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On ABC Lateline, Palestinian official's veiled rejection of Israel's existence

On ABC Lateline, Palestinian official's veiled rejection of Israel's existence Categories: Australasia, Media/ Academia, Palestinians, United Nations, Updates     Author: Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz

ABC TV Lateline's Ali Moore interviewed Palestinian Authority official Nabil Shaath last night about the PA's UN statehood bid. Shaath , an experienced statesman, gave what on the surface may be perceived as a compelling argument for supporting the statehood bid; however, further

Durban III Categories: Anti-Zionism, Antisemitism, United Nations, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

This year's Durban III Conference also known as "World Conference Against Racism" held on 22 September in New York has lived up to expectations by promoting antisemitism and anti-Zionism. The participants at the conference voted on a political statement affirming the declarations of the original Du

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Abbas losing support over hypocrisy in the UN

Abbas losing support over hypocrisy in the UN Categories: Anti-Zionism, Israel, Media/ Academia, Palestinians, Quartet, United Nations, Updates     Author: Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz

As expected, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas submitted an application for Statehood to the UN Secretary General. The application can be downloaded HERE. In addition to this, both Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the UN General Assembly and their two speeche

In Palestinian statehood bid endgame, the real loser will be peace

In Palestinian statehood bid endgame, the real loser will be peace Categories: Israel, Media/ Academia, Palestinians, Quartet, United Nations, United States, Updates     Author: Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz

As the day of reckoning for the Palestinian statehood bid at the UN, now reportedly slated for Friday, draws ever closer, there is a frantic last-minute effort to avert the potentially disastrous showdown in favour of peace talks. Such talks are widely recognised as the only possible way to rea

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Flotilla Wanted

Flotilla Wanted Categories: Syria, Updates     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

The Syrian situation continues to simmer along, although it seems to be slipping out of the headlines..... A story that got almost no coverage but should have was the theme of the protests for last Friday - to call "for foreign protection" of Syrian civilians... This followed an appeal from the le

Ethnic cleansing in Palestine

Ethnic cleansing in Palestine Categories: Anti-Zionism, Antisemitism, Israel, Palestinians, Updates     Author: Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz

According to a report by Oren Dorell in USA Today, the Palestinian emissary to the US has told a press conference that no Jews would be permitted to live in the planned Palestinian state. "After the experience of the last 44 years of military occupation and all the conflict and friction, I thi

Media Week - Undiplomatic posting; Missing link still not found; No conversion for this Paul; Seeing red over Greens' BDS support

Media Week - Undiplomatic posting; Missing link still not found; No conversion for this Paul; Seeing red over Greens' BDS support Categories: Israel, Media/ Academia, Updates     Author: Allon Lee

Perhaps one can dismiss the opinion in the Canberra Times (8/09) of Peter Rodgers, former Australian ambassador to Israel, that Israeli intransigence prevents a Palestinian state on the basis that his tenure ended there in 1997. Perhaps Rodgers doesn't know that Israel offered a statehood deal in 2

Egypt and the Attack on Israel's Embassy

Egypt and the Attack on Israel's Embassy Categories: Egypt, Israel, Updates    

As readers are probably aware, there was a serious attack on Israel's embassy in Cairo on Friday by an Egyptian mob, which saw the Embassy ransacked, several staff members trapped inside for hours before they were rescued and, eventually, all staff evacuated from the country except

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A nuclear Iran - Is it too late? Categories: International Security, Iran, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

With the world focussed on other issues, Iran is continuing to both illegally enrich uranium and rapidly building up the infrastructure to do so even more quickly and efficiently. It is clear that Iran is already well along on its course towards developing nuclear weapons for military purposes - an

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