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Beware Turkey’s normalisation noise

January 7, 2021 | Oved Lobel

Absent concrete Turkish concessions or a substantial change in the regional situation, no Israeli interests can be served by humouring Erdogan’s outreach or indulging Turkey’s progressively more appalling demands and activities.

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‘Tis the season: Israeli Government to dissolve at midnight

December 22, 2020 | Ahron Shapiro

Israel will be headed for its fourth election in the past two years as a last-ditch Knesset vote that would have held the National Emergency Unity Government together failed in a dramatic fashion late last night, 49-47.

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How has Israel fared in 2020? 

December 11, 2020

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh speaks during a press conference at the Foreign Press Association in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. (Abbas Momani/Pool Photo via AP)

The Misdirections of Palestinian PM Mohammed Shtayyeh

December 2, 2020

Iranian state media shows prisoners being welcomed back to Teheran. It is believed the man in the wheelchair is Saeid Moradi.

Who are the Iranian men reportedly released in exchange for Kylie Moore-Gilbert? 

November 26, 2020

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WHO General Assembly wastes time and resources on condemnation of Israel

November 26, 2020

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, who received Israel's first coronavirus vaccine on Dec. 19, was also present when Muhammad Abd al-Wahhab Jabarin became the millionth Israeli to get a COVID-19 vaccine at the Israeli Arab city of Umm al-Fahm on January 1, just two weeks later. Israel aims to innoculate all its eligible citizens by the end of March.

Israel’s vaccination success/ Iran’s 20 percent enrichment

Moroccan King Mohammed VI visits a synagogue in Essaouira, Morocco, in January this year. (Photo credit: Maghreb Arab Press)

Israel normalises ties with Morocco

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Israel headed for elections/ Iranian scientist assassinated

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Biblio File: A Novel Approach

December 24, 2020 | Allon Lee

Apeirogon (pronounced “a paragon”) is a new novel from Irish author Colum McCann that delves into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The title refers to an object with an infinite number of sides and complexity.

By deploying advanced centrifuges like these IR-6s, in violation of the JCPOA nuclear deal, Iran is gaining the ability to “sneak out” to a nuclear weapon

Israel, Biden and Iran

December 23, 2020 | Jacob Nagel

Following President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory, the United States is widely expected to re-enter negotiations with Iran. In advance of the election, some advisers to Biden circulated a white paper exploring a return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the flawed 2015 nuclear deal. One controversial option was a return to the interim 2013 deal, the Joint Plan of Action, which yielded Iran hundreds of millions of dollars as a show of good faith.

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Implications of the Fakhrizadeh assassination

December 23, 2020 | Ardavan Khoshnood

The elimination of Fakhrizadeh was highly professional and well-planned. The assassins had vital knowledge of both Fakhrizadeh´s security detail and his route. How could this be? There are three possible scenarios, and they are not mutually exclusive. 

Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert shortly beofre her release from captivity in Iran

Noted and Quoted – January 2021

Dec 22, 2020

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Media Microscope: Death of a “scientist”

Dec 22, 2020

Former Moro Islamic Liberation Front rebels out on patrol

Asia Watch: Not Ready Yet

Dec 21, 2020

Nanaia Mahuta: New Zealand's first Maori Foreign Minister

AIR New Zealand: Mahuta takes Foreign Affairs reins

Dec 21, 2020

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Deconstruction Zone: A defining problem regarding antisemitism

Dec 20, 2020

Australian Hizb Ut-Tahrir leader Isma’il al-Wahwah

Yet more extremist voices in Australia exposed

Dec 18, 2020

L-R: Israeli singer Omer Adam, Egyptian actor Mohamed Ramadan and Israeli footballer Dia Saba on a Dubai rooftop

Scribblings: Cold Peace versus Warm Peace

Dec 18, 2020

“Operation Rock of Israel”: Ethiopian immigrants arrive

Behind the News – January 2021

Dec 18, 2020

UNRWA’s headquarters in Gaza, where the UN body has always collaborated with the PLO and Hamas in running the refugee camps

Essay: UNRWA’s Moment of Truth

Dec 18, 2020