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Settlements growth decreases, but not in the eyes of Peace Now, AP

On January 4, The Australian published a highly speculative and misleading AP article touting claims by the Israeli anti-settlement NGO Peace Now that inaccurately stated a...

The International Union of Virtual Media: The Long Arm of Iranian Propaganda

The full extent of the IUVM has likely yet to be uncovered, but it has already proven far broader and more dangerous than initially believed.

Iran strengthened by Syria withdrawal and Mattis resignation

Two significant developments out of the United States will have likely have implications for Middle East – including Israel’s – immediate and long-term security. Most importantly, they are likely to leave a dangerous space that will be perfect for Iran to fill.

Australian falls victim to Iranian crackdown on foreign dissidents and hostage-taking

Aside from international terrorism, hostage-taking appears to be one of the Islamic Republic’s primary modes of interacting with the civilised world.

Fast Facts: Israel’s “Operation Northern Shield” to destroy Hezbollah tunnels from Lebanon

On Tuesday December 4, the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) announced the launch of “Operation Northern Shield” to expose and neutralise cross-border attack tunnels dug by the Iranian-backed terror group Hezbollah from Lebanon into Israel.

A matter of definition: Why the IHRA working definition of antisemitism has become more...

A new CNN survey has once again put antisemitism into the news headlines. According to the survey of 7000 people across seven European countries, as many as 25% of Europeans have traditional antisemitic attitudes.

ABC gets Lebanon border wall story completely backwards

Turning a story about Israeli defensive measures against organisations sworn to its destruction and a complex issue like Ghajar into a story principally about alleged Israeli aggression and occupation – without speaking to a single Israeli -  is sadly all too typical of much recent Middle Eastern coverage by the ABC.

Sheikh Omran and ASWJ tied to terror – again

Following the terror incident at Bourke Street in Melbourne, a familiar and highly problematic voice appointed himself to speak on behalf of Muslims in response - Sheikh Mohammed Omran, the emir of the Hume Islamic Youth Centre (HIYC) at Coolaroo

Afghanistan: The Forgotten Front Against Iran

While rarely discussed in the context of containing or rolling back Iranian regional influence and terrorism sponsorship, the war in Afghanistan is in fact an essential element of any coherent strategy to do so.

Fast Facts: Latest major outbreak of violence between Israel and Gaza

Up to 400 rockets and mortars have been fired by Hamas and other terrorist groups into Israel over the past 24 hours. About 60 were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome defence syste.

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