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Surprise: Likud drew more Israeli Arab votes than ever

April 1, 2021 | Ahron Shapiro

One of the remarkable stories of the March 23 Israeli election is the Likud achieving a historically high percentage of Arab votes. According to voting data publicly available online (in Hebrew), in one Arab city, the Likud soared close to 10x higher than in past elections.

Australian Federal Police arrest Ahmed Talib in Melbourne on March 25. 
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Mavi Marmara passenger arrested on terrorist charges

April 1, 2021 | Naomi Levin

A Melbourne man arrested in March for alleged involvement in jihadist terrorism has a history of extreme activity, including involvement in a violent attempt to breach Israel’s legal blockade of Gaza. 

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Israel’s Powerful Connections: The strategic logic behind plans for the world’s longest undersea cable

March 30, 2021

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Becoming Ansar Allah: How the Islamic Revolution Conquered Yemen

March 30, 2021

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Australian Arabic language newspaper claims Israel sent prostitutes to entice Gulf states

March 22, 2021

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Oil spill off Israel’s coast reveals Iranian smuggling dangers

March 16, 2021

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and State Councilor of the People’s Republic of China Wang Yi signing the Iran–China 25-year Cooperation Program in Teheran on March 27 (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

An Iran-China Alliance?

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The final result of Israel's election on Tuesday - with both the pro-Netanyahu and anti-Netanyahu blocs short of the 61 seats in the Knesset needed to form a government.

Another indecisive Israeli election outcome 

A medical worker inoculates a recipient with a COVID-19 vaccine in Jerusalem, Jan. 10, 2021 (Credit: Gil Cohen Magen/Shutterstock)

Deconstruction Zone: A Pandemic “Light Unto the Nations”

April 9, 2021 | Eyal Zisser

A google search in Arabic for the word “coronavirus” points to the dominance of Israeli websites in Arabic… and the figures they provide readers about the virus, the dangers it poses and the vaccines. This is an example of the light Israel is presently shining across the Middle East.

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Biblio File: Military Campuses

April 9, 2021 | Jonathan Marks

Individually and collectively, Palestinians depend on higher education, and the intrusion of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict into campuses has caused great harm.

Maj. General Kamil Abu Rukun (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

The Palestinian elections – according to an IDF expert

April 9, 2021 | Yoav Limor

Abu Rukun is slated to finish his term as head of Coordination for Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) in April. For 42 years he has been following every twist and turn of Palestinian politics, and it’s doubtful that anyone else in Israel is as familiar with the situation as he is. 

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (Credit: US Dept. of State/ Flickr)

Media Microscope: Joe’s twin dilemmas

Apr 8, 2021

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas receives his first shot of COVID-19 vaccine, March 20, 2021. (Screenshot/WAFA)

Behind the News – April 2021

Apr 8, 2021

COVID-19 patient Raif Lalo votes for Israel's parliamentary election inside an intensive care ward for coronavirus patients at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, March. 23, 2021 (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

How to vote in a COVID ward

Apr 7, 2021

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Components of a Coalition

Apr 7, 2021

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Noted and Quoted – April 2021

Apr 7, 2021

The Kuala Lumpur High Court (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Asia Watch: Naming rights

Apr 7, 2021

Mansour Abbas of the Islamist Ra'am party looks positioned to play kingmaker - and Netanyahu has been saying contradictory things about partnering with him (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

A new role for Arab parties in Israel?

Apr 6, 2021

A scene from Israel’s efforts to provide medical care for Syrians along the Golan border (Credit: Shutterstock)

Essay: Ten Years of Savagery

Apr 6, 2021

The International Criminal Court appears determined to take on non-member states defending themselves from terrorism (Credit: UN Photo/Rick Bajornas)

Europa Europa: Courtroom Drama

Apr 6, 2021