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Why Scott Morrison is right to consider moving the Australian embassy...

The prime minister’s announcement that Australia will consider moving its embassy to Jerusalem, and also review our stance on the Iran nuclear deal is prudent, wise and in our national interest.

Deconstruction Zone: The ‘Long War’ is not getting shorter

The grim reality is that after 17 years of conflict, we have not decisively defeated al-Qaeda or the Taliban. Far from it: AQ franchises proliferate

Noted and Quoted – October 2018

News Ltd senior journalist Sharri Markson has uncovered another instance of Australian taxpayer funds distributed to aid organisation Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA allegedly being used to pay the wages of a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) which is proscribed in Australia and elsewhere as a banned terrorist group. 

Essay: Still Alive and Kicking

Al-Qaeda remains a threat. Its operatives are fighting in more countries around the world today than was the case on 9/11.

Media Microscope: Agent of change

To fully appreciate the complexity of the myriad issues involved in the Trump Administration’s US$350 million funding cut to the United Nations Relief and...

Scribblings: Don’t buy UNRWA’s refugee definition spin

UNRWA is now trying to raise funds by presenting itself as an aid organisation simply supplying services to needy refugees – but the organisation is completely politicised, and completely married to the right of return, which would destroy Israel and is thus a major barrier to any peace deal.

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

Biblio File: The Other Refugees

History has been deeply unkind to the Jewish communities of the Middle East and North Africa, and so too has the historical record.

From Adversaries to Friends

A number of Gulf states are becoming increasingly frustrated by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ refusal to negotiate with Israel according to former Israeli Ambassador...

Uzi Rubin on Iran nuclear deal, Iranian weapons testing

Uzi Rubin, renowned Israeli defence engineer and analyst, discusses the flawed Iranian nuclear deal and recent Iranian weapons testing.

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