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Naftali Bennett’s views on Palestinian state more nuanced than reported

June 16, 2021 | Ahron Shapiro

With Australians waking up on June 14 to the news that Naftali Bennett had replaced Binyamin Netanyahu as Israel’s prime minister, local news outlets were left with the task of providing Australians with a profile of Bennett, an Israeli politician who is hardly a household name here.

An award ceremony in Gaza in which Al Jazeera’s representative in Gaza, Wai’l Dahudah is given a “certificate of appreciation” by Khalil al-Haya, deputy Hamas chief in Gaza (Photo: Twitter)

Al Jazeera thanked by Hamas for “exemplary coverage,” as reporter’s story of Jerusalem arrest appears to be debunked

June 11, 2021 | Judy Maynard and AIJAC staff

The Al Jazeera TV network just received a certificate of appreciation for its “exemplary coverage” of the recent Israel-Hamas conflict, according to Israeli media reports.

International Atomic Energy Agency Director-General Rafael Grossi (source: Dean_Calma)

Increasing IAEA warnings about Iran

June 8, 2021

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For the Record: Federal parliamentary statements on the recent Israel-Hamas conflict

June 7, 2021

(Credit: Abed Rahim Khatib/ Shutterstock)

Reframing Gaza: Iran’s multi-front war against Israel

June 4, 2021

Yair Lapid, Naftali Bennett and Mansour Abbas agree on terms for adding the Muslim-Arab Ra'am party to the coalition.

Israel poised to install most ideologically diverse government ever

June 3, 2021

Yair Lapid (Photo: Roman Yanushevsky/ Shutterstock.com)

A new “change coalition” government for Israel?

A pro-Palestinian convoy through a Jewish neighbourhood of London on May 16, in which drivers were heard yelling "F*** all of them.... Rape their daughters and we have to send a message like that. Please do it for the poor children in Gaza.” (Photo: Twitter)

An explosion of antisemitism in the wake of the Gaza conflict

An explosion in Gaza: Hamas has paid a heavy military price for launching the current war - but it also must be made to pay a diplomatic and political price if there is not to be a repeat (Photo: Nick_ Raille_07 / Shutterstock.com)

After the Hamas-Israel ceasefire

Israel’s Iron Dome passed a test this conflict, but a future war with Hezbollah could overwhelm it (Credit: Isranet)

Preparing for Hezbollah

June 2, 2021 | Lt. Gen. Richard Natonski and Jonathan Ruhe

With a ceasefire announced in Gaza, it’s crucial to apply the lessons learned to a likely future conflict with Hezbollah, and probably Iran, in Lebanon and beyond.

After 2007, Hamas’ placing of its military assets in civilian areas and buildings required the IDF to develop a new repertoire of tactics to minimise civilian casualties (Credit: Isranet)

Essay: The Knock

June 2, 2021 | Yaakov Katz

What the IDF knew was that Hamas was storing its weapons in homes, in apartment buildings and under schools, mosques and hospitals. If a war erupted, Israel had to find a way to attack the targets while, at the same time, minimising civilian casualties and collateral damage.


Media Microscope: One Side Now

June 2, 2021 | Allon Lee

As Hamas’ latest war rolled on, an “open letter” exhorted Australia’s media to “DoBetterOnPalestine” by avoiding “both siderism that equates the victims of a military occupation with its instigators” and to “make space for Palestinian perspectives, prioritising the voices of those most affected by the violence.”

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The Last Word: Not Quite Human

Jun 1, 2021

Several members of the Al-Tajamu network at a 2017 demonstration in Sydney, including Jay Tharappel, Hanadi Assoud, Hussein Dirani and Tim Anderson. (Source: Hanadi Assoud’s Facebook feed)

Teheran’s friends in Australia

Jun 1, 2021

Malaysian anti-Israel activists targeted Coke fridges (Source: Twitter)

Asia Watch: Going Viral

Jun 1, 2021

Ayatollah Ebrahim Raisi: slated to be President and then likely Supreme Leader (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Iran’s one-man presidential race

May 31, 2021

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Noted and Quoted – June 2021

May 31, 2021

There have been several gang attacks on visibly Jewish people in New York over recent weeks, as well as in other cities (Credit: Isranet)

Antisemitism rampant

May 31, 2021

Mahmoud Abbas and his Palestinian Authority are deeply flawed, but there is no alternative to seeking to strengthen them in post-conflict diplomacy (Credit: Abed Rahim Khatib/ Shutterstock)

What the Biden Administration needs to do now

May 31, 2021

Israel under fire

Behind the News – June 2021

May 31, 2021

While Israel and Egypt have cracked down on smuggling, they still need to stop the import of weapons like these Kornet anti-tank missiles (Credit: Abed Rahim Khatib/ Shutterstock)

How to stop Hamas’ re-armament 

May 31, 2021