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Australia once again the odd one out on Iran

January 25, 2023 | Oved Lobel

On Feb. 1, Australians will find out whether the Government’s inaction is simply due to bureaucracy or whether it is because the Government has very consciously opted to do nothing, now or in the future.

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei with leaders of the IRGC (Image: Twitter)

IRGC listing trend snowballing domestically and internationally

January 16, 2023 | Oved Lobel

It seems the only major political grouping to have not even mentioned the IRGC at all, much less the idea of listing it in its entirety under the Criminal Code, is the Government itself.

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The latest pro-Palestinian meme: Israel as “Environmental Oppressor”

January 13, 2023

Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu (right) convenes his new cabinet. (Credit: PMO)

Who’s Who in Israel’s new Government

January 6, 2023

Time for Australia to list the IRGC as a terrorist group

January 5, 2023

Francesca Albanese, Special Rapporteur to the United Nations Human Rights Council (Image: Shutterstock)

Antisemitism scandal erupts around another UN Human Rights Council official

December 16, 2022

The Iranian protest movement against the ruling theocratic regime has certainly been inspiring - but is it a noble but ultimately futile effort, or can it lead to regime change? (Image: Shutterstock, DigitalAssetArt)

Could the Iranian protest movement succeed?

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The politics of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar

Taraneh Alidoosti, one of Iran's most famous actresses, appearing publicly without her headscarf and holding a sign with the Kurdish words for "Women, Life, Freedom". Despite the regime's bloody repression, Alidoosti has vowed to remain in her homeland "at any price" and support the families of those killed or arrested in the protest crackdown  (Photo: Instagram)

Iran’s protest wave continues 

Mahmoud Abbas’ rule has led not only to oppression and corruption for Palestinians, but also prevented progress toward peace, Eid argues (Image: Shutterstock)

19th year of a four-year term

January 30, 2023 | Bassem Eid

Although Abbas was elected to a full term which began in 2005, and legislative elections were held in 2006, no further elections for any branch of government have been held since that time. In 2018, Abbas formally dismantled the Palestinian Legislature, and in 2019 he abandoned the PA constitution

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Europa Europa: Europe’s “Tyranny of Distance” on Iran

January 30, 2023 | Alex Benjamin

Most of the EU countries involved in negotiations with Iran have the twin benefits of distance and no real existential skin in the game. It is therefore much easier to offer mush – or make deals and hope for the best – when Iran is thousands of miles away from your borders. 

Harry Truman and Chaim Weizmann: Truman’s role was critical to the story of Israel’s birth, but his motivations were complex (Image: Truman Library)

Biblio File: Master class

January 30, 2023 | Paul Monk

There are several powerful themes in Mead’s writing which warrant close attention – if only those who dwell on these matters could be persuaded to sit down and absorb his book in detail.

Hassen Chalghoumi at a commemoration of the “Charlie Hebdo” terrorist attacks (Image: Shutterstock)

Interview: Encountering the ‘Imam of Peace’

Jan 30, 2023

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Media Microscope: Views from the Mount

Jan 30, 2023

Preparing to confront Iran and keeping the IDF out of politics will be key tasks for new IDF Chief of Staff Gen. Herzl Halevi (centre), shown here being sworn in (Image: IGPO/Flickr)

The Mission of Gen. Herzl Halevi

Jan 30, 2023

A statement made by Israel’s Justice Minister Yariv Levin declaring his intention to reform and limit the power of the Israeli Supreme Court led thousands of people to demonstrate against the new Netanyahu Government in Tel Aviv on January 21, 2023. (Image: AAP/ Abir Sultan)

Yes to reform, but not this one 

Jan 29, 2023

Israeli Justice Minister Yariv Levin announces the proposed legal changes (Screenshot)

The Case for the Judicial Reforms

Jan 29, 2023

Megawati: Yet to anoint her party's presidential candidate

Asia Watch: Waiting games

Jan 29, 2023

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Noted and Quoted – February 2023

Jan 29, 2023

US-born, Adelaide-based writer, editor and conspiracy theorist Mary W. Maxwell (Image: Twitter)

Something very amiss at Maxwell House

Jan 29, 2023

National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir and Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich: Both represent parties that ultimately seek to annex the whole West Bank (Image: Amir Cohen/ Alamy Live News)

Netanyahu’s Coalition and the Palestinian issue

Jan 29, 2023