chris Berg (Opinion, 1/3) misrepresented an article I wrote with Michael Kapel published in The Age in 1994. In context, the line that Berg quotes does not say that newspaper articles would never be subject to the Racial Discrimination Act, as he implies...

Hamas remains the barrier to rebuilding Gaza

Hamas remains the barrier to rebuilding Gaza Categories: Op-eds, Palestinians, United Nations     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

LAST October, the international community pledged a massive $7 billion to assist the Gaza strip's reconstruction after Hamas's July war with Israel. However, only about 5 per cent of the money has been delivered to Gaza so far and reconstruction is clearly slow. While some aid agencies based in Gaz

International voices against the delegitimisation of Israel - Czech President MiloŇ° Zeman, former Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird and former Spanish PM Jose Maria Aznar

International voices against the delegitimisation of Israel - Czech President MiloŇ° Zeman, former Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird and former Spanish PM Jose Maria Aznar Categories: Israel, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

The 2015 AIPAC policy conference, which came days before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the US Congress generated considerable media attention. Pundits commented on the US/Israel relationship, contrasting the speeches made by Netanyahu and US National Security Advisor Susan Ri

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