Putin

Russia is astutely playing the players in Yemen

April 29, 2021 | Oved Lobel

The inevitable outcome of the Biden administration’s policy on Yemen, with its overarching goal of ending the Saudi intervention, will again see Russia assume the role of supreme arbiter, as it has in several conflicts and crises across the region.

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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.

Likud

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.

Australian Federal Police arrest Ahmed Talib in Melbourne on March 25. 
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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. 

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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. 

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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.

Sydney's El-Telegraph (Screenshot)

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.

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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.

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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. 

Hezbollah

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.

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