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Ed: 34: January/2009

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The Last Word: Offence and Threats Categories: Antisemitism, Australasia     Author: Jeremy Jones

When some Sydney teenagers created a group on the social networking internet platform "Facebook", on which they posted photos of poorly or creatively parked vehicles and made infantile and sometimes offensive comments about Jews, they were apparently oblivious to the public nature of their activitie

Media Microscope: Lessons from Mumbai Categories: Australasia, Media/ Academia, Terrorism     Author: Jamie Hyams

As tends to be the case after any major terrorist attack, media commentators and editorial writers reacted to the Mumbai atrocity by trying to extract lessons for the benefit of their loyal readers. Two Age editorials were careful to appropriately condemn the terrorists, but still inappropriately pu

Silicon Revolution in the City of Gold Categories: Israel     Author: Amotz Asa-El

The city is Jerusalem, and the two contestants for its mayoralty were Rabbi Meir Porush, scion of a family that has been a pillar of ultra-Orthodox Jerusalem for more than two centuries, and Nir Barkat, a computer engineer and MBA who had vowed to wrest the Israeli capital from its religious leaders

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Policemen on the Ball? Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Yehonathan Tommer

In recent weeks, numerous Israeli commentators have noted strong progress in the performance of the West Bank Palestinian security forces, both in terms of their ability to control the streets of Palestinian cities, and their coordination with Israeli authorities.

A Year of Turmoil Categories: Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Middle East, Palestinians, Syria     Author: Allon Lee

Israeli analyst and journalist Ehud Ya'ari is known not only for his encyclopaedic knowledge of everything going on across the whole Middle East, but for his extraordinary personal contacts throughout the region extending even into the ranks of many of Israel's most bitter enemies.

UN-healthy Fixations Categories: Anti-Zionism, Antisemitism, Australasia, Israel, United Nations     Author: Adam Frey

Continuing its yearly tradition, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) debated and voted on a cavalcade of recycled anti-Israel resolutions during its November sessions. This annual rehashing of the same anti-Israel ritual presents an opportunity to review Australia's voting record on the issue

Editorial: Failing the Grade Categories: Anti-Zionism, Australasia, Media/ Academia     Author: Colin Rubenstein

The Majority report's politicised approach to the inquiry was very disappointing, as there are legitimate and serious issues regarding bias and intimidation at Australian universities that concern students, and should concern legislators of all political stripes.

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