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Back in Black: Israel's Ultra-Orthodox Revisited Categories: Israel     Author: Amotz Asa-El

Less out of conviction than necessity, ultra-Orthodoxy is joining the Jewish state. It lets women fulfil themselves professionally, it sends more and more of its men to pursue careers and even serve in the army.

Incitement Matters Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Colin Rubenstein

Many are quick to dismiss incitement as irrelevant to the immediate task of reaching an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement. This view is misinformed and short-sighted. Incitement helps make peace impossible.

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Proximity Talks Begin Categories: Israel, Palestinians, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

As readers are probably aware, and as expected for a number of weeks, it was announced on Monday that US-mediated Israeli-Palestinian proximity talks are now beginning. While it is not clear yet how significant the actual difference is between the previous situation - where US envoy George Mitchell

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Un-Holy Mess in Jerusalem Categories: Israel     Author: Amotz Asa-El

While most ordinary passers-by began suspecting corruption only when they saw Holyland's tallest peak gradually rise above it, assorted environmental groups understood from the onset the project's aesthetic damage and legal manipulations.

Scribblings: A Whistleblower? Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

The reporting of Israel's Anat Kamm affair in Australia was a mixed bag, with a fair amount of sensationalism in many cases. Hopefully, those paying attention were able to absorb the following key details which correct the more sensationalist versions of the story.

Peace Process Illusions and Myths Categories: Israel, Palestinians, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

Today's Update features some articles clarifying illusions and myths which feature prominently in what is probably the most common approach to the Israeli-Palestinian "peace process", especially in terms of US and foreign efforts to advance it.

Washington Wash-up Categories: Israel, United States, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu spent most of the past week in the US capital but, unlike with many previous visits by Israeli PMs, much of the trip remains the subject of conjecture.

Media Microscope: Housing Crisis Categories: Australasia, Israel, Media/ Academia     Author: Jamie Hyams

On ABC TV, Anne Barker declared, "The growth of Jewish settlements in east Jerusalem and the West Bank is the biggest obstacle to peace." Apparently the ongoing Palestinian terror and refusal to even talk come somewhere behind the building of houses.

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Deconstruction Zone: A job well done Categories: International Security, Israel, Terrorism     Author: Bren Carlill

These attacks, while morally justified, tend to contravene the laws of the countries in which the operations are carried out. Those who criticise Israel's apparent disregard for legal niceties in these matters would have Israel sit on its hands while its citizens die left, right and centre. Any Isra

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