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Scribblings: The Crucial Assymetry Categories: Israel, Terrorism     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

It was interesting to note an exchange that took place between Israeli PM Ehud Olmert and UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in the aftermath of the Gaza beach explosion that killed seven Palestinian civilians on June 9.

A NGO Zone Categories: International Security, Israel, NGOs     Author: Anne Bayefsky

On Sunday, June 11, a boycott of Israeli academics, which had been adopted a few weeks earlier by the UK University and College Lecturers Union (NATFHE), was lifted after the move threatened to derail a merger plan with the larger UK Association of University Teachers.

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Olmert's uphill struggle Categories: Israel     Author: Amotz Asa-El

During four months as acting Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert cleverly avoided occupying his idolised predecessor's office, working instead from his previous location in the Trade and Industry Ministry, lest he seem to be wresting prematurely Israel's political sanctum of sanctums.

Editorial: The Clash Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Colin Rubenstein

The dust has settled from the deadly explosion on a Gaza beach on June 9, and it is clear that Israel was not responsible for that tragedy.

Morally right to kill threats Categories: Israel, Op-eds, Palestinians, Terrorism     Author: Bren Carlill

THE Arab-Israeli conflict rolls on, confusing as ever. Earlier this month Australian newspapers reported an impending reconciliation referendum for the Palestinian population. But after a family was killed last week on a Gaza beach, apparently by a Hamas mine (though Israel was blamed), the terrori

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Brewing calamity Categories: International Security, Iran, Israel, Middle East, Op-eds     Author: Ted Lapkin

"The sole method we shall apply against Israel is total war, which will result in the extermination of Zionist existence." Sound familiar? But these are not the genocidal rantings of crisis-present uttered by Iran's Jew-hater in chief, President Mahmoud Ahmadinajad.

Beyond Ideology Categories: Israel     Author: Ted Lapkin

A wise man once counselled me to avoid the business of making predictions - especially if they had anything to do with the future. And as the dust begins to settle from Israel's parliamentary elections, enough surprises have emerged to validate the wisdom of that advice.

Editorial: "Convergence" in Israel Categories: Israel     Author: Colin Rubenstein

As expected, Ehud Olmert, the leader of the Kadima party founded by Ariel Sharon last year, won a mandate to govern Israel in the election of March 28, albeit one smaller than predicted.

Israeli politics swings to the centre Categories: Israel, Op-eds, Palestinians     Author: Ted Lapkin

A WISE man once counselled me to avoid the business of making predictions -- especially if they had anything to do with the future. And as the dust begins to settle from Israel's parliamentary elections, enough surprises have emerged to validate the wisdom of that advice.

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