Home Ed: 31: January/2006

Ed: 31: January/2006

Scribblings: What Iraqis Think

There is a lot of to-ing and fro-ing about whether the media paints an unduly gloomy picture of the situation in Iraq by concentrating on terror, violence, and other negative stories.

Editorial: Deadly Serious

Iran's fire and brimstone president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is at it again.

Unhidden Agenda

One wonders what will it take for the international community to understand that Iran seriously intends to use its nuclear power to attack the "infidels."

Centre Stage

On a recent warm afternoon in Gilo, a working-class Jerusalem neighbourhood that borders the West Bank, a group of teenagers are smoking cigarettes outside a grocery.

No Exit

Yeah. Victory. Almost forgot about that one. Only time and continued effort will tell whether President Bush can retake the high ground in the debate over the Iraq war...

Crossing Over

After almost six decades of exclusion and discrimination, it looks like Israel's ambulance service and humanitarian organisation, the Magen David Adom (MDA), meaning Red Star of David, will finally be able to join the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

“Victory in Cronulla”

While most Australians rightly expressed their revulsion at the December 11 riots that took place in Cronulla and spread to neighbouring Sydney suburbs, many on the far-right see the events as a golden opportunity to achieve their objectives.