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Ed: 35: April/2010

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Media Microscope: Housing Crisis Categories: Australasia, Israel, Media/ Academia     Author: Jamie Hyams

On ABC TV, Anne Barker declared, "The growth of Jewish settlements in east Jerusalem and the West Bank is the biggest obstacle to peace." Apparently the ongoing Palestinian terror and refusal to even talk come somewhere behind the building of houses.

The Biblio File: Obsessive Hate Categories: Antisemitism     Author: Wilfred M. McClay

Although the relentlessly irrational quality of antisemitism makes it an irresistible target for elaborate psychological theories, Wistrich largely and wisely steers clear of that quagmire.

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Hope and Change in Iraq Categories: Iraq     Author: Reuel Marc Gerecht

In Iraq we are now where we should have been in 2005 if the Sunni Arab community had not staged a bloody revanchist insurrection. The parliamentary elections on March 7 gave us a good snapshot of the real Iraq.


Europa Europa: Benign Neglect Categories: Antisemitism, Europe, Islamic Extremism     Author: Douglas Davis

Jews straddle the fault line of Europe's engagement with Islam, and the level of antisemitism has become a critical barometer of Europe's fate. So while the fall of the antisemitic taboo is bad news for Jews, it also measures the effect of Europe's loss of certainty in its values, traditions, instit

Deconstruction Zone: A job well done Categories: International Security, Israel, Terrorism     Author: Bren Carlill

These attacks, while morally justified, tend to contravene the laws of the countries in which the operations are carried out. Those who criticise Israel's apparent disregard for legal niceties in these matters would have Israel sit on its hands while its citizens die left, right and centre. Any Isra

Editorial: Frustration versus Analysis Categories: Israel, Palestinians, United States     Author: Colin Rubenstein

Although the resolution appears very clear, progressing there is desperately, exasperatingly difficult. Unfortunately, the well-meaning but relatively inexperienced Obama Administration has shown a counter-productive tendency to act out of this frustration rather than careful analysis.

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