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Ed: 43: July/2018

Palestinians for Normalisation

[These Palestinian voices] are asking Palestinians, Israelis and the rest of the world, to put aside politics and calls of boycotts and focus on how to improve the lives of the Arabs living across the West Bank. 

Deconstruction Zone: Why the US was right to quit the UN “Human Rights” Council

US President Donald Trump has rightly decided to terminate US membership on what US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the “misnamed” UN “Human Rights” Council.

How exposed are Australian businesses in Iran?

In 2016, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop told her Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif of “our enthusiasm for enhancing our trade and investment ties” with his country. That same year, Trade Minister Steven Ciobo opened an Austrade office in Teheran...

Scribblings: Blockade Mentality

According to reports, the Palestinian Authority (PA) recently threatened to end security cooperation with Israel if the blockade of Gaza is lifted. Read the previous sentence carefully. There is no missing word in it...

Retreat from Oslo

A quarter of a century after the launch of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process at Oslo, a growing number of figures on the Israeli Left are losing faith in its feasibility...

Pushback against Iran takes shape

A Western strategy of rolling back Iranian encroachment throughout the Middle East is taking shape and has potential for success, according to Middle East analyst Jonathan Spyer

Under Pressure

The decision by US President Donald Trump to pull his country out of the Iran nuclear deal in early May has already wreaked widespread economic damage on Iranians.

Extremism – by the Book

Inside two Islamic bookstores    Islamic bookstores in Australia are no strangers to extremism. In 2013 the Al Risalah Islamic Bookstore in Sydney suburb Bankstown closed...

Iran’s Vulnerabilities to Sanctions

As the Trump Administration prepares to ramp up sanctions against various Iranian entities following the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal, two forces will...

Editorial: From Kim to Khamenei

Questions about whether the June 12 agreement signed by US President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un will, unlike previous broken promises, successfully lead to North Korean denuclearisation also have implications for Iran...