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Scribblings: By their tweets you shall know them

There is evidence that the traditional human rights non-governmental organisations (NGOs) such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (HRW), have gone badly off the rails – especially, but not only, with respect to Israel

The False Prophets of the JCPOA

It seems like a good time to revisit some of the warnings issued by supporters of the JCPOA when criticising the US withdrawal from the deal in May 2018... their prophecies of doom were mistaken

How Netanyahu reversed course on early elections

In a rather dramatic turnaround, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has raised the stakes against a key political rival and scuttled efforts to hold early elections which seemed inevitable.

Behind the News – December 2018

Over Nov. 13-14, Hamas and other terror groups fired at least 460 rockets and mortar shells at Israeli communities near the Gaza Strip

The Last Word: Mahathirorism

When [Mahathir] entered the fray, he not only brought pathetic threats and displayed disingenuousness of epic proportions, but drew some attention to the attitude of Malaysians to terrorism.

Oman as Israel’s link to the Middle East?

Some of the Israeli officials involved in the covert ties with Oman could not help but wonder why is the Sultan suddenly willing to have such a public and broadly covered visit now? The answer to that will not be found in Jerusalem.

Media Microscope: Jerusalem Syndrome

The Fairfax newspapers gave the appearance of a media organisation determined to find constant new angles to insist any such policy change would fracture Australian relations with regional neighbours.

The Making of the Pittsburgh Shooter

Robert Bowers has the look of a lonely crackpot. But I think that, on the contrary, he is a vanguard representative of the largest and most protean mass movement of modern history, which is the movement to exterminate the Jews. 

Israel’s two narratives on Gaza

It seems likely that the cabinet heard that it is not desirable to take on all fronts at the same time, and that Israel should find a way to place Gaza on “mute” for the time being, and keep its focus and readiness facing north.

Editorial: From Gaza to Jerusalem

The stark reality of [the Israeli-Palestinian] impasse should be the starting point in the ongoing debate about the Australian Government’s review of the possibility of moving the Australian Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.