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Behind the News – February 2019

Israel has acknowledged that it was responsible for airstrikes against Iranian and Hezbollah targets in Syria on Jan. 20 and 21. 

Deconstruction Zone: Time to designate Turkey a sponsor of terrorism?

For most countries, it would be unthinkable to support, let alone supply, al-Shabaab. Except for Turkey.

Scribblings: Refugees Reconsidered

The question of the Palestinian refugees from the 1948 war is an enduring stumbling block to a two-state resolution.

Israel’s election – a backgrounder

On December 24, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced that new elections would take place on April 9. This briefing examines how Israeli elections work, the reasons for the early elections; and analyses recent polling data

Chaos Left and Right, as legal questions loom

Considering that Netanyahu is presiding over all this while 69 and healthy, with no obvious challenger on the Israeli political scene, one might have expected his grip on power to be unshakeable. It isn’t. 

The Ayatollah’s followers down-under

A number of Shi’ite clerics in Australia, graduates of the Iranian regime’s leading religious institutions, are zealously spreading the extreme theological ideas of Iranian regime founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and his pupils.

Asia Watch: A vote for peace

Regardless of the poll result, militant groups retain the power to create havoc with their attacks and potentially destabilise local governance structures. 

Editorial: The new rules in Syria

The rules of engagement have changed in Syria following US President Donald Trump’s announcement that US forces will be withdrawn...

An ugly reality for Mideast women

Women in the Middle East are among the most subjugated in the world, with one country – Israel – an obvious outlier.

Biblio File: When Feminism fails Muslim Women

As a 1960s-era feminist, Chesler’s firm position on universal human rights conflicts with the postcolonial, cultural relativist, Marxist, and Islamist views among more recent, more politicised feminists.