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Noted and Quoted - November 2017

Noted and Quoted - November 2017 Categories: Australasia, Media/ Academia    

Lowy Institute analyst Rodger Shanahan bizarrely argued that "much of Iran's attraction in the Arab world is the result of discriminatory policies towards Shia populations in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, or the unwillingness of Arab states... to compete diplomatically or economically with Iran..." Sin

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Behind the News - November 2017

Behind the News - November 2017 Categories: Egypt, Iran, Israel, Palestinians, Syria    

Israel has said it will prevent ISIS operating close to its border. Both the Islamic State-affiliated Khalid ibn al-Walid Army and the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly the al-Nusra Front, linked to al-Qaeda, already reportedly have a presence close to Israel's Golan borders.

Deconstruction Zone: How Palestine "occupies" itself

Deconstruction Zone: How Palestine "occupies" itself Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Asaf Romirowsky

A consistent Palestinian strategy for seeking statehood while blaming Israel for its absence has been codified through the narrative of "occupation." The anniversary of the 1967 war brought this to the forefront in endless accusations regarding the Israeli "occupation" of the West Bank. There is eve

Hamas, Iran and Palestinian Reconciliation

Hamas, Iran and Palestinian Reconciliation Categories: Hamas, Iran, Palestinians     Author: Khaled Abu Toameh

In a historic reawakening, Iran is once again meddling in the internal affairs of the Palestinians. This does not bode well for the future of "reconciliation" between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority's (PA) Fatah faction run by PA President Mahmoud Abbas. The re-emergence of Iran, as it pursues i

Asia Watch: Decapitation not always fatal

Asia Watch: Decapitation not always fatal Categories: Asia, Islamic Extremism, Terrorism     Author: Michael Shannon

The death in Marawi of the top two leaders of the Islamic State-aligned forces in Southeast Asia was a significant achievement for the Philippines military. However, few believe it will end Islamist terrorism in the southern Philippines and neighbouring regions, as the remnants of the Marawi campaig

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ISIS after the fall of Raqqa

ISIS after the fall of Raqqa Categories: Islamic Extremism, Middle East, Terrorism     Author: Ely Karmon

With the looming defeat of ISIS, and with many of the surviving fighters unable to return to their homes, the question arises as to where the remaining ISIS fighters will scatter as they look for safe havens and attempt to rebuild a territorial stronghold.

Media Microscope: Trial by Media

Media Microscope: Trial by Media Categories: Australasia, Media/ Academia     Author: Allon Lee

If you are a high profile supporter of Israel and criticise the reporting of a Middle East correspondent, prepare for blowback, even if what you say is completely correct. Federal Labor MP Michael Danby experienced trial by media over two ads in the Australian Jewish News (Sept. 28/Oct. 5) question

Austria and Israel's dilemma

Austria and Israel's dilemma Categories: Europe, Far Right, Israel     Author: Herb Keinon

Israel has not yet clearly reacted to the elections in Austria that will likely catapult the far-right Freedom Party into the government, but this outcome poses a clear challenge to Jerusalem: Should it engage with European far-right parties if they become a part of a government?

Is Iran really complying with the Nuke Deal?

Is Iran really complying with the Nuke Deal? Categories: International Security, Iran     Author: Alan Dershowitz

The evidence is mounting that Iran is not only violating the spirit of the no-nukes deal, but that it is also violating its letter. The prologue to the deal explicitly states: "Iran reaffirms that under no circumstances will Iran ever seek, develop or acquire any nuclear weapons." This reaffirmation

The Last Word: Retro-corrective

The Last Word: Retro-corrective Categories: Antisemitism, Europe     Author: Jeremy Jones

Court judgements in Europe have legitimised acts of violence and vandalism as acceptable political protest - including attacks on synagogues! Some mainstream left and right wing political parties have removed any real stigma from antisemitism, tolerating, rationalising and excusing political allies

Scribblings: Putting the Israeli in Israeli Arab

Scribblings: Putting the Israeli in Israeli Arab Categories: Anti-Zionism, Israel     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

Surveys of Israeli Arabs continue to make one thing perfectly clear - people who say Israel is some sort of "Apartheid" state are flying in the face of the majority view of the people who are supposed to the be the primary victims of that Apartheid - Israel's Arab minority. Israel's Arab citizens ha

AIR New Zealand: Wellington Surprise

AIR New Zealand: Wellington Surprise Categories: Australasia, Israel     Author: Miriam Bell

Ardern's views on Israel are simply unknown. While she spent time in Israel as president of the International Union of Socialist Youth, she hasn't yet made any public comment about Israel-related issues. Balancing out these uncertainties is Peters who will become both Deputy Prime Minister and Fore

Iran and the Fall of Kirkuk

Iran and the Fall of Kirkuk Categories: Iran, Iraq     Author: Jonathan Spyer

Iraqi forces took Kirkuk city from the Kurds in mid-October with hardly a shot fired. Twenty-two Kurdish fighters were killed in the sporadic and disorganised resistance, while seven Iraqi soldiers also lost their lives. It is a remarkable setback for the Kurds, who just a few weeks ago held an inde

Three things to fix in the Iran Deal

Three things to fix in the Iran Deal Categories: International Security, Iran, United States     Author: Robert Satloff

Two years ago, I urged US Senators to vote "no" on the Iran nuclear deal. My goal was not to have them scrap the accord, which had numerous positive benefits, but to give President Barack Obama leverage to repair its serious flaws. "No," I argued, "doesn't necessarily mean ‘no, never.' It can

Trump’s third way

Trump’s third way Categories: International Security, Iran, United States     Author: Clifford May

US President Donald Trump made a tough call on Oct. 13. European diplomats and an "echo chamber" in the mainstream media were insisting he "recertify" the nuclear weapons deal his predecessor concluded with Iran's rulers in 2015.

A New Deal for Gaza?

A New Deal for Gaza? Categories: Egypt, Israel, Middle East, Palestinians     Author: Amotz Asa-El

Half a year after its arch-rival set out to choke it, Hamas appears to have effectively surrendered. What began with Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas' decision in April to cease paying for Gaza's fuel shipments from Israel has now culminated in Hamas' ostensible agreement to relin

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