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Israel and Singapore - out of the shadows

Israel and Singapore - out of the shadows Categories: Asia, Israel     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

While, in the past, it was always kept low-key, Israel and Singapore have a deep and enduring relationship that has lasted more than 50 years. Not only do these two small but prosperous states at opposite ends of Asia have extensive cooperation in commerce and defence trade, but they share a profoun

Scribblings: Disagreement over an old agreement

Scribblings: Disagreement over an old agreement Categories: Israel, Middle East, Palestinians     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

Much ink is being spilled at the moment to mark the 100th anniversary of the Sykes-Picot agreement - the British-French deal, reached in the midst of the First World War, to, at war's end, divide up the Middle East possessions of the fading Ottoman Empire. The intense interest in the agreement is p

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Head to Head

Head to Head Categories: Australasia, Immigration/ Multiculturalism, Israel, Middle East    

In keeping with a long-standing pre-election tradition at the AIR, we sent a series of policy questions to the campaigns of both Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, leading the Liberal/National coalition, and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, leading the Australian Labor Party. The questions focus on iss

From Ya'alon to Lieberman

From Ya'alon to Lieberman Categories: Israel     Author: Amotz Asa-El

Nine of incoming Defence Minister Lieberman's sixteen predecessors were retired generals, a background that, rather than easing their path, frequently caused disharmony.

The French Peace Initiative

The French Peace Initiative Categories: Europe, Israel, Palestinians, Updates    

Next week, the French government plans to convene a meeting of international foreign ministers  - not including Israeli and Palestinian representatives -  to discuss ideas for advancing Israeli-Palestinian peace. They hope to follow this up with an international conference later in the yea

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68 Years Young

68 Years Young Categories: Israel, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

This year Israel celebrates its 68th birthday - with much to be proud of. Israel's existence is the realisation of the self-determination of the Jewish people in their ancient homeland. Israel has provided a safe-haven for Jews fleeing antisemitism, including for Jewish survivors of the Holocaust, a

Israel's push for productive solutions

Israel's push for productive solutions Categories: Anti-Zionism, Asia, Europe, Israel, Op-eds     Author: Colin Rubenstein

THE Lebanese branch of the anti-Israel boycott movement has demanded that country's government ban the film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice because, in the movie, Wonder Woman is played by the Israeli actor Gal Gadot. Worldwide, the film has box office takings of over $1.2 billion. Many people -

Vale to French PM Valls’ efforts to combat French antisemitism?

Vale to French PM Valls’ efforts to combat French antisemitism? Categories: Anti-Zionism, Antisemitism, Europe, Israel, Palestinians, Terrorism, Updates     Author: Allon Lee

This week's surprise visit to Australia by French Prime Minister Manuel Valls in the wake of his country winning a $50 billion contract to build our next generation of submarines is a sign that the Franco-Australian relationship is at a high watermark. But sadly, the Franco-Israel relationship is we

Noted and Quoted - May 2016 Categories: Australasia, Israel, Media/ Academia, Middle East    

The Age editorialised (March 28), following Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif's visit to Australia in mid-March, that Australia and Iran "do not, and will not in the near future, see eye to eye on matters of human rights." The paper attacked Zarif's "hypocrisy about human rights" calling it "bre

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Islands of Stability?

Islands of Stability? Categories: Egypt, Israel, Saudi Arabia     Author: Eran Lerman & Joshua Teitelbaum

Having played a major role in sustaining the present Egyptian regime against political and economic challenges, the Saudis were now in a position to finalise the restoration of their sovereignty over the islands, control of which they had ceded to Egypt back in 1949 in the context of the latter's be

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