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Iran's Parliamentary Election/ Iraq and Al-Qaeda Categories: Iran, Iraq, Terrorism, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

This Update opens with a good backgrounder and summary on the Iranian parliamentary elections, held last Friday. Prepared by the British/Israel Communications and Research Institute (BICOM), the backgrounder makes it clear that these elections must be seen in the context of the Iranian political sys

Iran and Israel / Iran and Iraq Categories: Iran, Iraq, Israel, Terrorism, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

This Update leads with an important new piece by the top Israeli writer Yossi Klein Halevi, in which he points out that the current Israeli conflict with Palestinian terror groups, and standoff with Hezbollah in Lebanon, can rightly be seen as a limited war with Iran.

Terrorism remains the problem Categories: Israel, Op-eds, Palestinians, Terrorism     Author: Colin Rubenstein

LATE on Thursday night a Palestinian terrorist killed eight Jewish students and wounded 11 others when he unleashed a hail of bullets inside a religious school in Jerusalem. It is the worst terrorist attack in a major Israel city in two years.

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Gaza and Annapolis Categories: Afghanistan/ Pakistan, Israel, Palestinians, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is back in the Middle East trying to get the Israel-PA talks, begun at Annapolis in November, restarted after the recent clashes in and around Gaza. This Update look at how the Gaza problem is hampering prospects in this area.

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Essay: Anatomy of a Conspiracy Categories: Africa, Antisemitism, Islamic Extremism, Sudan     Author: Steven Stalinsky

The Darfur region of Sudan first made headlines in February 2003 with news of massacres, rapes, mutilations, and other atrocities perpetrated by the Sudanese government and its allied armed Arab militia, the Janjaweed, against civilians in the black Arab and non-Arab south.

The Last Word: Australian Vision Categories: Australasia     Author: Jeremy Jones

The occasion of the Parliamentary apology offered to Indigenous Australians gives cause for reflection. When I attended the inaugural meeting of Faith Communities for Aboriginal Reconciliation on behalf of the Jewish community, I was overwhelmed by the high regard in which so many Indigenous lead

The Triumph of Pragmatism Categories: Israel     Author: Amotz Asa-El

In its first years, when Israeli politics was dominated by the Labor movement, the opposition comprised parties that preached the theoretical Right's main tenets in all countries: nationalism and capitalism.

Live by the sword... Categories: Lebanon, Syria, Terrorism     Author: Eyal Zisser

On late Tuesday evening, February 12, 2008, Imad Mugniyah, the head of the military wing of the Lebanese Hezbollah organisation, was killed in a car-bomb attack in Damascus. Mugniyah's body was taken to Beirut, where he was buried two days later in an impressive ceremony organised by Hezbollah.

Gaza Dilemmas Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Efraim Inbar

On Jan. 23, 2008, Hamas blew apart the Israeli-erected barrier between Gaza and Egypt, allowing for the free passage of Gazans into the Egyptian-controlled Sinai Peninsula. The destruction of the Rafah wall will undoubtedly affect regional politics into the foreseeable future.

AIR New Zealand: Columns and Calumny Categories: Anti-Zionism, Australasia, Media/ Academia     Author: Miriam Bell

Happily searching for a good merlot at the local supermarket, I sensed rather than heard the commotion in a distant part of the store. On listening more closely, I could hear a familiar voice saying something about Israel. Curiosity piqued, and clasping my bottle of wine, I headed towards the checko

Scribblings: Saddam's Confession Categories: Iraq, Middle East, Terrorism     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

The Wall Street Journal (Feb. 1) has pointed to some important revelations made on the American version of "60 Minutes" by George Piro. Piro is an Arabic-speaking FBI agent who was responsible for questioning Saddam Hussein between his Dec. 2003 capture and his handing over to the Iraqi government f

Editorial: Sorry - An Inspirational First Step Categories: Australasia     Author: Colin Rubenstein

Last month, Kevin Rudd used the occasion of his first parliamentary sitting as Prime Minister to make history: he apologised to Indigenous Australians, and particularly the Stolen Generations, for the policies and practices of past Australian governments.

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