A destroyed section of Al-Shifa Hospital (image: screenshot)

The tragic history of Gaza’s al-Shifa Hospital

April 10, 2024 | Oved Lobel

That is the sad story of al-Shifa Hospital. What began as an Israeli endeavour to improve the lives of Palestinians by building a state-of-the-art hospital complex in Gaza in the 1980s and 1990s was ended by a coalition of genocidal terrorist organisations that could not care less about Palestinian well-being.

Crocus City Hall Sign After Attack

What recent ISKP attacks reveal about US, Russian and Iranian intelligence agencies

March 27, 2024 | Oved Lobel

This is also a demonstration of the very different roles intelligence agencies play in Western countries as opposed to despotisms. In the former, the agencies exist in part to protect citizens from threats, while in the latter, they exist to protect the regime and to monitor, oppress, intimidate, kidnap or kill their own citizens domestically and abroad. Because of this remit and resource allocation, countries like Iran or Russia are not particularly capable of, or even very interested in, thwarting such attacks.

Aid trucks at the Kerem Shalom crossing (Image: Shutterstock)

Contrary to news stories, aid is getting to north Gazans without UNRWA’s help

March 26, 2024

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Four Corners “Forever War” episode reflected the endless crusade of its creator, John Lyons

March 15, 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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Emboldened Iran is still seeking nuclear capacity

April 18, 2024 | Colin Rubenstein

Only by resuming pressure on Iran to stand down its nuclear weapons program, including restoring a credible threat that no measures will be off the table if Tehran does not comply, can the world prevent the world’s most dangerous regime from arming itself with the world’s most dangerous weapons.


Move to recognise Palestine comes at the worst possible time

April 16, 2024 | Ahron Shapiro

Bestowing recognition to a Palestinian state before the Palestinians agree to peace with Israel through negotiations would always violate the Oslo Accords and be inherently counterproductive. However, coming in the middle of a war initiated by the Palestinian terror group Hamas, the timing for even considering such a step couldn’t be worse.

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Iran’s unprecedented attack on Israel was a strategic miscalculation. Can all-out war now be averted?

April 14, 2024 | Ran Porat

his unprecedented multi-front attack on Israel constitutes a de facto declaration of war and marks the first direct assault against Israel from Iranian soil. However, despite the scale of the operation, it appears to be a tactical failure.

Israeli military spokesperson Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari displays to the media one of the Iranian ballistic missiles Israel intercepted on April 14, in Julis army base, southern Israel, April 16, 2024 (Image: AAP/Tsafrir Abayov)

Editorial: A new coalition against Iran

April 19, 2024 | Colin Rubenstein

Israel’s right to defend itself includes the right to respond at a time and in a manner of its choosing. While that response had not happened as of press time, it must be supported in principle.

Dramatic scene in the skies over Israel in the early morning of April 14 (Image: X/Twitter)

Iran opens fire

April 19, 2024 | Ilan Evyatar

Those calling for a direct military response note the failure of Israel’s strategy of containment and active defence against Hamas, which relied on the success of the Iron Dome in limiting the damage of Gaza rockets, but came crashing down with the October 7 massacre. 

“Despite Iran’s militant posturing, they are ultimately playing a weak hand”: General McKenzie (Image: X/Twitter)

Iran’s attack was a show of weakness

April 19, 2024 | Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr.

The gap between Israeli competence and Iranian aspirations is clear, even to the Iranians, despite their attempts to put a brave face on their failure. Israel’s neighbours will certainly see the effectiveness of its defence. Israel could unleash a violent and decisive counterstrike against Iran.

A barrage of words charged with venomous lies targets Australian Jews daily (Image: Shutterstock)

The Last Word: Words – Holy and hateful

Mar 28, 2024

The 2020 International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Ministerial Declaration (Image: US Dept of State)

Europa Europa: Empty words

Mar 28, 2024


Biblio File: The Education of an Editor

Mar 28, 2024

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A plan for Gaza

Mar 28, 2024

The IDF has become familiar with Hamas' labyrinth of tunnels, using specialised units to fight inside them (Image: IDF)

Deconstruction Zone: The political purpose of Hamas’ tunnels

Mar 28, 2024

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Media Microscope: Crossed Lyons

Mar 28, 2024

Soldiers in the Etzion Brigade take part in a raid in the Gush Etzion village of Seir al-Shuyukh (Image: Jonathan Spyer)

West Bank story 

Mar 28, 2024

John Lyons in “The Forever War” (Screenshot)

The endless crusade behind Four Corners’ “Forever War” 

Mar 28, 2024

Palestinian charitable organisations distribute food “takiya” to displaced people in the city of Rafah (Image: Shutterstock)

A Gazan’s call for peace and coexistence

Mar 27, 2024