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Noted and Quoted - February 2018

Noted and Quoted - February 2018 Categories: Australasia, Media/ Academia    

On Dec. 18, the Australian chided Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas' "ill-judged refusal" to meet US Vice-President Mike Pence during a planned but ultimately postponed December visit to the Middle East because of US President Trump's Jerusalem recognition statement.

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The Last Word: Assessing the Assessment

The Last Word: Assessing the Assessment Categories: Antisemitism, Australasia     Author: Jeremy Jones

Anti-Jewish posters plastered across a popular tourist destination, cars parked near synagogues vandalised with swastikas, racist stereotypes alleging people who were untrustworthy or miserly are likely to be Jewish, not just spoken but published online. All of the above, and more, occurred in the

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AIR New Zealand: NZ urged to follow US lead

AIR New Zealand: NZ urged to follow US lead Categories: Australasia, Israel     Author: Miriam Bell

The [Jerusalem] announcement has been greeted with enthusiasm from Israel and the Jewish diaspora, but by opposition and protest in many other quarters. In New Zealand, both official and public response followed a similar pattern.

The Dark Side of Arabic media

The Dark Side of Arabic media Categories: Australasia, Media/ Academia, Syria     Author: Ran Porat

An examination of Arabic media in Australia over recent months has revealed that... antisemitic content and anti-Israel conspiracy theories are being actively promoted by various print and electronic media outlets operating in Arabic. Particularly concerning is material that has been broadcast on t

Australia's 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper

Australia's 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper Categories: Australasia, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

The 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper seeks to navigate Australia's great uncertainties and challenges in international relations - from China's rise to the perceived US retreat, regional interests, forces of protectionism and nationalism overseas, and the weakening of the international rules based or

The Last Word: Un-credible

The Last Word: Un-credible Categories: Australasia     Author: Jeremy Jones

At an Australian Union of Students conference some decades ago, Ali Kazak, claiming to represent Yasser Arafat's Palestine Liberation Organisation, was standing behind a table piled with leaflets and booklets. He started giving a presentation on the PLO, in which he made terrorists and hate mongers

Back to Beersheba

Back to Beersheba Categories: Australasia, Israel     Author: Ahron Shapiro

Even before departing Australia for the landmark historic commemoration at Beersheba, the excitement was palpable. Flights to Israel, connecting through Asia, were heavily booked. One could not be unmoved by the unusual sight of row upon row of Australians flocking from city and countryside alike, p

Danby vs the ABC

Danby vs the ABC Categories: Australasia, Jordan, Media/ Academia, Op-eds, Palestinians     Author: Allon Lee

You'd think that, with its $1 billion budget, the ABC could handle a little criticism. Not so, as Melbourne Ports ALP MP Michael Danby recently discovered. In late September, Danby had the temerity to use his electoral allowance to run two advertisements in the Australian Jewish News questioning th

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