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The Last Word: A Matter of Opinion Categories: Antisemitism, Australasia     Author: Jeremy Jones

Having analysed data on anti-Jewish activity in Australia, I have often observed that the most important co-efficient of increased antisemitism in Australia is increased racism in general, and the Pew Project received headlines such as "Anti-Jew, anti-Muslim attitudes rise in Europe".

Essay: The Iranian Nuclear Challenge Categories: International Security, Iran, United States     Author: Bipartisan Policy Center

A nuclear weapons-capable Islamic Republic of Iran is strategically untenable. This report is about preventing the untenable. While a peaceful, civilian nuclear program in Iran might be acceptable under certain conditions... it is the decided judgment of this group that continued Iranian enrichment

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Fatah's Journey to the Past Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Jonathan Spyer

In recent weeks, a number of prominent Fatah figures have suggested that their movement might abandon its commitment to a "two-state solution" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and return to the pre-1988 demand for Israel's replacement by a single state in the area between the Jordan and the Medi

The JI Files Categories: Asia, Islamic Extremism, Lebanon, Terrorism     Author: Allon Lee

In the six years since Jemaah Islamiah (JI) carried out the deadly October 12 bombing of a Bali nightclub that claimed 202 lives, Indonesia has made great strides in tackling terror. But according to some of the world's top terrorism experts, the job will remain incomplete until Indonesia proscribes

Livni In Trying Times Categories: Israel     Author: Amotz Asa-El

By sheer coincidence, Foreign Minister Tzipi Lvini's election as the new leader of the ruling Kadima party came at autumn's height, a time when Jews traditionally look back with introspection and forward with hope. As things have unfolded, Livni has plenty of reason for both celebration and trepidat

Europa Europa: Of Church, Mosque and State Categories: Europe, Islamic Extremism, Lebanon     Author: Douglas Davis

The fact that Islamic courts are now functioning in Britain with full judicial authority should not have come as such a surprise. No less than the Archbishop of Canterbury - the highest-ranking member of the Anglican Church - had publicly conceded earlier this year that the establishment of Sharia l

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Scribblings: A Trip to Poll-land Categories: Israel, Lebanon, Palestinians, Syria     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

It is often asserted by pundits that both Israeli and Palestinian public opinion supports a two-state resolution. Therefore, it is claimed, it must be only the inability of the leaders of the two sides to overcome their own ambition, stubbornness and political limitations that is preventing Israeli-

Europa Europa: Ethnic Cleansers Categories: Europe, Islamic Extremism, Lebanon     Author: Douglas Davis

If politicians are unable to think beyond the next election, it is not surprising that even their best intentions often produce unintended consequences. And, more often than not, those consequences serve only to exacerbate the problem.

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