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Iran's protest movement Categories: Iran, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

Today's Update focuses on the ongoing, though under-reported, opposition movement in Iran. Six months have passed since the fraudulent election that saw Iranian incumbent president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, 'win' a new-term.

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The Last Word: "As A Jew..." Categories: Anti-Zionism     Author: Jeremy Jones

If the self-described top-selling author was not born to Jewish parents, I doubt there would be any ambiguity in labelling his rantings as antisemitic. Instead he is one of a collection of characters who preface statements with "as a Jew", as if that gives them intellectual, philosophic or moral aut

Media Microscope: Questionable Categories: Australasia, Media/ Academia     Author: Jamie Hyams

It has become increasingly noticeable that while the ABC TV show "Q & A" sometimes features members of the Muslim community who are also effectively there representing their community, Jewish individuals featured tend to be those strongly critical of Israel.

Essay: How to win in Afghanistan Categories: Afghanistan/ Pakistan     Author: Max Boot

When General Stanley McChrystal was selected on May 11 of this year as the American and NATO commander in Afghanistan, it was by no means certain which approach he would employ. His background is almost entirely in counterterrorism.

A Forgotten Conflict Categories: Islamic Extremism, Middle East     Author: Bren Carlill

Yemen's increasing fragility casts a long shadow over the Middle East. Al-Qaeda's presence there, and its access to vital oil infrastructure and shipping lanes potentially threatens key Western interests. Yet the situation is almost completely unreported in the West.

Israel's Odd Couple Categories: Israel     Author: Amotz Asa-El

The axis that has emerged between last decade's archrivals Binyamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak has caught everyone off-guard and come to dominate Israeli politics.

AIR New Zealand: UN-Focused Categories: Australasia, Israel, Palestinians, United Nations     Author: Miriam Bell

When the report on the United Nations inquiry into the most recent Israel-Gaza conflict was released, I immediately thought that it would be interesting to observe what type of comment it generated in New Zealand. Although Kiwis often have little time for the United Nations, the conflict itself had

Scribblings: Goldstone's Second Thoughts Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

You're unlikely to have heard about it in most of the mainstream Australian media, but Justice Richard Goldstone has been taking some steps back from both the contents and the uses being made of the eponymous report into Gaza by the commission he headed for the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

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