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Media Microscope: ABC under the Microscope

Media Microscope: ABC under the Microscope

Media bias against Israel and those who support it was the subject of much comment during May, with particular attention paid to the ABC and the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

The "Great Return March" Campaign in Hamas' own words

The “Great Return March” Campaign in Hamas’ own words

Organisers of the campaign noted on more than one occasion that the goal of the march was to breach the border and advance on Israeli communities in the area, even at the cost of Palestinian lives.

Deconstruction Zone: The War on Palestinian Agency

Deconstruction Zone: The War on Palestinian Agency

Palestinian Arabs are human beings, which means they are possessed of free will, agency, and the natural capacity to reason like any other people. This basic, incontestable anthropological reality needs to be frequently restated today since our media and foreign-policy establishment has apparently concluded the opposite.

How Hamas sabotages Gaza's economy

How Hamas sabotages Gaza’s economy

Israel is working hard to prevent the economy of Gaza from collapsing, but Hamas is doing just the opposite; recklessly harming the economic situation of the very people it rules over.

Trump

Trump, the JCPOA and the NPT

On May 8, US President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw the US from the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and the West... There are many ways to assess the significance of this decision.

First-hand views from the Gaza border

First-hand views from the Gaza border

This is how the firing zone looks: on the Gaza side of the fence, at a distance of 20-30 metres is a roll of barbed wire. The area is strewn with charred tyres dotted with bags and torn pieces of cloth, and everywhere you see large stones, marbles used in slingshots, and tear gas canisters.

Scribblings: A shameful reality revealed in Europe

Scribblings: A shameful reality revealed in Europe

The world owes a debt of gratitude to a young man named Adam Armush. In mid-April, the 21-year-old Israeli Arab resident of Berlin inadvertently exposed an ugly and shameful reality that the world has been largely ignoring for years.

The Last Word: Terror nullius

The Last Word: Terror nullius

I was in Surabaya as part of a speaking and meeting tour, with each city, town and village providing opportunities for constructive dialogue and mutual learning.

My final destination before taking a flight to Jakarta was the beautiful Al-Akbar National Great Mosque and as my travelling companions prayed, I walked around the interior enjoying the architecture and atmosphere.

Editorial: Tragedy and truth in Gaza

Editorial: Tragedy and truth in Gaza

When Australia woke on May 15 to various news reports that dozens of Palestinians had been killed when the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) "opened fire" on "protesters", the natural reaction by most was to feel shock, and perhaps even to reflexively blame "those with the guns" for the tragic outcome.

Transcending the paradigm

Transcending the paradigm

Ever since US President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Iran nuclear deal in early May, the commentariat has been aghast at the lack of a new plan. Critics said that the Administration was all instinct and no insight, and that coercion without purpose was its only strategy.