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Ilan Grapel and AIJAC

Ilan Grapel and AIJAC Categories: Antisemitism, Australasia, Egypt, Media/ Academia, Updates     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

As readers will note from the accompanying media release, AIJAC is very relieved and pleased that Ilan Grapel, a bright young Israeli-American student, has now been released after more than four months of detention in Egypt. Ilan served a 2009 stint in AIJAC's Melbourne's office as a visiting Goldma

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On ABC Lateline, Palestinian official's veiled rejection of Israel's existence

On ABC Lateline, Palestinian official's veiled rejection of Israel's existence Categories: Australasia, Media/ Academia, Palestinians, United Nations, Updates     Author: Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz

ABC TV Lateline's Ali Moore interviewed Palestinian Authority official Nabil Shaath last night about the PA's UN statehood bid. Shaath , an experienced statesman, gave what on the surface may be perceived as a compelling argument for supporting the statehood bid; however, further

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The Last Word: Bullies, demonisers and slanderers

The Last Word: Bullies, demonisers and slanderers Categories: Anti-Zionism, Australasia     Author: Jeremy Jones

In recent weeks there has been a fair bit of attention on the activities of the anti-Israel bullies, demonisers and slanderers (who call themselves BDS for other reasons), who try to stop Australians from purchasing anything from hot chocolate and perfume to padlocks. The more the boycotters are ac

The Last Word: Ten Years After

The Last Word: Ten Years After Categories: Antisemitism, Australasia, NGOs, Terrorism     Author: Jeremy Jones

It was late evening in Sydney. Not many hours earlier, I had arrived home from South Africa, having participated in the World Conference Against Racism ("Durban I") and the NGO Forum which had preceded it. The Jewish community in Sydney had asked me to provide a first hand account of the events, g

AIR New Zealand: Suspicious minds Categories: Australasia, Israel     Author: Miriam Bell

Question: Do the following characteristics/actions/behaviours seem suspicious? Having (and carrying) more than one passport while travelling. Wanting to contact your family and friends in any way possible after being caught up in a natural disaster. Leaving a country (to go home to your family) as

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Greens attacked for their BDS blues

Greens attacked for their BDS blues Categories: Anti-Zionism, Australasia, Israel, Updates     Author: Allon Lee

The Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment campaign became a focal point for passionate debate over the last two days as it reared its head in both the Australian Senate and Victorian Parliament. First, the Greens maintained their 100 per cent success rate of refusing to vote in favour of any resolution

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