Goldstone defames Israel with his Gaza stance

April 13, 2011 | Arsen Ostrovsky

Israel’s ‘guilt’ had in fact already been pre-determined before the world even knew of Justice Goldstone, when the original resolution establishing the fact-finding mission declared Israel had committed “grave violations”.

Israel will pay price for Gaza report fiction

April 12, 2011 | Colin Rubenstein

Unfortunately, Goldstone’s change of heart cannot undo the massive, irreparable damage he and his co-commissioners have inflicted through their report.

Toothless body’s fixation with Israel is misplaced

February 28, 2011 | Colin Rubenstein

It might surprise some to realise that even Gazans – frequently typecast as the greatest victims of Israeli “oppression” – have a lower infant mortality rate than Libyans, a higher life expectancy and standard of living than Egyptians and higher literacy levels than Bahrain.

Twitter no more than a tool for taking on tyrants

Twitter no more than a tool for taking on tyrants

February 21, 2011 | Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz

WITH the fall of Hosni Mubarak and Egypt’s supposed transition to democracy, the buzz on everyone’s lips has been the role of new media in the mass protests. Commentators around Australia and the globe have been heralding the arrival of technology as a cure for any political ailment.

Integration the key to multicultural success

February 18, 2011 | Colin Rubenstein

Australian multiculturalism is a policy that has served us well and, properly weighted between our rights and responsibilities, can further help us resolve pressing social challenges. If revitalised and renewed, it will continue to benefit Australia’s harmony, diversity and cohesion.

Hitting terrorist organisations in the wallet

February 18, 2011

Nitsana Darshan-Leitner has dedicated her life to fighting terrorism her way: using courts around the world to bankrupt terrorist organisations and disrupt the flow of funds from rogue states.

Egypt boils over

February 4, 2011 | Tzvi Fleischer

Egypt has long been the centre of the Arab world. The unrest there could re-draw the map and place all Arab despots at risk. What would replace them is impossible to know. However, at the very least, their fall would grant an immense short-term boost to the forces of Middle East Islamist extremism as represented mainly by Iran and its allies.

Potholes in Mayor's plan

Potholes in Mayor’s plan

January 17, 2011 | Anthony Orkin

In addition to dealing with the needs of locals, the majority of Marrickville Councillors have determined that they will dive headlong into complex Middle East issues, in the process contravening Australian foreign policy and undermining all those who are working to promote a better future for Israelis, Palestinians and others.

Co-operation, not collision, with Israel is the only route out for the Palestinian Authority

January 13, 2011 | Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz

A worrying trend from the Palestinian Diaspora has infiltrated the PA leadership – the idea of cutting ties and cooperation with Israel. This has manifested itself both as an attempt to boycott Israel and thus cut economic and social ties, as well as eschewing negotiations in favour of a unilateral declaration of Palestinian statehood.

Iran ought to be disqualified from the UN Women committee

November 10, 2010 | Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz

To many, it would seem like a bizarre joke to suggest that Iran should put its hand up for a position on the proposed new United Nations entity, UN Women to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women.

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