Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council

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Essay: The Soldier and the Lawyer Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Col. Richard Kemp CBE

In the type of conflict that the Israeli Defence Forces recently fought in Gaza and in Lebanon, and Britain and America are still fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, these age-old confusions and complexities are made one hundred times worse by the fighting policies and techniques of the enemy.

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Moscow Express Categories: Israel, Russia     Author: Yehonathan Tommer

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's secret visit to Moscow on September 7 sparked a wave of speculation in the Israeli media. When rumours of the trip circulated a few days later, Netanyahu's advisers confirmed that the prime minister's unscheduled trip was part of an ongoing dialogue with R

Hiding from the Truth Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Jonathan D. Halevi

On September 15, 2009, the UN investigating commission known as the Goldstone Commission published its conclusions regarding Israel's Gaza operation (Dec. 27, 2008-Jan. 18, 2009), accusing Israel of violating both international humanitarian law and the Geneva Conventions, and committing war crimes.

Talking About Terrorism Categories: Terrorism     Author: Allon Lee

A little noticed debate that has started in in the United States, Great Britain and Australia over the correct official language to apply when referring to terrorists who say they act in the name of Islam.


Scribblings: Goldstone's Overreach Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

There is one positive aspect of the ridiculous, yet still highly destructive Goldstone Report into Gaza instigated by the notoriously biased UN Human Rights Council. It went so far in accepting at face value the claims of Palestinian witnesses controlled by Hamas, and NGOs with dedicated political a

Editorial: A Great Leap Backwards Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Colin Rubenstein

No one was surprised that the Goldstone Report, released Sept. 15, strongly condemned Israel, and was riddled with demonstrable falsehoods and blatant bias. After all, one of the mission's investigators, London School of Economics Professor Christine Chinkin, declared Israel guilty of war crimes eve

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