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Tensions rise on Temple Mount, around Gaza

This Update discusses the increasing clashes of recent weeks around the Temple Mount, centred on efforts by the Muslim religious authorities in charge of the area to unilaterally open a new prayer area in the previously closed Gate of Mercy compound on the Mount.

Media Microscope: An idée fixe

The idée fixe that all problems experienced by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank can ultimately be traced back to Israel haunted segments of the ABC in January and February.

Deconstruction Zone: Gaza’s self-inflicted health crisis 

Hamas won’t divert any of the hundreds of millions of dollars a year it spends on its own military to ease Gazans’ humanitarian plight.

The ABC’s unhealthy coverage of Gaza’s antibiotic resistance problem

An ability to differentiate genuine news from propaganda is a basic skill required of journalists – whether you work for a high school newspaper...

Behind the News – December 2018

Over Nov. 13-14, Hamas and other terror groups fired at least 460 rockets and mortar shells at Israeli communities near the Gaza Strip

Israel’s two narratives on Gaza

It seems likely that the cabinet heard that it is not desirable to take on all fronts at the same time, and that Israel should find a way to place Gaza on “mute” for the time being, and keep its focus and readiness facing north.

Editorial: From Gaza to Jerusalem

The stark reality of [the Israeli-Palestinian] impasse should be the starting point in the ongoing debate about the Australian Government’s review of the possibility of moving the Australian Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

Rockets and resignations

For Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s veteran populist politician, it was one ceasefire too many. “The truce constitutes surrender to terror,” the Defence Minister said as he announced his resignation

Fast Facts: Latest major outbreak of violence between Israel and Gaza

Up to 400 rockets and mortars have been fired by Hamas and other terrorist groups into Israel over the past 24 hours. About 60 were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome defence syste.

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. 

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