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War as an extension of politics Categories: Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Middle East, Op-eds, Syria     Author: Ted Lapkin

General Patton once observed that you don't win wars by dying for your country; you win them by making the other poor bastard die for his. But Hezbollah has turned that pearl of military wisdom on its head. These jihadists are trying to defeat Israel, not by killing Jews, but by engineering a slaug

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Pro-Israel lobby: helping or hindering policy making? Categories: Anti-Zionism, Australasia, Iraq, Israel, Media/ Academia, Middle East, Op-eds, Palestinians     Author: Ted Lapkin

TONY JONES: Well, to discuss the role of the pro-Israel lobby and its degree of influence and whether it exists here in the same way as the US, we're joined now by Ted Lapkin, director of policy analysis at the Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council. He's in our Melbourne studio. And with me in

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

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.

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