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Colonel Kemp's views on Israel and Gaza echoed other senior military officers

Colonel Kemp's views on Israel and Gaza echoed other senior military officers Categories: Anti-Zionism, Israel, Media/ Academia, Middle East, NGOs, Palestinians, Terrorism, United Nations     Author: Allon Lee

The recent visit to Australia by retired British Colonel Richard Kemp, who was commander of British forces in Afghanistan, Yugoslavia, Northern Ireland and Iraq, generated national headlines when demonstrators tried to stop him from speaking, claiming he "supports genocide" for his assessment of las

Letter: Palestinian intransigence Categories: Israel, Palestinians, Updates     Author: Colin Rubenstein

Your editorial "Eight-state solution floated" (25/3), noted the Palestinian Authority stated in 2008 it would not accept a mini-state of cantons. However, that comment misrepresented what was being discussed. That year, Israel offered the Palestinians a contiguous state equal in size to the land in

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Letter: Palestinian state still viable Categories: Israel, Palestinians, Updates     Author: Colin Rubenstein

Robin Margo ("Settlements are expanding", AFR, Letters, March 24) appears to be relying on the claims of far-left Israeli organisations for his frankly disingenuous letter falsely alleging Jamie Hyams was wrong about Israeli settlements not expanding geographically. Here are the facts...

More Post-Election Analysis from Israel

More Post-Election Analysis from Israel Categories: Israel, Updates    

Here is some more good analysis of the Israeli election on Tuesday and the unexpectedly strong win by incumbent PM Binyamin Netanyahu and his Likud party. A good discussion of the possible coalition configurations suggested by this outcome comes from Ben Sales of the JTA. This

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Letter: Israel Furphies Categories: Israel, Media/ Academia, Palestinians, Updates     Author: Jamie Hyams

Tony Walker ("Israel poll threatens Labor peace" 14-15 March) perpetuates a myth about the Israeli/Palestinian dispute - that the Netanyahu government is "committed to an expansion of Jewish settlements." In fact, settlements have not expanded beyond their geographic boundaries since 2004, and housi

If anything, a weakening of the far-right in Israel

If anything, a weakening of the far-right in Israel Categories: Israel, Updates     Author: Ahron Shapiro

SBS called it a "shift to the hard right", but they're dead wrong. With over 99 percent of the vote counted, it is apparent that the shift that actually occurred in yesterday's Israeli election was in the opposite direction - a move of many far-right voters towards the centre, along with an impress

Israel Election Update

Israel Election Update Categories: Israel, Updates    

Today's Update focuses on some new analysis of the state of the Israeli election campaign, now in its final week. The polls have been very varied (an excellent compilation of all significant election polls comes from "Jeremy's Knesset Insider" website) and show that the competition

Bailed Al Jazeera journalist reveals the truth about the network's agenda and role in his fate

Bailed Al Jazeera journalist reveals the truth about the network's agenda and role in his fate Categories: Anti-Zionism, Egypt, Islamic Extremism, Israel, Media/ Academia, Middle East, Palestinians, Terrorism     Author: Allon Lee

Mohammed Fahmy is an Al Jazeera journalist currently on bail awaiting retrial in Cairo on ludicrous terrorism related charges, and a close colleague of Australian Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste, who was released after imprisonment on the same trumped-up charges in late January. Fahmy, an Egyptia

Netanyahu's US Congress speech on Iran

Netanyahu's US Congress speech on Iran Categories: America, Iran, Israel, Updates    

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu gave his long-discussed and controversial address to the US Congress on Tuesday, Washington time (this was early Wednesday morning in Australia.) This Update deals with the effect and aftermath of that speech. The full text of what Netanyahu sai

International voices against the delegitimisation of Israel - Czech President MiloŇ° Zeman, former Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird and former Spanish PM Jose Maria Aznar

International voices against the delegitimisation of Israel - Czech President MiloŇ° Zeman, former Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird and former Spanish PM Jose Maria Aznar Categories: Israel, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

The 2015 AIPAC policy conference, which came days before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the US Congress generated considerable media attention. Pundits commented on the US/Israel relationship, contrasting the speeches made by Netanyahu and US National Security Advisor Susan Ri

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