Gaza, as viewed from Israel. (David Berkowitz/Flickr)

HRW’s latest Gaza report is a pathetic effort

July 29, 2021 | Ahron Shapiro and Tzvi Fleischer

Human Rights Watch’s latest report accusing Israel of committing possible war crimes during the May 2021 mini-war launched by Hamas in Gaza against Israel is a poorly researched and factually bankrupt smear centred around three incidents, all of which have already been widely reported and explained.

Golda Meir in 1973 (Source: Flickr)

When Golda met Jordana – the ABC offers tarnished history

July 29, 2021 | Allon Lee

As a taxpayer funded broadcaster, the ABC has an obligation to verify that material which goes out under the ABC banner is fair and balanced… It is also required to make a full disclosure if and when potential conflicts of interest arise. This includes informing ABC consumers when a badly flawed historical piece about former Israeli prime minister Gold Meir is written by a local anti-Israel activist.

Mansour Abbas, head of the Arab Israeli Islamist Ra'am party, a key component of Israel's new government (screenshot)

Push to boycott Israel only prolongs the Palestinian conflict

July 21, 2021

Sample of Israeli Identity card

Vote won’t end family unification controversy

July 12, 2021

Brutal new Iranian President raises major policy questions

July 6, 2021

Former Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate

The LaRouchites latch on to Australia Post

July 6, 2021

Lebanon in Crisis: Demonstrators in Beirut demand a transitional government be formed to tackle the economic and political meltdown (Photo: Dario Sabaghi /

Lebanon’s crisis, Hezbollah and Iran

Protesters in Ramallah with pictures of Nasir Banat, who was killed in police custody on June 24 (Photo: Amnesty International)

West Bank unrest after dissident killed

Iran’s new hardline president and his alleged human rights abuses

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Biblio File: Too late on Iran nukes?

July 30, 2021 | Ran Porat

This new book by experts David Albright – a former senior weapons inspector in Iraq – and Sarah Burkhard from the Institute for Science and International Security, is an important eye-opener.

Artificial pollinators from Israeli AgTech company Edete: Coming to Australia’s almond orchards next year (Photo courtesy of Edete)

Essay: Feeding the Future

July 30, 2021 | Zachary Milewicz

Australia and Israel are both countries with the potential to play major roles in the coming AgTech revolution. This is all the more true if the two countries cooperate – especially via a proposed free trade agreement between Australia and Israel currently being seriously contemplated in Canberra. 

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Deconstruction Zone: Ice Cream for Hatred

July 30, 2021 | Ben-Dror Yemini

I do not like boycotts, for they are seldom justified. Nor am I a devout supporter of Israeli rule in Judea and Samaria [the West Bank]. And although your ice cream has been my favourite until now, from this point on I intend to boycott it.

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Media Microscope: Can’t Complain

Jul 30, 2021


Behind the News – August 2021

Jul 29, 2021

A "summer camp experience" in Gaza (Source: YouTube screenshot)

Gaza’s terror camps for kids

Jul 28, 2021

Emily Schrader documenting her ordeal at the hands of trolls in a YouTube video (YouTube screenshot)

The price of being a Zionist woman on Twitter

Jul 28, 2021

(Source: Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center)

Asia Watch: Troll play

Jul 28, 2021

Lebanon today: A failed and collapsing state (Credit: Karim Naamani/ Shutterstock)

The Slow Death of Lebanon

Jul 27, 2021

Clinton and Arafat at Camp David, 2000 (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Scribblings: Denial – a river in “Palestine”

Jul 27, 2021

Even Mark Zuckerberg’s “Jewish” dog drew a torrent of online abuse and trolling (Source: Facebook)

The Last Word: Carnival of the Hypocrites

Jul 27, 2021

A scene from Durban, September 2001 (Source: YouTube screenshot)

From Durban to today

Jul 27, 2021