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Israel poll misleads Categories: Israel, Media/ Academia, Op-eds     Author: Colin Rubenstein

As anyone acquainted with Israel and its people can attest, the conclusions of the poll of Israelis reported on in the Herald seem puzzling (''Poll finds Jewish Israeli support for segregation'', October 25). However, detailed scrutiny of the poll data and questions reveals that, in fact, the poll i

A misleading and flawed poll sparks "apartheid" claims

A misleading and flawed poll sparks "apartheid" claims Categories: Israel, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

This week Gideon Levy of Haaretz published an article on the results of a very misleading and flawed poll with the title "Survey: Most Israeli Jews would support apartheid regime in Israel" on October 24. As a result of the Haaretz publicity, false reports that Israeli Jews support apartheid, made

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Women suffering across the Middle East - except  in Israel

Women suffering across the Middle East - except in Israel Categories: Israel, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

While women are suffering from extremism throughout the Middle East, Israel remains an exception where all women, regardless of race, religion or ethnicity, enjoy equality before the law, and despite some shortcomings, the most substantial social equality in the region, comparable to virtually any c

Media Week - Shalit - the Fairfax directors’ cut; Christians in Israel – the gospel truth; Headline misfire.

Media Week - Shalit - the Fairfax directors’ cut; Christians in Israel – the gospel truth; Headline misfire. Categories: Israel, Media/ Academia, Middle East, Palestinians, Updates     Author: Allon Lee

As a matter of course newspapers make changes to stories. Some of these can be spelling or cuts for length. But a number of questionable alterations were made to a story from the New York Times' Middle East correspondent Isabel Kershner that appeared in Fairfax papers noting Gilad Shalit's first ma

Israel goes to polls on January 22

Israel goes to polls on January 22 Categories: Israel, Updates    

As readers will probably be aware, Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu announced earlier this week that he will seek early elections, and later announced that he is requesting a poll take place on January 22. His speech, calling for the election, and citing an inability "at this time to

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Media Week - And they called it Pappe love; Randa does the rounds

Media Week - And they called it Pappe love; Randa does the rounds Categories: Anti-Zionism, Australasia, Islamic Extremism, Israel, Palestinians, Terrorism, Updates     Author: Allon Lee

Anti-Zionist historian Ilan Pappe told Geraldine Doogue on ABC Radio National's "Breakfast" program  (17/9) that the "mainstream Zionist leadership from the very beginning understood that... they could not have a Jewish state as long as the Palestinians remained in Palestine". The fact is that

The Cine File: The Camera Does Lie

The Cine File: The Camera Does Lie Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Or Avi-Guy

There is no doubt that "5 Broken Cameras" is a moving, emotional and powerful film. It tries to deal with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by telling the story of one Palestinian town, Bil'in, which became a symbol of what the film describes as the non-violent resistance against the security fence.

Bibi, Barack and Iran

Bibi, Barack and Iran Categories: Iran, Israel, United States     Author: Amotz Asa-El

In the spirit of September's Jewish New Year and Day of Atonement, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's Iranian policy has become a focus of the season's soul-searching. A lot has happened since Netanyahu's return to the Premiership, two months after Barack Obama landed in the White House. What his

Editorial: Leadership Failures Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Colin Rubenstein

What do the Palestinian Authority's (PA) deep-seated economic problems have in common with its unstinting hostility towards Israel and reluctance to work towards resolving the conflict? They are each symptomatic of a failure of Palestinian leadership. And, if you feel a sense of déjà

Media Week - Newton’s gravity-free zone; Village idiots; Exceptionally bad

Media Week - Newton’s gravity-free zone; Village idiots; Exceptionally bad Categories: Anti-Zionism, Holocaust/ War Crimes, Israel, Media/ Academia, Palestinians, Updates     Author: Allon Lee

Australian Palestine Advocacy Network vice-president Robert Newton offered up a series of red herrings in the Canberra Times (21/8) to justify why "Unless Israel stops the illegal construction of settlements in the West Bank there will be no resumption of negotiations which have been stalled since D

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Israel and the "other Olympics"

Israel and the "other Olympics" Categories: Israel, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

Israel may not have picked up a medal at the London Olympic games, but it is a little known truth that when it comes to the Paralympic games - Israel is a superstar. Since the Paralympic games began, Israel has won 334 medals, including 113 gold, and those numbers are expected to grow at the London

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