Ed: 49: January/2024

The October 7 attacks were Hamas leader Yayha Sinwar’s life mission, not something undertaken for political or security reasons (Image: Shutterstock)

Essay: Misreading “the other”

December 21, 2023 | Michael Milshtein

Secretary of State Antony Blinken with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in Doha, Qatar (Image: Alamy Live News)

Time to stop the nice words about Qatar

December 21, 2023 | Jonathan Schanzer

Pakistani UN representive Zaman Medhi (screenshot)

The UN since October 7

December 21, 2023 | Justin Amler

Paul Kessler: Fatally struck down by a pro-Palestinian protester in Los Angeles (X/ Twitter)

The Last Word: Not Normal

December 21, 2023 | Dave Rich

Image: Shutterstock

Media Microscope: MEAA Too

December 21, 2023 | Allon Lee

Pro-Palestinian march in Auckland on December 10 (Image: RNZ/ Lucy Xia)

AIR New Zealand: Hamas war leads to sharp rise in antisemitism

December 21, 2023 | Miriam Bell

To the extent Hamas is an “idea”, it is like ISIS – a genocidal, imperialist one (Image: Hatem Moussa/ AAP)

Is Hamas an “idea”?

December 21, 2023 | David Hazony

A conspiracy theorist who claimed that "Israel murdered their own people on Oct. 7" at the Nov. 27 meeting of the Oakland City Council, as seen in a video of extreme comments from the meeting that went viral (Screenshot/X-@SFJCRC)

Deconstruction Zone: How dare pro-Hamas leftists claim to speak for me?

December 21, 2023 | Hussain Abdul-Hussain

Hamas has been trying to gain PR benefits from images of the release of hostages (Image: Screenshot)

“I went through hell”

December 20, 2023 | Alana Schetzer, Aviva Winton

Authorities at the site of a Catholic Mass that a powerful explosion disrupted in Marawi City (Image: Rappler)

Asia Watch: Trouble at home

December 20, 2023 | Michael Shannon

The image chosen for the AMUST December 2023 editorial (Image: AMUST website screenshot)

AMUST after Oct 7: Defending Hamas and antisemitism

December 20, 2023 | Ran Porat

Image: Shutterstock

Noted and Quoted – January 2024

December 20, 2023 | AIJAC staff