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Israel gags soldier-turned-journalist

Monday, 29 March 2010, 1:49 pm | Middle East News Service

[ Middle East News Service comments : Australians have been angry at a trial in China where an Australian was tried behind closed doors. Prime Minister Rudd pointed out to China not being a democracy, the law operates differently there. I wonder what ... More >>

It cannot happen here!

Monday, 29 March 2010, 1:27 pm | Middle East News Service

[ Middle East News Service comments: For a few months now the Israeli Ethernet has been buzzing with mysterious rumours . I am told indirectly that there is a severe gag on mentioning a certain story in Israel. I cannot be told directly as there is ... More >>

Netanyahu better shape up before tensions worsen

Sunday, 28 March 2010, 3:54 pm | Middle East News Service

[ Middle East News Service comments: Two of the best items I have seen to help readers make an intelligent assessment on the differences that have developed between Israel and United states. Yossi Verter, the senior writer of Israeli party politics for ... More >>

Driving Drunk in Jerusalem

Monday, 15 March 2010, 3:16 pm | Middle East News Service

[ Middle East News Service comments: Thomas Friedman’s writings are not known for being profound or insightful but on this occasion he does provide a strong indication that the crisis between Israel and the United States is very real. Let’s face it: ... More >>

Obama to Netanyahu: Show us you're serious

Monday, 15 March 2010, 1:16 pm | Middle East News Service

[ Middle East News Service comments: This sound like a story that we have read before (and on more than one occasion): A crisis between Israel and United States. The US is finally putting its foot down and reminding Israel just who is the superpower ... More >>

Arabs are too young - but ultra-Orthodox are OK

Tuesday, 9 March 2010, 2:15 pm | Middle East News Service

[ Middle East News Service comments: For those of you contemplating assessing the claims of “Israeli Apartheid” in tonight’s Melbourne forum may wish to read the following item which is not the first one on the broad topic of age restriction ... More >>

Israel's apartheid doesn't stop at the West Bank

Thursday, 4 March 2010, 3:20 pm | Middle East News Service

[ Middle East News Service comments: This News Service is quick to point out cases of toning down of the Hebrew original in the translation of this and other newspapers. This time it’s the opposite. The Hebrew headline was much more circumspect: A lesson ... More >>

The Truth About the New Israel Fund

Thursday, 25 February 2010, 3:07 pm | Middle East News Service

[ Middle East News Service comments :Martin Indyk is a former US Ambassador to Israel with impeccable credentials as a supporter of Israel. His current role is as a Senior Fellow and Director of the Saban Centre for Middle East Policy in the Foreign Policy ... More >>

Mossad is supposed to gather intelligence

Friday, 19 February 2010, 1:09 pm | Middle East News Service

[ Middle East News Service comments : Several days ago a friend with considerable interest in Civil Liberties comments of her disappointment on the nonchalant way in which targeted assassinations of Hamas leaders has been accepted by otherwise ... More >>

A retractionist-retentionist discourse

Monday, 15 February 2010, 11:07 am | Middle East News Service

[ Middle East News Service comments: Regular readers of this News Service will be aware of my view that Daniel Levy’s analysis is an indispensible tool for those who wish to understand the Israel/Palestine conflict. This contribution is no exception: ... More >>

Naomi Chazan, the NIF & the Zionist Council of Vic

Wednesday, 10 February 2010, 12:52 pm | Middle East News Service

[ Middle East News Service comments : It is my practice as Editor of the Australian Jewish Democratic Society Newsletter to prioritise my readers and ensure that they see certain items ahead of everyone else. However, this is such an important item ... More >>

The Naomi Chazan saga

Friday, 5 February 2010, 2:27 pm | Middle East News Service

[ Middle East News Service comments: For several days now I’ve been following the attacks by an Israeli right wing group Im Tirtzu on the New Israel Fund and its head, Professor Naomi Chazan. As a previous news item posted here indicated, the ... More >>

Public Relations instead of saving lives

Friday, 22 January 2010, 12:48 pm | Middle East News Service

[ Middle East News Service comments: My inbox has been inundated with items praising the Israeli assistance team in Haiti. While I’m on record of being proud as an Israeli for the (all too rare) good deeds done by Israel, the volume of praise is ... More >>

Israel's compassion in Haiti can't hide ugly face

Tuesday, 19 January 2010, 11:07 am | Middle East News Service

[ Middle East News Service comments : Virtually since this Haiti earthquake I’ve been bombarded with messages from people praising the great work done to assist the Haitian people by their respective side, Jewish and/or Israeli ; and Muslim. Thankfully ... More >>

It pays to read Hebrew

Tuesday, 5 January 2010, 11:37 am | Middle East News Service

It pays to read Hebrew: Are IDF dogs trained to pounce all who say 'God is great' in Arabic? More >>

Israel must join the Jewish world and go green

Friday, 11 December 2009, 12:52 pm | Middle East News Service

[ Middle East News Service comments: A ripple of the impact of climate change on the Middle East has reached Australian politics. New Opposition Leader Tony Abbot has attacked Prime Minister Rudd who had earlier told the Australia-Israel forum ... More >>

Vote to ban minarets is fuelled by fear

Tuesday, 1 December 2009, 4:54 pm | Middle East News Service

[ Middle East News Service comments: While Australians are glued to their media watching events in Canberra relating to the most important issue of climate change, the rest of the world goes on. Last weekend’s Swiss vote banning new minarets should not ... More >>

Netanyahu’s Produces US Call for 1967 Borders

Monday, 30 November 2009, 10:44 am | Middle East News Service

[ Middle East News Service comments: Binyamin Netanyahu announced a settlement freeze, but with a “few” exemptions. Buildings which have started will continue. There is a special dispensation for the 900 units that were recently announced , public ... More >>

How we became a night unto the nations

Wednesday, 25 November 2009, 12:44 pm | Middle East News Service

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Israel: Privitisation of Prisons Unconstitutional

Tuesday, 24 November 2009, 12:35 pm | Middle East News Service

Could something really important happen in Israel without the rest of the world noticing? Intuitively it does not make sense. Israel probably receives more media attention per capita than any other country on the planet, with the possible exception of the ... More >>

   

 

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