Home Ed: 31: June/2006
Ed: 31: June/2006
Robert Fisk is widely respected among journalists as an authority on the Middle East, even though his writing often makes him more an extreme anti-West polemicist than a journalist.
â??I have a confession to make. If you are Jewish... I used to hate you. I hated you because I thought you were responsible for the war which took my father from me for so long... I saw poor people from a place called Palestine...
As this edition of the Australia/Israel Review makes clear, Australia has a problem with some extremist Muslim literature which incites to violent hatred, and even calls for violent terrorism against non-Muslims.
There's an old saying, It's not so much what is poured into the student, but what is planted that really counts. And, at both the University of Melbourne and the University of New South Wales, on-campus Islamic Societies have been diligently planting seeds of ethnic hatred and intolerance into the minds of young Muslim students.
The most basic function of any government is to provide security to its people. The Iraqi government is currently failing at this task in large areas of the country.
Tensions leading to a possible civil war in the Palestinian Authority between Hamas and Fatah are becoming more evident after the British newspaper, The Sunday Times, revealed on May 7 that Israeli intelligence foiled a Hamas plot to assassinate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.