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Obama, Israel and the "Jewish Lobby"

Obama, Israel and the "Jewish Lobby" Categories: Antisemitism, Israel, United States, Updates     Author: Talia Katz

Barack Obama's first visit to Israel as President last month has been widely analysed in the context of the Israel-Palestinian peace process and in terms of other regional security concerns, with a particular focus on the sometimes rocky relationship he shares with Israeli PM Benyamin Netanyahu. How

Media Week - No experience necessary?; Flotilla details sink; McGeough shrugs; Doubting Thomas; One among the pack; Relationships advice

Media Week - No experience necessary?; Flotilla details sink; McGeough shrugs; Doubting Thomas; One among the pack; Relationships advice Categories: Anti-Zionism, Israel, Media/ Academia, Palestinians, Turkey, Updates     Author: Allon Lee

Ahead of PM Julia Gillard's cabinet reshuffle Michael Danby's name was touted in the Age and Sydney Morning Herald (March 25) as a potential foreign affairs parliamentary secretary (in the end he got the gig for the Arts instead). Danby of course has excellent foreign policy credentials...Unfortuna

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Aspects of Israel's new coalition government

Aspects of Israel's new coalition government Categories: Israel, Updates    

With the details of the new Israeli cabinet still being sorted out right up until the night before the cabinet was sworn in on Monday, this Update is devoted to the details of the cabinet and coalition, as well as the implications for both domestic Israeli and international p

Hamas "moderates" don't accept Israel

Hamas "moderates" don't accept Israel Categories: Palestinians, Updates     Author: Ahron Shapiro

Following the Israeli elections and just ahead of US President Barack Obama's first visit to Israel, last Tuesday The New Republic published a lengthy feature examining the current state of the peace process, penned by Ben Birnbaum. In part, the essay "The end of the two-state solution: Why the win

Iran's antisemitic partnerships

Iran's antisemitic partnerships Categories: Antisemitism, Europe, Far Right, Iran, Updates     Author: Or Avi-Guy

Iran finds it hard to make friends these days. And now, another "blow"- Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez, one of Iran strongest allies in the global arena, passed away. Interestingly, the Iranians have formed an unholy alliance with none other than the Hungarian ultra-nationalist rising power - the

The Economist discusses al-Jazeera’s biases

The Economist discusses al-Jazeera’s biases Categories: Media/ Academia, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

Al-Jazeera's credibility as an editorially independent news provider is increasingly under the spotlight.  AIJAC has previously blogged about growing concerns that al-Jazeera, owned by Qatar, is being used by Qatar to promote its foreign policy interests - in particular the rise of the Muslim B

 Israel offers positive water policy example to the region - the Palestinians, sadly, offer the opposite

Israel offers positive water policy example to the region - the Palestinians, sadly, offer the opposite Categories: Israel, Jordan, Palestinians, Updates     Author: Or Avi-Guy

Through resource management, innovation and planning, the Israeli water authorities ... have now beaten the intense drought which has gripped the country for several years. Now, the Israeli example stands ready to help others in the region to do the same. Unfortunately, not everyone is ready to take

The 'segregated buses' canard

The 'segregated buses' canard Categories: Palestinians, Updates     Author: Ahron Shapiro

How did the story about a goodwill gesture by Israel in the form of increased Palestinian employment inside Israel, combined with another goodwill gesture of improved bus service for some of these workers, became twisted into another story of Israeli "injustice" against Palestinians? 

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