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AIR New Zealand: Oh Lorde!

AIR New Zealand: Oh Lorde! Categories: Australasia, Israel     Author: Miriam Bell

After announcing that she would be performing a concert in Israel as part of her upcoming world tour, Lorde ran smack bang into a BDS-driven backlash. She immediately attracted harsh criticism and protest, largely driven by the New Zealand Palestine Solidarity Network.

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It's time Australia recognised Hezbollah in its entirety as a terrorist organisation

It's time Australia recognised Hezbollah in its entirety as a terrorist organisation Categories: Australasia, Lebanon, Op-eds, Terrorism, United Kingdom     Author: Colin Rubenstein

THERE is a group that was ­described by a senior US ­security official 15 years ago as the "A-Team of terrorists" and has only gone from strength to strength in the years since then. This group perpetrates violent acts against civilians, calls for mass murder and, by its own admission, doesn

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.

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

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

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