Apparent mass amnesia at Brighton Secondary College hearing

The five ex-students claimed to have been the victims of antisemitic harassment, both verbal and physical, as well as threats to their safety on and off school grounds and via online platforms. They allege that the school, its principal and some teachers tolerated a culture of antisemitism and were negligent in their duty to protect their student

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The Russo-Iranian alliance comes to Europe

The idea that a wedge could ever be driven between Russia and Iran, in Syria or anywhere else, has been tested for decades and proved definitively false. The historical pattern and the breadth and depth of Russo-Iranian cooperation in every sphere demonstrates quite clearly that there’s no quid pro quo and that the relationship is not transactional.

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AIJAC Condemns Jerusalem Terror Attacks

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) condemned those responsible for the November 23 twin terror attacks which killed 16-year-old Aryeh Shechopek, who was on his way to school, and injured 22 others, some seriously.

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Myths and Facts about Israel’s Left-Right Divide

A strange thing happened on November 1. As the Israeli election results came in, two things became clear. One, Netanyahu’s rightist-religious bloc had won a sweeping, unassailable victory. Two, it had done so without fundamentally changing the actual numbers of votes. 

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Submission to the Inquiry into the Human Rights Implications of Recent Violence in Iran

The Australian Government has every practical, moral and strategic imperative to help strengthen the efforts of its allies and partners in punishing, deterring and isolating the Iranian regime and helping the Iranians, Syrians, Ukrainians, Iraqis, Lebanese, Saudis, Israelis, Afghans, Yemenis and others that continue to suffer due to its dangerous and illegal conduct.

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Iran’s revealing submission to the Australian parliament

It is unclear whether this submission reflects a total lack of self-awareness by the Islamic Republic about how hideous its behaviour appears domestically and internationally, or whether it is a deliberate attempt to mock Australia’s stance and inquiry. Either way, the Iranian submission to Australia’s inquiry is itself a strong argument for serious sanctions against Iran. 

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A Turning Point?

The revolutionary dynamic in Iran appears to be approaching an inflection point, beyond which it must either escalate or dissipate. 

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Bibi’s Back

Most Israeli pundits expect the current coalition negotiations stalemate to drag on for at least a couple of more weeks. Yet ultimately, the negotiations will almost certainly eventually produce the sort of narrow, ultra-conservative government that foreign governments would tend to view with suspicion and Netanyahu has been so reluctant to form.

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Editorial: Australia needs to join the Iran consensus

The reality is Australia cannot possibly prepare to cope with our worsening strategic environment without help from our allies and friends, of which Israel is of course only one. This is yet another reason why our seeming “not our problem” stance on Iran, completely out of step with our allies, is so hard to comprehend and hopefully will change soon.  

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Australia’s inaction on Iran sends a dangerous message to China

Australia has a moral and strategic imperative to join its allies in punishing Iran not only for its domestic crackdown, but for its material aid to Russia in killing Ukrainians, as well. This will not only provide practical help for Iranian protesters and Ukrainian civilians, but it will send a powerful message that Australia is willing to stand up for its principles and act in concert with like-minded countries.

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