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Essay: That’s Entertainment – Israeli style!

Even after international pop’s moment in the Israeli sun, and even after considering zany singer Netta Barzilai’s victory last year and electrifying guest performance this year, Israel’s burgeoning status as an entertainment power is not primarily in music, but in cinema and television. 

Media Microscope: Lights, Camera, Boycotts

It was inevitable that Israel’s hosting of Eurovision 2019 would become another opportunity for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement to advance its destructive cause. 

Europa Europa: Soft power, please

Last year, when the United States withdrew from the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear agreement with Iran and imposed sanctions on Iran, the European signatories stood by the pact – and urged the Islamic Republic to remain committed to the deal.

Iran targets Israel from Iraq

In a speech delivered on May 9, Sheikh Akram al-Kaabi, Secretary General of the Hezbollah Nujaba movement in Iraq, delivered a series of threats against Israel.

The Last Word: Rome and Jerusalem

When Pope Francis approached the group, he also seemed in a good mood, ready to exchange respectful comments with a delegation which included both some distinguished Vatican figures and Jewish leaders in inter-religious activism.

Chess Match

On the ground, the Middle East looks more like a chessboard, with Iran and its allies and proxies facing off against American allies.

Fringe Dwellers

Numerous smaller parties were running for election on both the left and the right and in the both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Here is our look at the election performance of the fringe parties of Australian politics

Scribblings: PA destroys its own “Pay for Slay” welfare excuse 

The “pay for slay” payments of the Palestinian Authority (PA) are basically bankrupting them.

Eurovision’s other winner

Israel’s Eurovision song entry barely made a dent on the scoreboard, but there’s no doubt that the Jewish state was the real winner of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.

Hard Pressed

An official channel of Iran – a country with which Australia has full diplomatic relations – is consistently and systematically broadcasting anti-Australian content, hatred of Israel and rejection of Western culture, while giving a free platform to numerous dubious extremists