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Crossing Over Categories: Europe, International Jewry, Israel     Author: Colin Rubenstein

After almost six decades of exclusion and discrimination, it looks like Israel's ambulance service and humanitarian organisation, the Magen David Adom (MDA), meaning Red Star of David, will finally be able to join the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

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No Exit Categories: Immigration/ Multiculturalism, Iraq     Author: External author

Yeah. Victory. Almost forgot about that one. Only time and continued effort will tell whether President Bush can retake the high ground in the debate over the Iraq war...

Centre Stage Categories: Israel     Author: External author

On a recent warm afternoon in Gilo, a working-class Jerusalem neighbourhood that borders the West Bank, a group of teenagers are smoking cigarettes outside a grocery.

Unhidden Agenda Categories: International Security, Iran     Author: External author

One wonders what will it take for the international community to understand that Iran seriously intends to use its nuclear power to attack the "infidels."

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Smoke Signals Categories: Australasia, Europe, Islamic Extremism, Lebanon     Author: Jeremy Jones

Night after night, we have witnessed shocking scenes of violence and wanton vandalism in French cities. Hundreds upon hundreds of vehicles set on fire, institutions such as libraries and gymnasiums attacked and destroyed, urban populations afraid to venture out into the streets.

A Tale of Two Agencies Categories: International Security, Palestinians, Terrorism     Author: External author

The plight of the Palestinian refugees is, at first glance, fairly surprising. Whereas the rest of the world?s refugees are the concern of the UNHCR, the Palestinians are the sole group of refugees with a UN agency dedicated exclusively to their care: The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRW

The Earthquake Categories: Israel     Author: External author

On Monday November 21, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon announced that he is bolting the Likud Party and forming a new Kadima (Forward) Party...

Dangers Down Under Categories: Australasia, Terrorism     Author: External author

The Federal Government's proposed anti-terror laws have dominated media headlines in recent months. Both sides of the debate have been argued passionately in newspaper columns, and on television and radio programs.

Beyond Bali Categories: Asia, Australasia, Islamic Extremism, Lebanon, Terrorism     Author: External author

On September 27, Gareth Evans -? president of the respected International Crisis Group (ICG) and former Australian foreign minister -? gave a keynote address in Australia in which he proclaimed, "JI no longer poses a serious threat in Indonesia or elsewhere". Four days later, three suicide bombers w

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Killing Fields Categories: Antisemitism, Australasia, Europe, Islamic Extremism     Author: Jeremy Jones

To Jewish people, Kishinev, the capital of the modern, post-Soviet Republic of Moldova, will forever be linked with the horrific events of just over a century ago. In a nearby town, a Christian child'?s murderers, relatives of the victim, claimed that Jews had performed the evil deed as part of ritu

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