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Media Microscope: Latest from Ramsey Street Categories: Australasia, Israel, Media/ Academia     Author: Jamie Hyams

Sydney Morning Herald columnist Alan Ramsey has become known for writing his articles by quoting at length and endorsing those with whom he agrees - as well as for his vitriolic attacks on Israel. So the occasion of the parliamentary motion congratulating Israel on its 60th anniversary could not be

Essay: Radical Evolution Categories: Islamic Extremism, Lebanon, Terrorism     Author: Daveed Gartenstein-Ross & Kyle Dabruzzi

Government officials, scholars, and analysts continue to debate the extent to which al-Qaeda's central leadership remains relevant to today's battle against terrorism. After US forces eliminated the group's safe haven in Afghanistan in late 2001, many argued that al-Qaeda had transformed into a dece

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Left in the Lurch? Categories: Israel     Author: Amotz Asa-El

It?s been sixteen years since Meretz's finest moment, when the party won a solid one-tenth of the electorate, as part of the Israeli Left?s most decisive electoral victory since the time of Golda Meir.

The Gaza Rocket War Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Dore Gold

Israel's ground incursion into the Gaza Strip that began on March 1, 2008 should not have triggered much international debate. After all, for more than seven years Palestinian terrorist organisations have been intentionally firing rockets indiscriminately against Israeli civilian targets, especially

Counterinsurgency 101 Categories: Iraq, Terrorism     Author: Frederick Kagan & Kimberley Kagan

Lieutenant General Raymond Odierno took command of Multi-National Corps-Iraq (MNC-I) on December 14, 2006. Iraq was in flames. Insurgents and death squads were killing 3,000 civilians a month. Coalition forces were sustaining more than 1,200 attacks per week.

Europa Europa: The French Connection Categories: Europe, Islamic Extremism, Israel     Author: Douglas Davis

The French have given the world savoir faire and joi de vivre. But right now, as far as Israel is concerned, it's d?ja vu all over again. France and Israel were best buddies for almost 20 years after the Jewish state was founded in 1948. The French provided Israel with arms, planes, patrol boats and


Editorial: Gaza Cannot Be Ignored Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Colin Rubenstein

Late on the night of March 6, a Palestinian terrorist entered a Jerusalem yeshiva and unleashed a hail of bullets from a machine gun, killing eight Jewish students and wounding 11 others. The attack was the worst terrorist attack in a major Israeli city in two years.

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