The Great Suez Canal Plot
April 1, 2021 | Ran Porat
The Ever Given got itself stuck deliberately, and this whole incident was actually the product of a massive international mega-plot to replace the Suez Canal with a new Israeli-controlled “Ben Gurion Canal” from the Mediterranean to the port of Eilat on the Red Sea! At least, this is the claim published in Australia by an Arabic language news portal.
Surprise: Likud drew more Israeli Arab votes than ever
April 1, 2021 | Ahron Shapiro
One of the remarkable stories of the March 23 Israeli election is the Likud achieving a historically high percentage of Arab votes. According to voting data publicly available online (in Hebrew), in one Arab city, the Likud soared close to 10x higher than in past elections.
Mavi Marmara passenger arrested on terrorist charges
April 1, 2021 | Naomi Levin
A Melbourne man arrested in March for alleged involvement in jihadist terrorism has a history of extreme activity, including involvement in a violent attempt to breach Israel’s legal blockade of Gaza.
Israel’s Powerful Connections: The strategic logic behind plans for the world’s longest undersea cable
March 30, 2021 | Oved Lobel
Even more than the positive outcomes for energy security and climate change goals, the project’s political and strategic ramifications are difficult to overstate. Israel’s burgeoning energy and security partnership with Greece and Cyprus, which has qualitatively blossomed since 2017, will further anchor Israel’s importance for Europe and the Middle East.
Becoming Ansar Allah: How the Islamic Revolution Conquered Yemen
March 30, 2021 | Oved Lobel
The Houthis, far from being a local movement, are a core, organic component of Iran’s Islamic Revolution and always have been.
Australian Arabic language newspaper claims Israel sent prostitutes to entice Gulf states
March 22, 2021 | Ran Porat
El-Telegraph has become a platform for spreading antisemitic tropes and wild conspiracy theories among Arabic readers in Australia.
Oil spill off Israel’s coast reveals Iranian smuggling dangers
March 16, 2021 | Judy Maynard
The environmental damage wreaked by a recent oil spill off Israel’s Mediterranean coast is the visible manifestation of a much larger and more insidious problem.
After her own release, Kylie Moore-Gilbert helps others
March 3, 2021 | Naomi Levin
Kylie Moore-Gilbert could be forgiven for laying low and adjusting to life back home after her long incarceration on falsified charges of espionage. Instead, the University of Melbourne academic has been using her profile to draw attention to gross human rights abuses in Iran.
Is a war between Israel and Hezbollah likely in 2021?
March 2, 2021 | Ran Porat
Tensions between Israel and Hezbollah, Iran’s proxy terrorist organisation in Lebanon, are brewing amongst IDF warnings of the possible escalation of clashes on a limited scale into a wider conflict between the two sides over the coming months. While the Israeli army is preparing itself for such a development, at this stage, it seems that both sides would prefer to avoid a major conflict for the time being.