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Last Chance for Justice Categories: Europe, Holocaust/ War Crimes, International Jewry     Author: Leon Kofmansky

Over sixty years after the murder of Jewish teenager Peter Balazs in Budapest, the last of the accused has finally been arrested. If Australian courts find a Hungarian extradition request in order, Perth resident Charles Zentai will stand in the dock, accused of committing the murder along with two

Blind Spot Categories: Europe, Islamic Extremism, Lebanon     Author: External author

The responses of senior British officials following the London bombings last week are highly revealing. They contain within them clues to a decades-long failure of political judgment. This failure allowed the forces which produced the bombing to grow and proliferate on British soil, freely, under th

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At the Centre Categories: Immigration/ Multiculturalism, Iraq, Israel     Author: External author

I landed in Israel on Tuesday, July 12. Just before my plane touched down a suicide bomber blew himself up in Netanya, proclaiming his arrival in paradise, and Ã?Â?Ã?Â? as a certification of his entitlement to paradise Ã?Â?Ã?Â? announcing that he had taken the lives of five Jews with him.

Hamas Delusion Categories: Europe, Iraq, Islamic Extremism, Israel, Middle East, Palestinians     Author: External author

The wishful thinking that has long characterised European diplomacy in the Middle East has made one of its periodic ocean crossings and regained a foothold in Washington. Reflecting their eagerness to see "progress" in relations between Palestinians and Israelis, some American officials have adopted

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Cordoba Days Categories: Antisemitism, Europe, International Jewry, Islamic Extremism     Author: Jeremy Jones

During Soviet times, the story was told of a young man who opted to become a futurologist rather than meet his family'?s expectations of becoming a historian. His argument was that, under Communism, it was not too hard to predict the future but it was almost impossible to predict the past.

Scribblings: Total War Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

You may have read about the discouraging news that Israel captured a female suicide bomber trying to cross into Israel from Gaza on June 20. This is discouraging because the current "period of quiet" is fragile, and because no one (except some violent extremists) wants to see the renewal of violence

The Other Evacuees Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Yehonathan Tommer

Under Israel?s disengagement plan, set to begin in early September, four Jewish settlements in the northern West Bank are to be evacuated, after the withdrawal of 21 agricultural communities and one regional town in the Gaza Strip has been completed by the Jewish New Year, October 3, 2005.

The Evacuees Categories: Iraq, Israel, Middle East, Palestinians     Author: Yehonathan Tommer

Virtually everyone agrees that Israel?s evacuation of settlements in Gaza and the northern West Bank, scheduled to begin in early September, is going to be physically difficult, emotionally fraught and that a real risk of armed violence will be present. While majority Israeli opinion has generally f

Editorial: Much Ado About Nothing Categories: International Security, Iran, Iraq, Middle East     Author: Colin Rubenstein

The presidential elections in Iran have been about as fairly played as a crooked hand of blackjack. The deck was stacked through an edict of the unelected Council of Guardians that disqualified the candidacy of anyone who did not toe the line of the ruling Islamic theocracy in Teheran. And bottom de

Party Games Categories: Iran, Islamic Extremism, Lebanon, Multimedia, Syria, Terrorism     Author: External author

Since the Lebanese branch of Hezbollah was created by Iran in 1982, it has metamorphosed from its early beginnings as a localised terrorist organisation into a significant armed presence in Lebanon that has demonstrated its ability to carry out terror attacks far beyond the borders of the Middle Eas

The "Return" Returns Categories: Israel, Palestinians    

The "Return" Returns Retreat from a two-state solution By Ari Shavit I couldn?t see Mustafa Barghouti?s face. In the Tel Aviv studio leased by CNN in honour of May 15, there was no monitor on which I could see my opponent speaking from Ramallah. But the earphone transmitted the message loud and

Favourite Sons Categories: Israel, Palestinians    

Favourite Sons The Military in Israeli society By Edward Bernard Glick On the eve of Israel?s Six Day War of 1967, in which Israelis expected to suffer 10,000 dead, the novelist Moshe Shamir wrote: "Between us and death stands only Zahal. Only Zahal." (Zahal is the Hebrew acronym for the IDF, o

Old Wine, New Bottles Categories: Antisemitism, Europe, Islamic Extremism, Israel     Author: External author

I find it shameful that in France, the France of "Liberty, equality, fraternity," synagogues are torched, Jews are terrorised, and their cemeteries profaned ... that in Holland and Germany and Denmark youngsters show off the kaffiyeh like the vanguard of Mussolini displayed the stick and Fascist emb

Dead Parrot Categories: International Security, Iraq, Middle East     Author: External author

The negotiations attempting to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons are on the verge of collapse. Unless some new pretended arrangement is developed to conceal the fact, it should soon be clear that nothing stands between Teheran and the possession of atomic bombs except the final stages of

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Editorial: Endgame Iran & Crime and Punishment Categories: Antisemitism, Australasia, Holocaust/ War Crimes, Iran, Iraq, Islamic Extremism, Lebanon, Middle East     Author: Jeremy Jones

It has all the drama of a Melbourne Cup, but it is infinitely more important. The outcome of a horse race can be measured in dollars and cents. We are witnessing a contest between a simmering grassroots yearning for democracy in Iran and an obsessive pursuit of nuclear weapons by the junta of Islami

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