Foreign Minister Marise Payne addresses the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Australia stands with Israel at Human Rights Council

February 26, 2019 | Naomi Levin

Australia’s Foreign Minister has once again stood up for Israel during the 40th session of the Human Rights Council, currently underway in Geneva.

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Australia Parliamentary Hack: China or Iran?

February 26, 2019 | Oved Lobel

Given the particulars of this case, it is natural that China should be the country under suspicion – but  it’s a mistake to rule out all speculation about Iranian responsibility based on either capability or intent.

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Israeli election campaign update

February 22, 2019 | Ahron Shapiro

Following our last update on February 7 on the developments in the election campaign, as of February 21, the deadline…

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The Callous Indifference to the Murder of an Israeli Teen

February 12, 2019 | Sharyn Mittelman

A 19-year-old young Israeli woman, Ori Ansbacher, was brutally raped and killed in the Jerusalem Forest on Feb. 7. A…

Venezuelans demonstrate against President Nicolás Maduro (REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez)

Venezuela’s much depleted Jewish community – waiting and hoping

February 8, 2019 | Mirah Teichtahl

While of course events in Venezuela are still very much up in the air, for a community long in decline, there is today new reason to hope, however warily, for Venezuela’s Jews.

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Israel election campaign update

February 7, 2019 | Ahron Shapiro

In an update to our January 11 blog kicking off Israel’s election season ahead of polling day on April 9,…

Australian women’s march rallies set an example for the US

January 30, 2019 | Sharyn Mittelman

The focus of the Australian Women’s March rallies is something which could inspire the US Women’s March, Inc. which has been embroiled by controversy and infighting.

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The ABC’s unhealthy coverage of Gaza’s antibiotic resistance problem

January 17, 2019 | Allon Lee

An ability to differentiate genuine news from propaganda is a basic skill required of journalists – whether you work for…

Israeli Paralympic swimmer Inbal Pezaro (Razi Livnat/Wikipedia)

Will Malaysian PM Mahathir get away with victimising Israeli Paralympic swimmers?

January 16, 2019 | Mirah Teichtahl & Naomi Levin

As expected, Malaysia’s recycled Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has resumed his Israel-hating ways, this time taking out his bigotry on, of all people, paralympic swimmers.

Palestine is currently competing in the Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

A real political football

January 11, 2019 | Naomi Levin

How has a situation arisen where the football teams of two neighbouring populations play in different continental competitions? Simple: boycotts.

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