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Letter: Iran apologist driven by prejudice

Letter: Iran apologist driven by prejudice

No sensible expert on the Middle East should be able to assert that Iran is disinterested in "regional dominance", "does not seek" it and "is light years from achieving" it without provoking laughter ("The art of regime change", May 10).

Israel's success story will have more chapters

Israel’s success story will have more chapters

SEVEN decades after its founding, Israel - one of the world's most enduring and stable democracies - has also matured into one of the world's most vibrant and dynamic nations.

Trump's Iran nuclear decision offers hope for a better deal

Trump’s Iran nuclear decision offers hope for a better deal

Now the hope must be that Trump's announcement signals the beginning of a new era of negotiations and sustained diplomatic efforts to put into place new and better arrangements to thwart Iran's dangerous nuclear ambitions and regional aggression.

Bibi's revelations highlighted Iran deal's failings

Bibi’s revelations highlighted Iran deal’s failings

ON April 30, Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu revealed one of Israel's greatest intelligence coups - that it had obtained an entire archive of around 100,000 secret files on Iran's nuclear program.

According to media accounts, in January Israeli spies broke into a secret Tehran warehouse, stole the documents and brought them back to Israel the same night.

Macron's visit a timely opportunity to act on Iran's nuclear program

Macron’s visit a timely opportunity to act on Iran’s nuclear program

Fresh from his state visit to the White House, French President Emmanuel Macron is in Australia this week.

While the official announcement from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says Macron is coming to talk about trade and defence industry partnerships, security - particularly the future of the Iran nuclear deal - will also feature on the agenda during the three-day stay.

Myths and facts about Gaza’s ‘march of return’

Myths and facts about Gaza’s ‘march of return’

The demonstrations along the Israel–Gaza border dubbed the ‘Great March of Return’ are a calculated and desperate propaganda move, largely organised and funded by Hamas alongside other terrorist organisations.

In Her Criticism of Daniel Pipes

In Her Criticism of Daniel Pipes, Patton Continues to Miss the Point

I am pleased that, in her latest article replying to me, Chloe Patton has been prepared to engage more substantively with what Daniel Pipes had to say while visiting Australia...

Hamas always happy to expend Gaza lives as part of its deadly theatre

Hamas always happy to expend Gaza lives as part of its deadly theatre

Last weekend's Gaza violence in which 15 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces was not what it might have seemed. It certainly was not the peaceful protest, or the massacre of innocent civilians, that Hamas, the Palestinian Authority and their supporters claim.

Australia should fund Palestinian welfare

Australia should fund Palestinian welfare, but not “pay to slay”

A key obstacle to peace between Israelis and Palestinians is the institutionalised incitement to anti-Israel violence by the Palestinian Authority (PA)... Perhaps the worst aspect of this incitement, however, is the PA's "martyr" compensation scheme, which incentivises terrorism by providing lifetime monthly stipends to convicted terrorists and to the families of slain terrorists.

As relations with North Korea thaw

As relations with North Korea thaw, Iran poses a bigger threat

Comments made by US President Donald Trump about the sacking of his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson highlighted the fact that while the threat to world peace posed by North Korea has dominated the headlines in recent months, Trump is determinedly focused at least as much on another rogue state, which probably poses an even greater threat in the longer term - Iran.

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