Naftali Bennett’s views on Palestinian state more nuanced than reported
June 16, 2021 | Ahron Shapiro
With Australians waking up on June 14 to the news that Naftali Bennett had replaced Binyamin Netanyahu as Israel’s prime minister, local news outlets were left with the task of providing Australians with a profile of Bennett, an Israeli politician who is hardly a household name here.
Al Jazeera thanked by Hamas for “exemplary coverage,” as reporter’s story of Jerusalem arrest appears to be debunked
June 11, 2021 | Judy Maynard and AIJAC staff
The Al Jazeera TV network just received a certificate of appreciation for its “exemplary coverage” of the recent Israel-Hamas conflict, according to Israeli media reports.
Increasing IAEA warnings about Iran
June 8, 2021 | Ran Porat and Oved Lobel
Grossi and the IAEA are making it clear that Iran is enriching uranium to a degree only useful for nuclear weapons, accumulating new capabilities rapidly, and stonewalling IAEA inspectors by obstructing routine monitoring as well as refusing to answer questions about the IAEA’s discovery of material that suggests Iran has been lying to the agency all along.
For the Record: Federal parliamentary statements on the recent Israel-Hamas conflict
June 7, 2021 | Jamie Hyams
During the recent violence between Israel and Hamas, many Australian federal Members of Parliament made speeches or put out media statements about the conflict.
Reframing Gaza: Iran’s multi-front war against Israel
June 4, 2021 | Oved Lobel
For anyone genuinely interested in analyzing and discussing the conflict, the starting point must be the recognition of two parallel phenomena: the pan-Islamic “resistance” jihad to destroy Israel, which has no relation to Israeli policies; and the fight for civil and political rights for Palestinians and the aspirational pursuit of a two-state solution. To muddle the two is to justify the genocidal aims of the former and thoroughly discredit the latter.
Israel poised to install most ideologically diverse government ever
June 3, 2021 | Ahron Shapiro
Israel’s new unity government agreement which was signed late on June 2 by leaders of eight parties won’t take effect…
Corrections to ABC “Explainer” highlight media’s Gaza problems
June 2, 2021 | Ahron Shapiro and Oved Lobel
However they came about, the ABC does deserve credit for correcting its errors. But some hard questions need to be answered about how they ever came to be published in what is supposed to be a historical backgrounder in the first place.
Australian Islamist extremist group fans the antisemitic flames
June 1, 2021 | Ran Porat
During the recent conflict in Gaza, HT Aus organised a protest titled “Dua (prayer) for Al-Aqsa” in Sydney and a social media video discussion. In them, they engaged in blatant antisemitism – accusing Jews of being “evil and treacherous”, of spreading “filth”… – and demanded that all Jews in “Palestine” leave or be killed.
ABC, SBS remind journalists to remain impartial
May 28, 2021 | Naomi Levin
Australia’s two public broadcasters have both told a Senate Estimates hearing that they have reminded their staff of the need to report impartially, after a small number signed a pro-Palestinian open letter.