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Moderates must not become apologists for radical Islam Categories: Australasia, Immigration/ Multiculturalism, International Jewry, Islamic Extremism, Lebanon, Op-eds     Author: Colin Rubenstein

THE Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) cancelled our planned participation in the program of Israeli professor Raphael Israeli after his controversial remarks about Muslim immigration and communities. Characterising Muslim communities as a threat or danger per se is a sentime

Terrorism Teheran Style Categories: International Jewry, Iran, Op-eds, Terrorism     Author: Ted Lapkin

YOU know it's not business as usual when prosecutors from one country file a criminal indictment against another country's head of state. But that's precisely what happened late last year when Argentine authorities laid terrorism charges against former Iranian president Ali Akbar Rafsanjani.

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The problem of squaring a circle Categories: Israel, Lebanon, Op-eds, Palestinians     Author: Colin Rubenstein

Both Israel and Palestinian politics are currently in a state of flux. The conduct and consequences of the war against Hizbollah have seen a very intense debate in Israel. The future of the current ruling coalition, elected in May, is meanwhile very much up in the air. Meanwhile, Palestinian Authori

Hezbollah's new battle at home Categories: Israel, Lebanon, Op-eds, Syria     Author: Ted Lapkin

IF LOVE means never having to say you're sorry, that principle should apply with redoubled force when the emotion in question is hate. So when Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah publicly apologised for igniting the recent Lebanese conflict, his boasts of victory over Israel began to ring a tad

How to stop another war Categories: Israel, Lebanon, Middle East, Op-eds, Syria     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

WITH the smoke still clearing from Lebanon and northern Israel, the crucial question is whether the post-war resolution will remove the sources of the violence. Otherwise, the world will witness a similar round of conflict in another few months or years, with all the suffering that will entail.

Just the facts, Maam Categories: Anti-Zionism, Australasia, Media/ Academia, Op-eds     Author: Ted Lapkin

The proposition that political argument should be built on an accurate factual foundation is neither revolutionary nor controversial. Or so I thought. But Melbourne University Publishing's (MUP) Louise Adler seems to think that factual exactitude is a secondary issue where anti-Israel polemics are

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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