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Noted and Quoted – July 2020

  Julie noted On the ABC website (June 2), the Executive Council of Australian Jewry’s research officer Julie Nathan warned that far-right groups are spreading antisemitic...

ABC apologises over talkback caller’s antisemitic slur following AIJAC complaint

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has welcomed an on-air apology by ABC Radio host Ian McNamara over an antisemitic slur made by...

AIJAC welcomes communications representative on IHRA committee

A representative from the Department of Communications will be included in discussions about Australia’s commitment to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), after concerns were raised in Senate Estimates about an article published by the ABC.

Noted and Quoted – June 2020

ABC online featured an article co-written by Tlozek and Jordanian journalist Ranya Kadri on Jordan’s success in limiting the coronavirus “to under 500 total cases for a population of nearly 10 million.” 

Media Microscope: Sovereign Risk

“In the Hobart Mercury (May 11), Greg Barns fulminated that Israel applying sovereignty in the West Bank would be a ‘new nightmare’”

Viewing Israel on Arab TV

Some of this year’s Ramadan TV series exploded into controversy because they dared to touch on one of the most sensitive topics in Arab politics – normalisation of ties, open and hidden, with Israel.

AIJAC files complaint to ABC over radio talkback slur

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council has registered a complaint to the ABC following the airing of a slur against Jews by a radio talkback caller on the May 3 broadcast of "Australia All Over”.

Media Microscope: Between Alpha and Omega

The coronavirus pandemic may have been the alpha and omega of the media’s news focus, but there was still plenty of Middle East coverage, too. 

Noted and Quoted – May 2020

  Plane Truth The Australian Financial Review’s Andrew Tillett (April 14) reported that two El Al flights chartered by Israel to repatriate 500 of its nationals...

Noted and Quoted – April 2020

Age/Sydney Morning Herald reporter Sherryn Groch’s online article (March 18) on global efforts to slow the coronavirus’s spread stated that “China, Iran and Israel are deploying their notoriously invasive surveillance networks, including tracking phones, to keep tabs on people under isolation and close in on suspected cases.” Including Israel with China and Iran is unfair.