Israeli PM Naftali Bennett (R); Alternative PM and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid (C) and Defence Minister Benny Gantz  (L) (Photo: Noam Moscowitz / Knesset spokesperson)

Some key points to understand about the dissolution of Israel’s Government

June 22, 2022 | Eliana Chiovetta

On Monday, June 20, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced he will be introducing a bill to dissolve the Knesset, (Israel’s parliament) and call new elections. If the bill is passed, a general election will be held in late October.

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Unhealthy obsessions return to the annual World Health Organisation assembly – yet there are signs of positive change

June 17, 2022 | Judy Maynard

While the World Health Organisation (WHO) has decried what it calls the politicisation of the COVID-19 pandemic, this has not stopped the world’s pre-eminent public health body from continuing its own longstanding practice of politicisation, by singling out one nation – Israel – for annual rebuke.

IAEA head Rafael Mariano Grossi briefs the press on Iran (Image: Dean Calma/Flickr)

IAEA Board rebukes Iran, Iran unplugs IAEA cameras

June 10, 2022

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and head of Iran's Atomic Organisation Mohammad Eslami (R) speaking to media during a visit to Bushehr nuclear power plant, in the city of Bushehr, southern Iran, 8 October 2021. (Image: EPA/AAP)

New revelations: Iran apparently spied on the UN nuclear watchdog

June 2, 2022

Al Jazeera's Ahmed Mansour (Screenshot)

Al Jazeera hearts anti-Israel terrorism (continued)

May 30, 2022

Shireen Abu Akleh

Tragedy of journalist’s death exploited to intensify conflict

May 17, 2022

While Iran's economy is currently in poor shape, estimates are that a nuclear deal could provide Teheran with up to US$275 billion within a year and US$800 billion over five years (Image: motioncenter, Shutterstock)

International implications of Iran’s economic unrest

Hezbollah does not hide its open affiliation with Iran - as these Hezbollah youth demonstrate - but the Middle Easterners are tired of the poverty, war and chaos that Iranian proxies bring to the countries they operate in. (Photo: nsf2019, Shutterstock)

Election setback for Hezbollah

Shireen Abu Akleh, the well-known Al Jazeera journalist who was killed during a firefight between Palestinians and the IDF in Jenin under unclear circumstances on Wednesday, May 11 (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Controversy follows tragic death of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

The late A.B. Yehoshua: Renowned novelist and political provocateur (Image: Wikipedia)

Bilio File: Israel’s last literary lion

June 30, 2022 | Amotz Asa-El

The sun was approaching the Mediterranean horizon when hundreds gathered at the foot of Mount Carmel on June 15 to pay their last respects to the legendary Israeli novelist A.B. Yehoshua. 

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The Last Word: Two Forums and a Public Hearing

June 30, 2022 | Jeremy Jones

How can interfaith dialogue respond to ideologically motivated extremism?

Fleeing Palestinian refugees: It was neither a legal requirement nor a norm at the time that they would be allowed to return to Israel (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Scribblings: A refugee consensus?

June 29, 2022 | Tzvi Fleischer

Shihabi is indeed no Zionist… But he does go a long way toward admitting that the Palestinian refugee problem has been maintained and exacerbated for more than 70-plus years by Arab policy, and that the supposed goal or “right” of Palestinians to return to ancestral homes in Israel is simply a pipe dream.

Yair Lapid: TV journalist-turned-politician, now likely to become interim PM (Image: Shutterstock)

Who is Yair Lapid, Israel’s likely new interim PM?

Jun 29, 2022

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Media Microscope: Making a statement 

Jun 29, 2022

IAEA head Rafael Mariano Grossi briefs the press on Iran (Image: Dean Calma/Flickr)

Behind the News – July 2022

Jun 29, 2022

Graphic advocating for convicted juvenile terrorist Ahmad Manasra – without mentioning his undisputed crimes – by Sydney-based writer Sukoon Quteifan

Conspiracy theories, antisemitic tropes and half-truths

Jun 29, 2022

Mohammad el-Halabi prior to his arrest (Image: Twitter)

The Verdict in the el-Halabi/World Vision case 

Jun 28, 2022

Outgoing PM Naftali Bennett with some of the key players in his politically diverse cabinet (Image: Flickr)

Anatomy of a dissolution

Jun 28, 2022

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet: Under fire for an allegedly soft and protective stance toward China (Image: UN Photo/ Violaine Martin/ Flickr)

Human Wrongs

Jun 28, 2022

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, left, speaks during a joint statement with Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem, Monday, June 20, 2022.  (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

Editorial: The Legacy of an Experiment

Jun 28, 2022

Jordan’s King Abdullah (centre) tried to erase all traces of a distinct Palestinian identity (Image: Wikipedia)

How Arab rulers undermined a Palestinian state

Jun 3, 2022