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Did Hamas accept ceasefire proposal? ABC can’t get its story straight

June 6, 2024 | Ahron Shapiro

Unfortunately, ABC TV “News” viewers who watched “News at Noon” shortly afterwards wouldn’t have known that Hamas was the main obstacle [to a ceasefire-for-hostage deal], because host Ros Child’s interviewee on the subject, ABC Global Affairs Editor John Lyons, claimed the opposite.

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh meets Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei

Iran uses pro-Palestinian students and criminals as proxies

June 5, 2024 | Ran Porat

The lesson from all of this should be clear: The so-called pro-Palestine student movement is in bed with violent, intolerant and reactionary forces – the antisemitic Iranian regime, which uses the students as proxies to spread instability in the West… The next time you see students shouting hateful slogans on campus against Jews and Israel, remember the reactionary and dark forces they are aligned with.

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Rafah set to re-open, but aid had already been surging into Gaza without it

May 31, 2024

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New evidence continues to exonerate Israel in Rafah’s Tel al-Sultan tragedy

May 29, 2024

Palestinian Red Crescent workers from Al-Najjar Hospital in the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, on January 10, 2024 (Image: Shutterstock)

Hamas’ impossible casualty figures

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After the Israel-Hamas ceasefire for hostages deal

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Faith: Shavuot

June 11, 2024 | Rabbi Ralph Genende

We are currently in the season of love on the Jewish calendar. These are the days between the festival of the Exodus from ancient Egypt (Passover) and the giving of the Ten Commandments and Torah, the sacred code, covenant and constitution of the Jewish people at Mount Sinai some seven weeks later: the festival of Shavuot, aka Pentecost.

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Australia must never be a party to cynical, pro-Hamas lawfare

June 11, 2024 | Colin Rubenstein

Following Israel’s dramatic rescue on Saturday of four innocent people seized at a music festival and then held for eight months, we can see more clearly than ever the absurdity of the growth in “lawfare” in support of the Hamas war against Israel.

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Politicised decision-making a threat to hopes for lasting peace

June 6, 2024 | Tzvi Fleischer

The only possible explanation for the ICC launching its first-ever charges against Israel in the current war – despite violating its own core rules – is the politicisation of its decision-making.

Campus pro-Palestinian activists are at war not only with Israel’s existence, but with core parts of Jewish identity (Image: Shutterstock)

Essay: Anti-Zionism unleashed

May 31, 2024 | Yossi Klein Halevi

How has it come to this? How is it possible that Israel, rather than radical Islamism, would become the villain on liberal campuses? That thousands of students would be chanting “from the river to the sea,” even as the Hamas massacre revealed that slogan’s genocidal implications?

PA President Mahmoud Abbas: Not even thinking about returning to the Gaza Strip (Image: X/ Twitter)

Does the PA even want to govern Gaza?

May 31, 2024 | Khaled Abu Toameh

While some in Israel and the United States are fixated on the question of who will govern the Gaza Strip after the current war, many Palestinians, including the Palestinian Authority (PA), seem less concerned about what will happen to the coastal enclave once Hamas is removed from power. 

How should Jewish people respond to the efforts to make all supporters of Israel into pariahs? (Image: Shutterstock)

The Last Word: Alone again, naturally?

May 31, 2024 | Rabbi Ralph Genende

So many Jewish people across the world – from Jerusalem to Johannesburg, Mumbai to Melbourne – are suffering from a collective sense of acute isolation.

The IDF is designed to be accommodating to all Israelis, including the very religious. However, ultra-Orthodox communities have largely avoided serving since Israel’s earliest days (Image: Shutterstock)

Israeli politics is feeling a draft

May 31, 2024

Liberal universities have been overrun by ideological extremism (Image: Shutterstock)

Europe Europa: “A World of Hate and Fear”

May 31, 2024

The "Forever War" was declared by Hamas long before October 7 (Image: Shutterstock)

Deconstruction Zone: Israel and the “Forever War”

May 31, 2024

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Media Microscope: Injustice is Blind 

May 31, 2024

There is a vast difference between a terrorist group capable of inflicting only marginal harm, and one controlling large-scale conventional and non-conventional military forces, like Hamas before the current war (Image: Shutterstock)

Can Hamas be defeated?

May 31, 2024

The Gaza aid problem: Is it about quantities entering or distribution? (Image: Shutterstock)

Scribblings: Is enough food entering Gaza?

May 31, 2024

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Biblio File: Tale of a true Aussie battler

May 31, 2024

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Noted and Quoted – June 2024

May 31, 2024

Scenes from Rafah: Predictions of a “humanitarian catastrophe” if Israel took military action there proved wide of the mark (Image: Shutterstock)

Rafah resolved – or is it?

May 30, 2024