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Another flotilla stunt on its way!

Another flotilla stunt on its way! Categories: Israel, Palestinians, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

On Wednesday a flotilla of two ships - the Canadian ship Tahrir and the Irish ship Saoirse quietly left a Turkish port with the aim to breach the Gaza blockade by Friday. News of this latest flotilla "Freedom Waves to Gaza" was kept secret until the ships reached international waters. According to

Tutu spars with Goldstone over kangaroo court

Tutu spars with Goldstone over kangaroo court Categories: Anti-Zionism, Israel, Updates     Author: Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz

Richard Goldstone's op-ed in the New York Times earlier this week explaining why the claim that Israel is an "apartheid state" is baseless was primarily targeted against the so-called "Russell Tribunal on Palestine", due to take place this weekend in Cape Town, which will al

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Ilan Grapel and AIJAC

Ilan Grapel and AIJAC Categories: Antisemitism, Australasia, Egypt, Media/ Academia, Updates     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

As readers will note from the accompanying media release, AIJAC is very relieved and pleased that Ilan Grapel, a bright young Israeli-American student, has now been released after more than four months of detention in Egypt. Ilan served a 2009 stint in AIJAC's Melbourne's office as a visiting Goldma

Considering the last resort option on Iran

Considering the last resort option on Iran Categories: Iran, United States, Updates     Author: Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz

International legal scholar Louis René Beres, US Admiral (ret.) Leon Edney and US Lt Gen (ret.) Thomas G. McInerney have written an insightful article in Haaretz, looking at the current Iranian nuclear predicament and the various possible responses, focusing on the legality of a pre-emptive s

Gaddafi's death, Libya's future

Gaddafi's death, Libya's future Categories: Libya, Middle East, Updates    

The death of long-standing Libyan Dictator Muammar Gaddafi on Thursday has led to the effective end of the NATO-supported Libyan revolution against his rule. This Update is devoted to understanding Libya's outlook and dilemmas in the wake of Gaddafi's death. First up is note

 Elections in Tunisia

Elections in Tunisia Categories: Middle East, Tunisia, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

On Sunday 23 October, Tunisia held its first truly free election since its independence. Tunisian Hadiya Al Sabie said: "It's the first time I have voted from my heart....Not for something that I am forced to vote for, but from my heart." The polls have now closed after a voter turnout out of

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Iran’s alleged Washington plot re-examined

Iran’s alleged Washington plot re-examined Categories: Iran, Terrorism, Updates     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

As noted in the last Update, the recently exposed alleged Iranian plot to kill the Saudi Ambassador to the US at a Washington restaurant - and commit a number of the other terror attacks in the US - is a big story which has provoked much commentary and analysis. Some of that analysis, such as by fo

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