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Questions about Iran nuclear deal inspection measures

As the debate about the JCPOA - the deal between Iran and the P5+1 powers on Iran's nuclear program - continues, one key area of dispute on which discussion has centred is the effectiveness of the inspection mechanisms put in place to confirm Iranian compliance - especially as it relates to future allegations of Iranian clandestine nuclear work at an undeclared nuclear site....

Anti-Zionism

Asia

Asia Watch: Fear and Loathing

Such is the mesmerising effect of atrocities perpetrated by ISIS that any act committed in its name appears only to be the tip of the iceberg. Far from its epicentre in Syria and Iraq, the spate of ‘lone-wolf' attacks means that Islamic groups and individuals expressing any identification with ISIS understandably fall under suspicion....

Asia Watch: Breaking Point

Since the 2013 election, UMNO and particularly Prime Minister Najib Razak has courted PAS by murmuring tacit acquiescence for its plans to institute hudud (Islamic law backed by harsh medieval punishments) in an effort to break up the opposition coalition. Now PAS appears set to align itself with UMNO in the belief that they can take enough of the 60.1% of ethnic Malay votes to continue to dominat...

Asia Watch: Across the Spectrum

Support for the Palestinian cause and antipathy towards Israel is a rare point of agreement in the bare-knuckled Malaysian political debate. But there are outliers, like the hardline Muslim NGO Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia (Malaysian Muslim Solidarity) - known as ISMA. The move by the Vatican to recognise the Palestinian struggle for statehood was not enough for this group, and ISMA president Abdulla...

Australasia

Media Microscope - Nuclear Knockout

Whatever the merits of the P5+1 agreement on Iran's nuclear program, its significance was not lost on the local media. ANU Professor Amin Saikal told ABC Radio Melbourne 774 "Mornings" host Jon Faine (July 15) that Iranian objections to military site inspections are reasonable to prevent "military secrets [becoming] widely known, particularly" because Israel "has kept threatening Iran with milita...

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Report on Antisemitism in Australia, November 2011

It is a reality, if a regrettable one, that within the population of Australia there are individuals who are antisemitic. There are, also within our society, organisations which have as their primary purpose combating what they perceive to be the nefarious activities of Jews. There are some organisations which have agendas beyond, but which include, antisemitism. There are others which will employ...

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Editorial: Empowering A Rogue

The Iranian nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), struck in mid-July by the P5+1, led by US President Barack Obama, poses a grave danger to peace and stability in the Middle East and beyond on two different levels. It not only fails to stop Iran's drive for nuclear weapons capability, it also actually strengthens Teheran in its efforts to destablise neighb...

Questions about Iran nuclear deal inspection measures

As the debate about the JCPOA - the deal between Iran and the P5+1 powers on Iran's nuclear program - continues, one key area of dispute on which discussion has centred is the effectiveness of the inspection mechanisms put in place to confirm Iranian compliance - especially as it relates to future allegations of Iranian clandestine nuclear work at an undeclared nuclear site....

Iran

Media Microscope - Nuclear Knockout

Whatever the merits of the P5+1 agreement on Iran's nuclear program, its significance was not lost on the local media. ANU Professor Amin Saikal told ABC Radio Melbourne 774 "Mornings" host Jon Faine (July 15) that Iranian objections to military site inspections are reasonable to prevent "military secrets [becoming] widely known, particularly" because Israel "has kept threatening Iran with milita...

Shatter Zones

Shatter Zones

The chattering class has spent months bickering about whether or not the United States should sign o...

Islamic Extremism

Israel

Deconstruction Zone: Human Wrongs Council

The 47-member UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on July 3 voted to assail Israel because of the Hamas-triggered war in mid-2014. That's right, assail Israel, not Hamas. But then again, this is the inaptly named UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). When it comes to Israel, these things are so routine they barely raise an eyebrow in the international community.Hard as it may be to believe, tiny, d...

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Media Microscope - Nuclear Knockout

Whatever the merits of the P5+1 agreement on Iran's nuclear program, its significance was not lost on the local media. ANU Professor Amin Saikal told ABC Radio Melbourne 774 "Mornings" host Jon Faine (July 15) that Iranian objections to military site inspections are reasonable to prevent "military secrets [becoming] widely known, particularly" because Israel "has kept threatening Iran with milita...

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Submission on Freedom of Speech (Repeal of S.18C) Bill 2014

This document constitutes the submission by the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) to Attorney-General George Brandis regarding proposed amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (RDA)... AIJAC maintains that the provisions of Part IIA of the RDA have worked effectively for nearly 20 years, and that there is not a compelling reason for repeal or wholesale ...

Report on Antisemitism in Australia, November 2011

It is a reality, if a regrettable one, that within the population of Australia there are individuals who are antisemitic. There are, also within our society, organisations which have as their primary purpose combating what they perceive to be the nefarious activities of Jews. There are some organisations which have agendas beyond, but which include, antisemitism. There are others which will employ...

Symposium: Perceptions of the Middle East and the Gaza War - Australia

The reaction of Australia's government, media, and elite, and public opinion to Israel's December 2008-January 2009 military operations against Hamas in Gaza was mixed. At the government level, both the Labor government as well as the Liberal opposition voiced strong, consistent, and principled support for Israel's right to defend itself....

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Europa Europa: Pop-up Politics

Europeans go to the polls in May to elect 751 members of the European Parliament for the next five years. Expect surprises. Not that the European Parliament carries much clout; clout is reserved for the army of unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats in Brussels and the sprinkling of political appointees. The surprises will come from the pop-up political parties which are, first and foremost, oppose...

United Nations

Deconstruction Zone: Human Wrongs Council

The 47-member UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on July 3 voted to assail Israel because of the Hamas-triggered war in mid-2014. That's right, assail Israel, not Hamas. But then again, this is the inaptly named UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). When it comes to Israel, these things are so routine they barely raise an eyebrow in the international community.Hard as it may be to believe, tiny, d...

Media Microscope: War Stories

The overwhelming majority of the media coverage on June 23 of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) report into last year's Gaza war failed to observe that Israel was forced to fight an enemy deliberately operating inside civilian residential areas....

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Questions about Iran nuclear deal inspection measures

As the debate about the JCPOA - the deal between Iran and the P5+1 powers on Iran's nuclear program - continues, one key area of dispute on which discussion has centred is the effectiveness of the inspection mechanisms put in place to confirm Iranian compliance - especially as it relates to future allegations of Iranian clandestine nuclear work at an undeclared nuclear site....