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The fact is that Ms Zandberg is on the far left of Israeli politics. She is even less representative of the Israeli mainstream than a member of the Australian Greens would be of the political mainstream in this country.
ABC Middle East correspondent Eric Tlozek’s reporting of Israel’s Nov. 12 targeted killing of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) commander Baha Abu al-Ata carried an overpowering sub-text that Israeli political narrow-mindedness is the cause of the violence emanating from Gaza.
Last week, Israel’s Supreme Court upheld an Interior Ministry decision not to renew the work visa of HRW’s representative in Israel and the Palestinian territories, Omar Shakir. The Court agreed that Shakir had breached a 2017 law barring entry to foreigners who promote the BDS campaign and gave him 20 days to leave the country.
Editorialising on Israeli PM Netanyahu’s failure to form a coalition government, the Age (Oct. 23) opined that “the very length of his tenure means that Mr Netanyahu has, rightly or wrongly, become the face of every impasse in Israeli public life
Despite graphic footage existing for one of the two shocking antisemitic attacks on Jewish children in Melbourne public schools, first reported by the Australian Jewish News (Oct. 3), it appears the issue attracted newspaper interest but was largely ignored by TV stations.
ABC Radio National “Late Night Live” (Aug. 5) listeners were exposed to Phillip Adams’ long-standing Israel obsessions during an interview with US academic John Mearsheimer – the co-author of a controversial book in 2007 called The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy
Netanyahu’s campaign promise to annex the Jordan Valley on the West Bank was a big story for the Age/Sydney Morning Herald (Sept. 12). An Associated Press (AP) report noted Netanyahu’s announcement was “dismissed by opponents as election theatrics”.