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The Last word: Violence and Silence

The Last word: Violence and Silence Categories: Antisemitism, Australasia     Author: Jeremy Jones

Since October 1989, I have maintained a database of anti-Jewish incidents of "racist violence", using the definition produced by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. The Executive Council of Australian Jewry, which began its database in 2013 and has released the results of its first y

Media Microscope: Carr-nivale Categories: Australasia, Israel, Media/ Academia     Author: Allon Lee

On November 8, the Australian ran an op-ed from former Foreign Minister Bob Carr announcing his new role as patron of the Labor Friends of Palestine, wherein he argued, ad nauseum, that Israel is becoming apartheid-like and that settlements are what is preventing a two-state solution. Spouting arra

Essay: Evil without Banality

Essay: Evil without Banality Categories: Holocaust/ War Crimes     Author: Saul Austerlitz

In 2006, a prominent Israeli psychiatrist named Dr. Nathaniel Laor received a telephone call from American real estate mogul and philanthropist Leon Charney. Laor, a professor at both Tel Aviv University and at Yale's Child Study Centre, was told that a friend of Charney's knew a man who had come in

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Jerusalem syndrome

Jerusalem syndrome Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Amotz Asa-El

The Temple Mount, arguably monotheism's most active volcano, is smoking again. The hilltop where a universalistic King Solomon built, as he saw it, a shrine whose tenant would be God and whose pilgrims would be "all the people of the world," returned in October to its more familiar role as a source

After Obama

After Obama Categories: Iran, Israel, Middle East, United States     Author: Robert Satloff

Even God, it seems, is tired of the Israeli-Palestinian dispute - and the never-ending standoff between US President Barack Obama and Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu. When a third intifada threatened to erupt recently following Israel's temporary closure of Muslim prayer at the al-Aqsa Mosque in respo

Faction and Fiction in Iran negotiations

Faction and Fiction in Iran negotiations Categories: International Security, Iran     Author: Michael Rubin

In 1998, against the backdrop of Iranian President Mohammad Khatami's "Dialogue of Civilisations," there was great optimism about the potential for a thaw in US-Iranian relations among many of the same circles that express it now. And then, just as now, some in the US business community wanted to ru

Deal or No Deal?

Deal or No Deal? Categories: International Security, Iran     Author: Lenny Ben-David

November 24 is seen as a critical date in the negotiations between Iran and UN Security Council's permanent members (the "P5+1" the United States, France, Britain, Russia, China plus Germany) on the fates of Iran's nuclear enterprise and the economic sanctions imposed on the recalcitrant and bellico


Editorial: The Eleventh Hour Categories: International Security, Iran     Author: Colin Rubenstein

As this edition of the Australia/Israel Review went to press, negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran over Iran's nuclear program were continuing in Vienna ahead of a November 24 deadline, with little sign that a deal is imminent - certainly not one that would end the program altogether and dismantle

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