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The Last Word: Unspeakable Cruelty Categories: Australasia, Iran, Islamic Extremism     Author: Jeremy Jones

When speaking with a leader of the Baha'i community in Australia recently, our conversation inevitably turned to events in Iran. In May 2008, seven leaders of this community were seized from their families, imprisoned and faced allegations of grave seriousness. For 15 months, there have been regular

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Julia and Friends in Jerusalem Categories: Australasia, Israel     Author: Yehonathan Tommer

Julia Gillard's visit to Israel last month was a success, though it barely made a splash in the local Israeli media. The Deputy Prime Minister's meetings with Israeli leaders were described as a "substantive exchange" and these are expected to stimulate an overall upgrading of diversifying bilateral

Indonesia - The Model for Muslim Democracy Categories: Asia     Author: Paul Wolfowitz

Indonesia's success in building democratic institutions in just 10 years is equally remarkable. It is yet another demonstration of the appeal of free institutions, in this case to people with East Asian value systems and in a country with the largest Muslim population in the world.

After the Earthquake in Iran Categories: Iran, Israel     Author: Amotz Asa-El

The good news is that 30 years on, the Islamist Revolution is finally on the defensive. The bad news is that even the crisis in Iran has so far failed to produce a Western treatment plan for the Middle East's many ailments.

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A Workable Peace Plan Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Barry Rubin

Israel has put forward a serious peace plan which deserves international support from anyone sincerely wanting to solve the Israeli-Palestinian and Arab-Israeli conflict.

Settlement Freeze Tag Categories: Israel, Palestinians, United States     Author: Michael Doran

American presidents have been trying to solve the Arab-Israeli conflict since the days of Truman. Sooner or later, every one of them has learned a harsh lesson about the limits of American influence.

Europa Europa: European "Soft power" Categories: Europe, Israel     Author: Douglas Davis

The European Union presents a virtually seamless front when it comes to censuring Israel. True, there are murmurings of dissent from some of the weaker, newer members which are still emerging from the Soviet shadow, but they are swiftly whipped into line by the more muscular states of "Old Europe".

Scribblings: Reductio ad Absurdum Categories: Israel, Middle East, Palestinians, United States     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

So the US position comes down to this: the Israeli government must actively discriminate against Jews, including non-Israeli Jews, when it comes to making decisions about private building permits in all of east Jerusalem - more than half of Israel's capital - even when this could have no conceivable

Editorial: Talking Terrorism Categories: Australasia, Islamic Extremism, Terrorism     Author: Colin Rubenstein

Australia, the West and many other countries, including many in the Arab and Muslim world, are engaged, against their will, in a struggle with groups that use violence in the name of an ideology rooted in one interpretation of a major world religion. This reality must be stated clearly – it cannot

Latest Gaza Lawfare Categories: Israel, Palestinians, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

This Update deals with the problems relating to the latest "investigations" coming out of the UN and NGO community concerning the Gaza conflict early this year - and especially the Goldstone inquiry set up by the UN Human Rights Council.

Iranian clerics denounce election results Categories: Iran, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

This Update focuses on a dramatic development in the Iranian political situation - with a major faction of Iran's clerical elite on the weekend denouncing the disputed election result as illegitimate and essentially placing themselves in opposition to the regime.

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