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Media Microscope: Dealing with it Categories: Australasia, Israel, Media/ Academia     Author: Allon Lee

The P5+1's preliminary deal with Iran over the latter's nuclear program certainly kicked off a chain reaction of discussion and coverage in the media. Australian Financial Review International Editor Tony Walker's analysis on April 2 backed the deal because "anything that limits Iran's ‘break

The Last Word: Thought for Food

The Last Word: Thought for Food Categories: Australasia, Immigration/ Multiculturalism     Author: Jeremy Jones

I admit it. I helped facilitate a situation where consumers can know the ingredients of food products which they are considering purchasing. The genesis of this campaign, which for some was apparently nefarious, came at a meeting held in NSW Parliament House on issues relating to anti-discriminatio

Editorial: A Trip to Teheran

Editorial: A Trip to Teheran Categories: Australasia, International Security, Iran     Author: Colin Rubenstein

After her controversial April 18 meetings in Iran, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop revealed that the two sides discussed future co-operation, including intelligence sharing, in the fight against ISIS in Iraq and on asylum seekers, as well as human rights issues.

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The Last Word: March Madness

The Last Word: March Madness Categories: Anti-Zionism, Antisemitism, Australasia     Author: Jeremy Jones

Julius Caesar, in Shakespeare's script, was warned he should "Beware the Ides of March". People living in Sydney, in 2015, had reason to beware the Ideas of March. Miriam Margolyes kicked off events on the ABC television programme "Q & A". She began by asserting, "People don't like Jews", and t

Media Microscope: Bringing up Bibi Categories: Australasia, Israel, Media/ Academia     Author: Allon Lee

Overwhelmingly, media coverage of Binyamin Netanyahu's re-election framed the comments he made in the lead up to election day as a convenient hook to explain why a two-state resolution is in limbo. This was largely achieved by misreporting or excluding critical sections of Netanyahu's actual remark

Miriam Margolyes and Antisemitism

Miriam Margolyes and Antisemitism Categories: Antisemitism, Australasia, Updates     Author: Glen Falkenstein

"It's becoming a growing concern: who would ride with us, the Australian Jews? The answers I received that night were vague and left me wanting more." On Q&A on 2nd March, Journalism student Erin Gordon asked the panel "Who would ride with us, the Australian Jews," pointing to a rise in antisem

Letter: Free speech protected Categories: Australasia, Op-eds     Author: Colin Rubenstein

Chris Berg (Opinion, 1/3) misrepresented an article I wrote with Michael Kapel published in The Age in 1994. In context, the line that Berg quotes does not say that newspaper articles would never be subject to the Racial Discrimination Act, as he implies...

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Social Media Hatewave

Social Media Hatewave Categories: Antisemitism, Australasia, Holocaust/ War Crimes     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

Many people may have thought that Holocaust denial had been relegated to the dustbins of history - discredited by historical evidence, academics, court cases and the testimonies of survivors. However, on the internet, it is alive and even flourishing, especially on social media. It is now increasing

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