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Canberra and Jerusalem: A New Era begins Categories: Australasia, Iraq, Israel, Middle East     Author: Allon Lee

A change of government always ushers in new emphases, personnel, policies and preferences. AIR therefore sought the views of a number of knowledgeable and interested figures in Australia and Israel, asking them both to evaluate the current state of Australia-Israel relations and assess how the new R

AIR New Zealand: Grave Matters Categories: Antisemitism, Australasia     Author: Miriam Bell

In October, a Jewish cemetery in Wellington was desecrated. Again. Like many Jewish New Zealanders, when I heard about the latest attack I had a sad sense of deja vu. This sort of thing should not, and is not meant to, happen in our "fair go for all", egalitarian country. But it does.

The Last Word: The Worst of Years Categories: Antisemitism, Australasia     Author: Jeremy Jones

In late November, the US Justice Department released the FBI's 2006 Hate Crime Statistics. While few who follow the media will be surprised to read of 156 'Anti-Islamic' incidents, the 967 'Anti-Jewish' attacks in the same table provides a rare perspective.

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Howard's achievements, Rudd's promise Categories: Australasia, Iraq, Israel, Middle East, Op-eds     Author: Colin Rubenstein

The new Rudd Government gives every indication of not only seeking to match, but if possible, even improve on the excellent record of the Howard Government in terms of both willingness to act on Jewish domestic concerns and also Australia's support for Israel's security and peacemaking efforts.

Media Microscope: Balance at the Age Categories: Australasia, Media/ Academia     Author: Jamie Hyams

British-based Palestinian writer and academic Ghada Karmi, in Australia recently giving talks at various universities, represents an extreme school of thought in relation to the peace process. Her solution is that Israel should cease to exist as a Jewish state, being replaced with a single state, w

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Head to Head Categories: Australasia, Immigration/ Multiculturalism, International Jewry, International Security, Iraq, Middle East, Terrorism, United Nations     Author: AIJAC staff

As has become traditional in the lead-up to a federal election, the Australia/Israel Review posed a series of questions to Prime Minister John Howard and Opposition Leader Kevin Rudd focusing on international security, the Middle East, and domestic polices of special interest to the Australian Jewis

Editorial: Mention the War Categories: Australasia, International Security, Terrorism     Author: Colin Rubenstein

A few weeks ago, former High Court Chief Justice Sir Gerard Brennan told a Law Council of Australia conference that some incursions on individual freedom and the values of the common law as part of counter-terrorism laws may be essential to combat the risk of terror.

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