Factsheet: The Palestinian Unilateral Declaration of Independence bid at the UN
September 21, 2011
It is expected that the UN resolution will be blocked in the Security Council by US veto, and will pass in the General Assembly where it is non-binding. The General Assembly cannot by itself establish or recognise a state, it can only admit new members after being nominated by the Security Council.
Factsheet: the Israel-Lebanon border incident
August 4, 2010
Overnight, a border clash between Israeli and Lebanese troops left five people dead. While statements from both sides have been reported in most Australian media, some contextualising facts have been excluded by some media.
Factsheet: The Gaza Flotilla
June 1, 2010
Israel considers itself to be in a state of war with Hamas-ruled Gaza; Being at war with Hamas, Israel is within its rights to enforce a maritime blockade on Gaza in order to prevent Hamas from obtaining weapons and other materiel that would aid its war effort