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Ed: 43: October/2018

Biblio File: The Psychology of a Human Bomb

By presenting the material as raw statement, largely uninterrupted by any interpretations of her own, Berko allows her readers to find those answers themselves, to draw their own parallels and discover any patterns

Deconstruction Zone: The ‘Long War’ is not getting shorter

The grim reality is that after 17 years of conflict, we have not decisively defeated al-Qaeda or the Taliban. Far from it: AQ franchises proliferate

Aiding Palestinians after UNRWA

From UNRWA’s 1949 founding on, each US administration had ignored the agency’s central role in prolonging the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Noted and Quoted – October 2018

News Ltd senior journalist Sharri Markson has uncovered another instance of Australian taxpayer funds distributed to aid organisation Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA allegedly being used to pay the wages of a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) which is proscribed in Australia and elsewhere as a banned terrorist group. 

Behind the News – October 2018

The value of the Iranian currency, the Rial, continues to plummet. Since the gradual resumption of US sanctions, following Washington’s decision to abandon the nuclear deal with Iran (JCPOA), the Rial has lost about two-thirds of its value.

Asia Watch: Better a Friend than an Enemy?

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to Israel was certain to make waves – if not for the fact that it was the first visit of a Philippines president to the Jewish state, then certainly due to the nature of the man himself

Essay: Still Alive and Kicking

Al-Qaeda remains a threat. Its operatives are fighting in more countries around the world today than was the case on 9/11.

Australia and UNRWA

Australia is a major supporter of UNRWA, and governments of both persuasions have renewed Australia’s financial commitment to the agency on a number of occasions since 2000.

Religion and Politics in the holy city

The largest city in Israel with approximately 1 million residents, it is also a bastion of coexistence, where Arabs and Jews frequent the same streets... And it serves as a litmus test for the rest of Israel – and the world. By the end of October, Jerusalem will also have a new leader.

Media Microscope: Agent of change

To fully appreciate the complexity of the myriad issues involved in the Trump Administration’s US$350 million funding cut to the United Nations Relief and...