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Ed: 43: November/2018

Hezbollah’s health kick

Even as it yields sovereign portfolios to other parties, Hezbollah seems intent on directly controlling a key service portfolio itself: the Ministry of Public Health.

Media Microscope: Capital Offences

Australian media reporters and commentators had one key task, to accurately report PM Scott Morrison’s statement... So, how did it go? 

Jordanian move signals Amman’s weakness

On the 23rd anniversary of Rabin’s assassination according to the Hebrew calendar, King Abdullah announced that he would not renew one of the annexes his father signed 24 years ago, leasing agricultural borderlands to Israel.

Khashoggi and the fate of Turkey’s journalists

Erdogan is engaged in a global crackdown against his critics, one that hasn’t abated since Khashoggi disappeared two weeks ago

AIR New Zealand: An MP’s call to arms

National Party MP Alfred Ngaro – chairman of the recently launched New Zealand-Israel Parliamentary Friendship Group – is a man on a mission. That mission is to tackle the flood of biased information about Israel and to redress the resulting imbalance of perceptions.

Behind the News – November 2018

Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu, speaking at the UN General Assembly, outlined accusations that Iran was maintaining a secret atomic warehouse just outside Teheran, near Shourabad. 

Asia Watch: Following the Script

Anwar Ibrahim clinched a landslide victory in a by-election, setting the scene for an intriguing next chapter as Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad serves a (promised) two-year term as PM while his supposed successor waits in the wings. 

Noted and Quoted – November 2018

Fairfax international editor Peter Hartcher was quoted all over the media condemning PM Morrison’s announcement in extreme terms

Biblio File: A Return to Zion

It is a propitious time for Gil Troy, a professor at Montreal’s McGill University, to provide us with an updated version of Hertzberg’s volume.

Cinefile: Banal No More

Although the film takes Hollywood liberties – a romance between a beautiful doctor, who in reality was a man, and the film’s Israeli hero – Kingsley’s fictional portrayal of Eichmann is far more realistic than the allegedly non-fiction account by Arendt.