Home Ed: 44: September/2019

Ed: 44: September/2019

Cine File: Shallow Dive

The tale of how Israeli Mossad agents and thousands of Ethiopian Jews risked their lives to come to Israel is a story that deserves to be told. Unfortunately, this film is only “inspired” by true events, rather than “based on true events”

Netanyahu’s Quest for 61

It’s less than a month to Israel’s election, so maybe it’s time to play the game “How Binyamin Netanyahu Loses.” In July, he surpassed David Ben-Gurion to become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister. After September 17, it could be all over. Well, could it?

AIR New Zealand: Misinformation Confrontation

Government agencies in democratic countries should provide factual, unbiased information to those accessing their services. Yet, just recently, New Zealand’s immigration department failed to meet that standard in spectacular fashion. 

Noted and Quoted – September 2019

In a full-throated denial that China is anything other than a good international citizen, lawyer and regular columnist Greg Barns denounced the US as “the greatest threat to global peace” for, amongst other things, “its long-term commitment to the serial and systemic oppression of the Palestinians by apartheid Israel.”

Media Microscope: Just Joshing

Antisemitism was an important theme in media coverage of efforts to refer Treasurer Josh Frydenberg to the courts on the basis that he holds dual citizenship because his mother was born in Hungary during the Nazi occupation

Asia Watch: Talking Points

Indonesia’s struggle to combat Islamic extremist terrorism and the ideology that fuels it requires a multi-layered approach, encompassing military, law enforcement, political and religious/cultural spheres.

The search for a new IAEA Director General

On Monday July 22, Japanese diplomat Yukiya Amano passed away following an illness. When he died, Amano was in his 10th year as the Director General (DG) of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), an organisation also known as the UN’s nuclear watchdog. 

Behind the News – September 2019

  Rocket and terror report The informal ceasefire understanding reached between Israel and Hamas under Egyptian auspices in May largely continues to hold, though with signs...

Essay: Bridging the Gulf

States that once were viewed as existential enemies are now potential partners for peace. As one of the most critical economic and geopolitical locations in the world, the Gulf States have stepped up to play a pivotal role in combatting Iranian hostility. 

The Last Word: Just not cricket

Racism in its many manifestations is, far too often, allowed to be articulated and practised without any response, let alone real consequences.