Home Ed: 31: April/2006

Ed: 31: April/2006

Editorial: “Convergence” in Israel

As expected, Ehud Olmert, the leader of the Kadima party founded by Ariel Sharon last year, won a mandate to govern Israel in the election of March 28, albeit one smaller than predicted.

Beyond Ideology

A wise man once counselled me to avoid the business of making predictions - especially if they had anything to do with the future. And as the dust begins to settle from Israel's parliamentary elections, enough surprises have emerged to validate the wisdom of that advice.

The Uni Cycle

In February, Prime Minister John Howard's Muslim Advisory Group met for the first time for 2006, and it was not a happy event.

Hamas Takes Over

There's good news at last about Palestinian politics! Hamas has not appointed any suicide bombers to its Palestinian Authority (PA) cabinet. Of course, the joke is that the only reason is that they are dead.

Essay: Offensive Ends

Political Islam -? aggressive, totalitarian -? is now fully on the offensive.

Behind the News: In the Doc

Recently translated documents found by American troops in post-Saddam Iraq have revealed extensive links between the former regime and a whole host of Iraqi and international terrorist organisations...

Noted and Quoted: Jail Break

SBS regarded Israel's raid on the Jericho jail as such a major story that they allocated it more than 8 minutes, approximately a third, of their bulletin.