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The Biblio File: Zionism, Peace and Illusion

The Biblio File: Zionism, Peace and Illusion Categories: Israel     Author: Paul Monk

Tyler's preoccupations are those of J Street and the Israeli revisionist historians. He is out to prove a point. Pinto looks at Israel through multiple, often unfamiliar lenses and is rich in humane sympathies. Tyler finds excuses again and again for Arab terrorism, while excoriating Israeli counter

Russia, China and the Middle East

Russia, China and the Middle East Categories: China, Israel, Russia     Author: Amotz Asa-El

The era of bad feeling that once governed Israel's relations with the eastern superpowers has been over for nearly a quarter-of-a-century. Having exchanged ambassadors in the aftermath of the Cold War with both Moscow and Beijing, the Jewish State's trade with the two has since grown exponentially,

Conflicted Loyalties

Conflicted Loyalties Categories: Israel, Syria     Author: Andrew Friedman

More recently, however, the town has gained notoriety in Israel - some would say the town has become infamous - because of its proximity to the international border with Syria, and to the civil war that has ravaged that country for more than two years. The fighting is clearly audible from Majdal Sha

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The Futile Quest for "Moderates"

The Futile Quest for "Moderates" Categories: Iran     Author: Michael Rubin

On May 21, Iran's unelected Guardian Council presented its slate of approved candidates to run in the Islamic Republic's June 2013 presidential elections. Of the more than 600 who sought to have their name on the ballot, it gave the go-ahead to only eight. They range from hardline supporters of Iran

All the Ayatollah's Men

All the Ayatollah's Men Categories: Iran     Author: Abbas Milani

Here they go again: Every four years, theocratic Iran holds presidential elections. If that sounds like a contradiction, if not an oxymoron, that's because it is. On the one hand, virtually all power ostensibly rests with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who claims to represent God's ultimate sovereignt

Europa Europa: Of Hawking and Hatred Categories: Anti-Zionism     Author: Douglas Davis

In South Africa, the question that haunted me was: am I crazy or is everyone around me out of their collective mind? The same question occurred again last month when I heard that the eminent Cambridge physicist Stephen Hawking, basing himself on "advice from Palestinian academics", had thrown in his

Scribblings: Tortured Logic Categories: Antisemitism, Israel, Palestinians     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

Readers of the Australian media will recall several instances of reports highlighting NGO claims that Israel engages in "torture" of Palestinian prisoners. What they will not likely have heard is that there are far more credible allegations of torture on a large scale against Palestinian security fo

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Editorial: 'Start-up Nation' comes to Asia Categories: Asia, Israel     Author: Colin Rubenstein

The welcome mat put out for Netanyahu in Beijing is part of a growing trend across East, South and Southeast Asia. Israel's reputation as the "start-up nation" - a dynamic economy centred on hi-tech, innovation and entrepreneurship - is causing regional leaders to sit up and take notice. And for the

Asia ahead in courting hi-tech Israel

Asia ahead in courting hi-tech Israel Categories: Asia, Israel, Op-eds     Author: Colin Rubenstein

ISRAELI Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent visit to China was revealing. Despite Chinese criticism of alleged Israeli airstrikes on arms shipments in Syria, Beijing arranged a program that strongly hinted it regards Netanyahu as an important visitor.

A Teen's Life in Gaza - Terrorism training, with beatings for anyone sporting "cool" haircuts or skinny jeans

A Teen's Life in Gaza - Terrorism training, with beatings for anyone sporting "cool" haircuts or skinny jeans Categories: Islamic Extremism, Palestinians, Terrorism, Updates     Author: Or Avi-Guy

Much of the attention regarding Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects have been focused on "hard" policy issues. Yet over-emphasising "hard" policy questions means that crucial precursors for both making peace and for the long term sustainability of any peace agreement end up being overlooked. One su

Iranian Election dramas/ Western Apologists for Iran

Iranian Election dramas/ Western Apologists for Iran Categories: Iran, Updates    

Western governments will be closely observing the Iranian election process in the leading up to the Presidential poll on June 14 in the hopes that the outcome may encourage a change that will allow a diplomatic resolution to the impasse over Iran's nuclear program - though of course,

A vote of confidence in Israel from Warren Buffett

A vote of confidence in Israel from Warren Buffett Categories: Israel, Updates     Author: Or Avi-Guy

Israeli industry has received another vote of confidence, this time from near-legendary American business mogul and philanthropist Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. Buffett recently completed the acquisition of the last 20% of the Israeli company Iscar (IMC) for US$2 billi

West Bank crossings and checkpoints explained

West Bank crossings and checkpoints explained Categories: Israel, Palestinians, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

West Bank crossings and checkpoints exist to protect Israeli civilians from terrorist attacks and they have been highly successful in doing so.  However, in recent years as security conditions have improved, Israel has greatly eased security restrictions in the West Bank, removing most checkpoi

Fayyad and the problem of Palestinian leadership

Fayyad and the problem of Palestinian leadership Categories: Palestinians, Updates    

Today's Update deals with the aftermath of a candid interview recently "allegedly" given to the New York Times by Salam Fayyad - the Palestinian Authority PM who resigned last month but is still in office in an interim role - and especially what it says about the problematic state an

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Red lines and calculated risks for Israel in Syria

Red lines and calculated risks for Israel in Syria Categories: Israel, Syria, Updates     Author: Ahron Shapiro

A pair of apparent Israeli cruise missile strikes on Syrian military targets this month brought with it near-unanimous public criticism from the regime of Bashar Assad, Syrian rebels and opposition groups, and Arab and Islamist countries in the region (although scattered Syrian opposition voice

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