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After the US-UK-French attack in Syria

After the US-UK-French attack in Syria Categories: Middle East, Syria, Updates    

As reader are undoubtedly aware, on Saturday, 105 missiles were fired by American, British and French military units at Syrian chemical weapons research and storage sites, in punishment for the latest Assad regime chemical weapons attack in Douma on April 7, which killed at least 75 people. This Upd

More on the Gaza "March of Return"

More on the Gaza "March of Return" Categories: Hamas, Israel, Palestinians, Updates    

This Update follows up on the previous one in analysing the ongoing violence along the borders of Gaza - orchestrated under the rubric of the so-called "Great March of Return" - which began on March 30, had a second major flare-up last Friday, and is expected to continue until mid-May.

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Green money behind Palestinian causes

Green money behind Palestinian causes Categories: Australasia, Israel, Palestinians, Updates     Author: Naomi Levin

In the past 12 months, Greens Senators Lee Rhiannon and Janet Rice have declared five donations to a range of groups and individuals that actively advocate for boycotts against Israel, refuse to acknowledge Palestinian aggression against Israelis and accuse Israel of "massacring" Palestinians.

Australians MPs speak out in honour of Israel’s 70th, remember Evian mistakes

Australians MPs speak out in honour of Israel’s 70th, remember Evian mistakes Categories: Anti-Zionism, Antisemitism, Australasia, Holocaust/ War Crimes, Israel, Updates     Author: Oved Lobel

In honour of Israel's forthcoming 70th anniversary, Government Member Stuart Robert moved a motion in Parliament on February 28, in the lead up to the 80th anniversary of the Evian Conference on the plight of Jewish refugees, to officially apologise for Australia's position on persecuted Jews in 193

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US cuts funds to the Palestinian Authority over its "pay to slay": Should Australia follow suit?

US cuts funds to the Palestinian Authority over its "pay to slay": Should Australia follow suit? Categories: Israel, Palestinians, Terrorism, United States, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

The US Congress officially passed the Taylor Force Act on March 23, which requires that the US halt its funding to the Palestinian Authority (PA) if the latter refuses to end its "martyr" compensation scheme, which provides lifetime monthly stipends to convicted terrorists relative to their sentence

The Tillerson sacking and US policy toward Iran

The Tillerson sacking and US policy toward Iran Categories: Iran, United States, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

US President Donald Trump has fired his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, indicating that his decision was partly based on disagreements with Tillerson over the future of the Iran nuclear deal. Trump is nominating CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace Tillerson. Pompeo is known to share Trump's criti

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