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Biblio File: When Feminism fails Muslim Women

As a 1960s-era feminist, Chesler’s firm position on universal human rights conflicts with the postcolonial, cultural relativist, Marxist, and Islamist views among more recent, more politicised feminists.

The Arab loss of interest in Palestine

On the stage and behind the scenes, there seemed much more appetite for normalisation with Israel. Oman’s Foreign Minister said it quite clearly when he called on the Arab world to “come to terms with the reality that Israel is a fact of life in the region”

AIJAC’s submission to the Australian Government’s Soft Power Review

AIJAC made a submission to the Australian Government's 2018 Soft Power Review. The submission is available in full on this website and will be published on the website of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Biblio File: Wall to Wall

The theme that we are morally obliged to demolish the barriers dividing us is that of Tim Marshall’s new book, which, while cleverly constructed and elegantly argued, devalues the protective function of walls and at times unfairly impugns the motives of those who build them.

Essay: Verses and Reality

The question of the Koran’s attitude toward Jews is not merely a theoretical-academic matter. Because of the centrality of the Koran in the life of Muslim communities past and present, this question has had a fundamental influence on the formation of attitudes toward Jews

Teheran targets dissidents abroad

The Iranian regime has been intently pursuing foreign assassination plots again for some time, in tandem with domestic maneuvers intended to ward off persistent political protests and intensified media pressure at home.

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.

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