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The Elected Categories: Palestinians     Author: External author

In the January 9 election to succeed Yasser Arafat as Chairman of the Palestinian Authority (PA), Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) emerged with a majority of 62%. About 75% of registered voters cast ballots.

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Bomb Threat Categories: International Security, Iran, Iraq, Middle East     Author: Douglas Davis

The Middle East is on the brink of going nuclear, and the rest of the world is fiddling or looking the other way. The United States is draining its energies in Iraq, the Europeans are fussing over "soft power" diplomacy, and the UN monitoring agencies are dithering.

Looking Ahead Categories: Iraq, Middle East, United States     Author: External author

The outlines of the second Bush Administration's approach to the Middle East began emerging from an American-Israel dialogue held in Washington in early December.

Editorial: The Un-Arafat Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Colin Rubenstein

The month since the election of Mahmoud Abbas as President of the Palestinian Authority has been one of ups and downs as far as Israeli-Palestinian relations are concerned. The accession of Abbas to power in the wake of Yasser Arafat's death is the best chance for Middle East peace in years.

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Lunar: The End of Pretence Categories: Antisemitism     Author: AIJAC staff

Did you know that "political censorship of the Internet is almost upon us in Australia"? And remember the drastic changes to firearm laws following the 1996 Port Arthur massacre?

Books: Misreading Account Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: External author

Years ago, when Peter Rodgers was Australia's ambassador to Israel, I saw him address the Institute of International Affairs in Melbourne. This was the age of the peace process, when Yasser Arafat condemned terrorists applauded in his own media...

No Joke Categories: United States     Author: External author

LaRouche, 82, is glowering behind outsize eyeglasses. His hair is wispy on his prominent head. His shoulders stoop. Yet he still projects supreme self-assurance.

The Dissident and the President Categories: Iraq, Israel, Middle East     Author: Yehonathan Tommer

During his nine-and-a-half years in the Soviet gulag, much of it in solitary confinement, Anatoly Sharansky withstood physical and psychological torture by maintaining a fierce belief in freedom and justice.

Thin Is In Categories: Israel     Author: External author

When Ariel Sharon breezed to a second term as Israel's Prime Minister in January 2003, I wrote on this page that despite the massive electoral victory, the 16th Knesset (parliament) would be a difficult, unwieldy ship to steer.

Sharon-Bush Exchange of Letters - 2004 Categories: Israel, Palestinians, United States    

Israel is committed to the peace process, and aspires to reach a mutual agreement on the basis of two states for two peoples, the State of Israel as the state of the Jewish people and a Palestinian state for the Palestinian people, as part of the realisation of President [George W.] Bush's vision.

International Law and the Arab-Israel Conflict Categories: Israel, Palestinians, Reference     Author: Julius Stone

The late Professor Julius Stone was recognised as one of the twentieth century's leading authorities on the Law of Nations. Israel and Palestine, which appeared in 1980, presented a detailed analysis of the central principles of international law governing the issues raised by the Arab-Israel confli

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