Palestinian students line up for class in Gaza (Image: Shutterstock)

UNRWA and the Miseducation of the Palestinian people

February 12, 2024 | Tammy Reznik

Imagine the potential damage that could ensue from a curriculum based on hatred, division and the literal elimination of “enemies”… where the maps being used are carefully crafted to erase and delegitimise an entire nation of people. Sadly, we don’t need to imagine this – there is ample evidence that this very process is happening in the schools run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Gaza and the West Bank.

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ABC misrepresents Hamas’ hostages-for-ceasefire offer, Israel’s rejection of it

February 8, 2024 | Ahron Shapiro

ABC reporting on breaking news in Israel last night (this morning, February 8, Australia time) regarding Hamas’ terms for a hostage-for-ceasefire deal proposal and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s negative response to it was so wildly inaccurate and misleading that it warrants such corrections, and soon.

Dr Tal Becker presents Israel's opening statement before the International Court of Justice in the Hague (Image: International Court of Justice)

Was October 7 an act of genocide?

January 24, 2024

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“Lies, damned lies and statistics” in Gaza

January 17, 2024

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After the Israel-Hamas ceasefire for hostages deal

Screenshot of Hamas bodycam footage as terrorists approach an Israeli vehicle during the terror organisation's October 7, 2023 attack in southern Israel, released by the IDF and GPO (Screenshot)

Horror on Video / International Law and the Hamas War

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“The Jewish community of Australia has gone through horrific… intimidation tactics since Oct 7” – Joel Burnie on Sky News

February 16, 2024 |

“The Jewish community of Australia has gone through horrific events and intimidation tactics since October 7th” – AIJAC Executive Manager Joel Burnie speaks to Danica De Giorgio on Sky News Australia.

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Israel “acutely aware of the [humanitarian] issues its forces face in Rafah”: Joel Burnie on SkyNews

February 16, 2024 |

AIJAC executive manager Joel Burnie discussed Israel’s planned military action in the Gazan city of Rafah and the joint statement by Australia, Canada and New Zealand with Kieran Gilbert of Sky News – 16 February 2024

UNRWA chief Philippe Lazzarini (Image: UNRWA)

Of UNRWA and other unremarkable things in the media 

February 15, 2024 | Allon Lee

Fewer things are more exasperating than the media ignoring basic facts and context. Scandals plaguing UNRWA, the main agency for Palestinian refugees and their millions of descendants, and Israeli PM Netanyahu’s comments on Palestinian statehood showed this in action.

In Gaza, “the IDF continues to face one of the most difficult and complex combat environments any armed force has ever had to deal with,” yet has “taken all reasonable measures to achieve its mission while minimising harm to the civilian population” (Image: IDF)

The morality of IDF manoeuvres in Gaza

January 25, 2024 | Richard Kemp

Given the ill-informed accusations and wide-ranging misunderstanding of how the IDF is actually operating in Gaza, it is worth a closer look at what the IDF has been doing to mitigate harm to civilians.

The Houthis are an integral part of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, so it makes little sense to try to deter them independently (Image: Maad Ali/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News)

Stopping the Houthis requires thinking bigger

January 25, 2024 | Oved Lobel

For too long, the US has been engaging in the IRGC’s shell game, pretending that the Houthis, more formally known as Ansar Allah, were a Yemeni problem. The reality is that, like Hezbollah in Lebanon, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Gaza and the West Bank and various militias in Iraq and Syria, Ansar Allah is an IRGC problem. 

The proceedings against Israel in the International Court of Justice revealed a surreal disconnection from reality (screenshot)

Europa Europa: Upside down in the Hague

January 25, 2024 | Alex Benjamin

Since October 7, watching the news, dipping in and out of social media and watching South Africa drag Israel to the International Court of Justice in the Hague for the crime of “genocide”, I have really felt that, to quote George Orwell, the clocks have been striking 13. 

Among UNRWA’s other long-standing problems, there are reports of its aid being seized by Hamas during the current war (Image: Anas Mohammed/ Shutterstock)

Eight things to know about UNRWA

Jan 25, 2024

Israeli soccer player Sagiv Jehezkel: Fired, arrested and deported for calling attention to the Israeli hostages in Gaza (Image: X/ Twitter)

The Last Word: “Footballing while Jewish” and other crimes

Jan 25, 2024

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Media Microscope: Courting publicity

Jan 25, 2024

Left to right: A post by Laura Allam published on AMUST; other social media posts by Laura Allam (screenshots)

AMUST’s post-October 7 rampage (part 2)

Jan 25, 2024

Tal Becker addresses the International Court of Justice on Jan. 12 (Screenshot)

“Subverting the Genocide Convention”

Jan 25, 2024

Arms and military equipment recovered from Gaza homes (Image: IDF)

Deconstruction Zone: Insights from inside Gaza

Jan 25, 2024

Indonesia's presidential candidates (from left) Ganjar Pranowo, Prabowo Subianto and Anies Baswedan (Image: X/ Twitter)

Asia Watch: Personality and popularity over policy

Jan 25, 2024

Israel’s Iron Dome is an illustration of how rapidly Israel is able to develop and deploy cutting edge military systems compared to other nations (Image: Shutterstock)

Biblio File: Innovation nation at war

Jan 25, 2024

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Noted and Quoted – February 2024

Jan 25, 2024