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Election 2015: Bibi and Buji's Coalition Worries

Election 2015: Bibi and Buji's Coalition Worries Categories: Israel     Author: Amotz Asa-El

Back when it arrived unscheduled in December, many expected Israel's 20th general election to focus on domestic issues. Triggered by the finance minister's dismissal and animated by a 6.5% climb in housing prices during the outgoing government's brief incumbency, many braced for an election dominat

Europa Europa: Twitter Fever Categories: Antisemitism, Europe     Author: Douglas Davis

My belated entry to the Twitter-sphere was prompted by a late-night BBC political chat show which featured a highly articulate Muslim apologist. She argued passionately that, by abusing free speech, Charlie Hebdo had itself incited the attack which killed eight of the magazine's staffers. My tweet t

Scribblings: A failure of basic moral logic

Scribblings: A failure of basic moral logic Categories: Antisemitism, Europe, Terrorism     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

British Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles recently made an important point about the surge in antisemitic attacks which has been documented in Britain over the past two years: "These pernicious crimes have been accompanied by a creeping cultural acceptance of antis

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Editorial: Choosing Israel’s Next Government Categories: Israel     Author: Colin Rubenstein

While there is clearly much uncertainty about the upcoming election, there are some core policy continuities we can confidently ascribe to the next government - policies that are shared between the centre-left Zionist Camp and centre-right Likud - the two political factions that appear to be the onl

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The injustice of the Greste case should not detract from some hard truths about Al Jazeera

The injustice of the Greste case should not detract from some hard truths about Al Jazeera Categories: Islamic Extremism, Israel, Media/ Academia, Middle East, Terrorism     Author: Allon Lee

The release from an Egyptian prison of Australian cameraman Peter Greste, who served 400 days in jail and was facing a long sentence for what were clearly preposterous allegations, was of course extremely welcome and long overdue. Yet just because the actions of the Egyptian government and judicial

An Emerging Iran deal?

An Emerging Iran deal? Categories: International Security, Iran, Updates    

US President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are both saying Iran now has to decide to accept or reject their proposals for a final nuclear deal and they do not plan to further extend the interim nuclear deal signed in 2013 - also extended twice. The outlines of what

Media Week - Mind your language; Long bow, low blow; Security Council sense

Media Week - Mind your language; Long bow, low blow; Security Council sense Categories: Antisemitism, Israel, Media/ Academia, Palestinians, Terrorism, Updates     Author: Allon Lee

On Jan. 15, ABC Radio "PM's" Michael Edwards reported on the "different jihadi groups... now staking their claims for responsibility for the Paris attacks", including "Amedy Coulibaly, who held up the Jewish deli, claimed to be acting on behalf of Islamic State." This sloppy language minimised the

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