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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

Books: Rose Coloured Glasses Categories: Anti-Zionism, Media/ Academia     Author: Ted Lapkin

Being assailed by one'?s ideological enemies is all in a day'?s work for a political writer. But when an author'?s ideological allies are forced to concede that a particular scribe has writing problems, the reader becomes aware that something must be seriously amiss.

Fresh Air? Categories: Australasia, Islamic Extremism, Lebanon     Author: External author

"A breath of fresh air in the field of media and journalism for Muslims in Australia," is how Editor-in-Chief Sheikh Mohammed Omran described his new publication, Mecca News, when the first edition was released in August 2005. Omran is the controversial radical Muslim cleric who gained notoriety rec

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Fratricide Categories: Immigration/ Multiculturalism, Iraq, Israel, Terrorism     Author: External author

In the Middle East last month the cats came out of their bags. The truth is out, with teeth bared and claws flashing to reveal the direction of an extremism far too mainstream in the region. But first it is important to emphasise that the main problem in the area is not terrorism. Indeed, the concep

Filling the Void Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Michael Herzog

On September 12, the last departing Israeli forces closed the gates of Gaza behind them, followed by a salvo of Palestinian rockets aimed at southern Israel. In the unsettled aftermath of the Israeli disengagement from Gaza and parts of the northern West Bank, only one camp seems clearly to know whe

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Editorial: Disengagement Disappointments Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

Israel's disengagement from Gaza and the northern West Bank carries the potential to relaunch peace talks with the Palestinians and create the core of a larger Palestinian state. Israeli PM Ariel Sharon clearly implied as much at the UN on Sept. 15. However, Palestinian behaviour in recent weeks mak

Scribblings: UNreformable Categories: International Security     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

The UN, which celebrated its 60th anniversary with a major international Summit in mid-September, embodies many of humanity's highest aspirations, particularly the peaceful resolution of conflict, universal human rights, and humanitarian intervention.

Media Microscope: Never Enough Categories: Australasia, Israel, Media/ Academia     Author: Jamie Hyams

Most media coverage devoted to Israel's disengagement from Gaza has been sympathetic. Opinion pieces and editorials alike have recognised the pain Israelis are suffering as a result of the disengagement, and praised Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon for his courage.

Scribblings: Bad Poetry Categories: Australasia, Islamic Extremism, Lebanon, Palestinians     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

Are the Palestinians going to seize the opportunity created by disengagement to advance toward their national goals by demonstrating that they are a responsible peace partner? If there are going to be further peace negotiations, the Palestinians are going to have to create a viable polity that featu

Fighting Faiths Categories: Europe, Iraq, Islamic Extremism, Middle East     Author: External author

If there is one thing that everybody knows about the Crusades, it is that they were a Bad Thing. Even in the eyes of most Christians, let alone others, the Crusades were a crime against humanity, one for which apologies are due, especially to Muslims.

Bad Information Categories: Israel, Media/ Academia, Palestinians     Author: External author

A wave of journalists from around the world descended upon Israel to cover the evacuation of the Gaza settlements. The last time a media event of this scale took place in Israel was April 2002, when the IDF entered West Bank cites, including the city of Jenin, following 18 months of Palestinian terr

Gaza's Ganglands Categories: Palestinians     Author: External author

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas hastily returned to Gaza following the funeral of Saudi King Fahd during the first week of August. Abbas intended to stay in Gaza for the next few weeks during the disengagement. He is facing difficult problems in Gaza that may determine his fate. Will he

Out of Gaza Categories: Israel     Author: Yehonathan Tommer

On the back of a carefully integrated logistical operation involving some 43,000 army and police personnel, Israels pullout of 21 Jewish settlements from the Gaza Strip was completed on Monday August 23, well ahead of the planned three weeks. None of the darkest scenarios materialised. Apart from li

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Native Sons Categories: Europe, Islamic Extremism, Lebanon, Terrorism     Author: External author

The July suicide bombings in London Ã?Â? some or all of whose perpetrators were Muslims born and reared in Britain Ã?Â? are likely to produce in the United Kingdom the same intellectual reflection on Muslim identity in Europe that is already underway in nearby countries. The French began this reflec

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