Unless there’s change, Israel will act

May 13, 2007 | Colin Rubenstein

The recent Winograd Committee preliminary report, assessing Israel’s performance in last year’s Hezbollah-Israel conflict, was highly critical of the relevant political and military leaders.

Israel was right to hit back at Hezbollah provocation

May 9, 2007 | Colin Rubenstein

A lot of myths surround the release of the Winograd commission report into the Olmert Government’s conduct of last year’s war on Islamists.

Peace remote as Arab League Summit ‘postures’

April 10, 2007 | Colin Rubenstein

Arab League summits have become rather marginal affairs in recent years, but hopes were high for the March 28-29 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for two reasons.

Hold firm over Hamas

March 16, 2007 | Bren Carlill

THE Palestinian factions have finally agreed to implement the Mecca Accord, which they signed in February. A unity government will be formed within days… Time to stop the boycott, right? Wrong.

Australian Jewry’s Israel question

March 9, 2007 | Colin Rubenstein

THE publicity surrounding the issuing of the “Independent Australian Jewish Voices” statement appears out of all proportion to the petition’s significance.

Moderates must not become apologists for radical Islam

February 26, 2007 | Colin Rubenstein

THE Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) cancelled our planned participation in the program of Israeli professor Raphael Israeli after his controversial remarks about Muslim immigration and communities. Characterising Muslim communities as a threat or danger per se is a sentiment we reject and with which we do not wish to be associated.

Terrorism Teheran Style

January 21, 2007 | Ted Lapkin

YOU know it’s not business as usual when prosecutors from one country file a criminal indictment against another country’s head of state. But that’s precisely what happened late last year when Argentine authorities laid terrorism charges against former Iranian president Ali Akbar Rafsanjani.

The barriers to peace in Middle East

December 19, 2006 | Colin Rubenstein

The resurgence of internal Palestinian conflict in recent days sheds some light on the assertion advanced again by the report of the Iraq Study Group in Washington. This claim is that the Israeli/Palestinian question is the “core” of the problems radiating out of the Middle East. Everyone of goodwill wants Israeli-Palestinian peace as quickly as possible. However, the belief that it is the key to the region’s problems is not only incorrect, it is counter productive.

Too high a price for peace

December 12, 2006 | Colin Rubenstein

The bipartisan Iraq Survey Group report to US President George Bush makes some reasonable if unsurprising recommendations about military strategy in Iraq, but also two recommendations about wider Middle Eastern policy that are fundamentally flawed.

Arabs Must Take Some Responsibility

December 10, 2006 | Ted Lapkin

It all comes down to Israel?s occupation of the West Bank. At least that?s what one of the dominant mantras on Middle East politics would have you believe. Former US Secretary of State James Baker made that argument just this last week in Washington. The much anticipated report of Baker?s Iraq Study Group declared: ?the United States cannot achieve its goals in the Middle East unless it deals directly with the Arab-Israeli conflict.?

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