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The Columnist as Conspiracist

...Pierre Sema’an, an exemplar of the sort of extreme and conspiratorial content that sometimes appears in Australian media in Arabic

AIJAC “very disappointed “ in ABC TV story on Israel’s Nation-State...

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) is very disappointed at the one-sided and misleading report on the September 4 edition ABC TV’s “7.30”, covering Israel’s Nation State Law.

Noted and Quoted – September 2018

Tears for the truth  Olfat Mahmoud, who was born in 1958 in a Lebanese refugee camp for Palestinians displaced during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, visited...

AIJAC disappointed at Fairfax headline

AIJAC is disappointed at the headline “Mother and child killed by air strike” for the otherwise reasonable August 10 Isabel Kershner report on the Hamas-Israel violence in the Age and Sydney Morning Herald.

Noted and Quoted – August 2018

Context slow in coming  Early morning viewers of ABC TV “News Live” (July 15) heard no context for Israel’s military operations in Gaza, with the...

Media Microscope: Overstatement on Parade

In the media’s overall coverage of the “Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People” bill that passed in the Israeli Knesset, there was a lot of heat generated and very little light. 

AIJAC complains to ABC on Hamas description; Wins complaint on SBS...

AIJAC Executive Director Dr. Colin Rubenstein stated regarding the ABC report, “This story seems to be a classic example of biased advocacy journalism - where a journalist pushes their ideological views on a controversial subject very strongly, treats those views as if they were uncontested truths

Noted and Quoted – July 2018

Channel Nine’s “60 Minutes’” latest Israel bashing report titled “Unholy real estate”, broadcast on May 20, followed a well-worn template... The report from Tom Steinfort blamed the on-going conflict almost wholly on settlement construction. 

Media Microscope: A Matter of Priorities

In contrast to the tepid response to Hamas’ war crime, Israel’s killing of a Palestinian medic during the riots saw the ABC spring into action, filing several website and TV reports on the incident

Essay: The Foresight of Bernard Lewis

The vast range of his humanist erudition, his mastery of difficult languages, and his command of every nuance of English, inspired veneration and envy. Bernard tended kindly to generations of students, rewarded friendship with loyalty, imparted his wisdom to statesmen, and fought many good fights. He loved his adopted country, America, and his ancestral land, Israel. And he had an abiding respect and empathy for the civilisation of Islam.

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