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Messages and Metal Detectors

Messages and Metal Detectors Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Shmuel Rosner

The issue is not security. Israel is the one concerned with security - but the other side is not. The other side sees the terror attack at the compound as an opportunity to further its claim against Israeli presence in Jerusalem. If you remove all the "settlers" - that is, all Israelis - and all "so

After Liberation, Will Mosul Fall to Iran?

After Liberation, Will Mosul Fall to Iran? Categories: Iran, Iraq     Author: Michael J. Totten

For the first time ever, Shi'ite mosques operate inside the city. Shi'ite slogans appear on posters and are spray-painted on walls. You can now hear martial Shi'ite religious music on the streets. "We proudly entered Tikrit and Al Ojah and we will arrive in Fallujah soon," go some of the lyrics. Man

Terror and Consequences

Terror and Consequences Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Ely Karmon

Arab Muslims used the sacred Al-Aqsa Mosque compound to prepare and stage a terrorist attack. They tried to take refuge in the Mosque after killing the policemen knowing that it would be even a greater incident if the Police entered the holy Mosque to try to arrest them. They didn't see any religiou

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Editorial: Enshrining Hatred and Violence

Editorial: Enshrining Hatred and Violence Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Colin Rubenstein

Israeli authorities had, quite reasonably, installed metal detectors at the entrance to the Temple Mount, where the mosque sits, to prevent a security failure of the kind that occurred on July 14, when terrorists shot and killed two Israeli Druze policemen using guns smuggled into the mosque compoun

An Israeli Macron?

An Israeli Macron? Categories: Israel     Author: Amotz Asa-El

The Labor party dominated Israeli politics during the Jewish state's first three decades, and the Zionist movement for another 17 years before that, but has not held power since 2001. It has now been taken over by a chairman who had only joined the party a few months ago, and also conceded to having

Amidst concern over North Korea's ICBM launch, Iranian missile shows Iran heading the same way

Amidst concern over North Korea's ICBM launch, Iranian missile shows Iran heading the same way Categories: Asia, International Security, Iran, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

The spotlight has justifiably been on North Korea for conducting another test on July 28 of an ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile) which could reach Australia or most of the US West Coast. However a day earlier Iran also tested a missile, which received less attention, but which is equally co

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Modi in Israel

Modi in Israel Categories: Asia, Israel, Op-eds     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

Narendra Modi made history in the first week of July as the first sitting Indian prime minister to visit Israel. The visit reflects the rapidly growing warm ties between the two democratic nations, as they seek greater cooperation on a range of issues including trade, defence, tourism, agriculture a

Amb. Dennis Ross: Premature Palestinian state recognition should be discouraged

Amb. Dennis Ross: Premature Palestinian state recognition should be discouraged Categories: Israel, Middle East, Palestinians, United States, Updates     Author: Ahron Shapiro

At an exclusive AIJAC press briefing in Melbourne, Anti-Defamation Commission guest and veteran former US Middle East peace envoy and Ambassador Dennis Ross spoke out against calls for the immediate recognition of a Palestinian state, saying such gestures place ‘symbols over substance' and mak

Biblio File: Immoral Equivalence

Biblio File: Immoral Equivalence Categories: Israel, Media/ Academia, Palestinians     Author: Daniella Greenbaum

Kingdom of Olives and Ash, a new collection of essays edited by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, features 26 different writers - all of whom visited Israel on delegations organised by Breaking the Silence. The book is a latticework of propaganda, pieced together by distortions and half-truths. The

Noted and Quoted - July 2017

Noted and Quoted - July 2017 Categories: Australasia, Media/ Academia    

In the Hobart Mercury (June 5), anti-Israel pundit Greg Barns called Hamas comparatively "a cuddly kitten" and questioned why it is a "criminal offence in Australia" to support it, yet "it is not a criminal offence for the Australian Government to sell arms to Saudi Arabia, which is the most prolifi

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Deconstruction Zone: Which Way To Turn?

Deconstruction Zone: Which Way To Turn? Categories: Islamic Extremism, Palestinians     Author: Paul Gardner

An important concept for religious Muslims is qibla, the direction in which one should face during salah, the five-times-daily prayer that all Muslims are commanded to observe. The traditional Islamic view is that the original qibla was in the direction of what they called Haram esh-Sharif (the Nob

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