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Israeli-Palestine Conflict Rallying Ground for Extremists

Friday, 27 May 2011, 4:34 pm | Sol Salbe

While the death of Osama Bin Laden brought an understandable analysis of its effect on Islamic extremism, there continues to be inadequate recognition of the fact that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, now in its 63rd year, remains both a powerful rallying ... More >>

Open letter: To Julia Gillard, re Julian Assange

Wednesday, 8 December 2010, 3:31 pm | Sol Salbe

Feelings are running high, and many in this country take the view that the Australian Government ought do more to assist its vilified, beleaguered citizen. Assange has become a cause celebre, as evidenced by the signatories to this open letter, a who’s ... More >>

Is Shahar Peer just another tennis player?

Friday, 22 January 2010, 1:35 pm | Sol Salbe

[ Middle East News Service comments : The decision by Australians For Palestine to demonstrate against Israeli tennis player Shahar Pe’er has raised a few eyebrows. Of course the AfP demonstrated in a peaceful manner that earned praise from the Herald-Sun ... More >>

Israeli Grapefruit 'Mislabelled' In Ruse

Friday, 20 March 2009, 1:03 pm | Sol Salbe

Claims have been made that a leading European supermarket chain has been palming off Israeli grapefruit to customers as "Produce of Cyprus". More >>

Israeli military aid to Burmese regime: Jane's

Tuesday, 2 October 2007, 8:47 pm | Sol Salbe

[Middle East News Service comments: News items should always be read with scepticism but some times more than others. This morning (Monday) Sydney Morning Herald’s report Singapore, a friend indeed to Burma contains the following segment: ‘Much ... More >>

Fiftieth Anniversary Of Kafr Qasem Massacre

Monday, 30 October 2006, 12:18 am | Sol Salbe

Politics is often a matter of timing. And you could not get much worse timing for whitewashing ethnic cleansing than the fiftieth anniversary of the major massacre of the intended victims of that ethnic cleansing. So the Israeli Labour Party’s ... More >>

Sol Salbe's Middle East Round-Up - 5 Sept 2006

Wednesday, 6 September 2006, 11:18 am | Sol Salbe

Sometimes it is easier to write on what the Israeli media is not covering rather than on it does. Foreign Minister Downer’s spat with the Australian media is a no-show. Downer has slammed our media for telling fibs about Israel. More >>

Sol Salbe: Middle East Round-Up

Sunday, 23 July 2006, 12:28 am | Sol Salbe

In his usual humane and considered way, Sol Salbe once again provides significant and useful insights into what is currently happening in the Middle East. One point TDB in particular would agree with. Sol links to, and recommends, a column by novelist ... More >>

Sol Salbe: Middle East Round-Up

Tuesday, 18 July 2006, 11:40 am | Sol Salbe

In among the tens of thousands of words being written at the moment on Middle East fighting there lurks some obvious home truths. In a letter to today’s Sydney Morning Herald Dennis Shakesheff managed to condense it into three sentences: “I think ... More >>

No To Apologists For The Mass Murder Of Civilians

Thursday, 23 March 2006, 11:22 am | Sol Salbe

The February-March issue of the ADC Online contains a number of examples of pretty serious antisemitism. This is something the ADC generally does very well. More >>

Gibson's seedy version of Orientalism

Tuesday, 16 March 2004, 8:59 am | Sol Salbe

The Passion of the Christ Written and directed by Mel Gibson With James Caviezel, Maia Morgenstern and Monica Bellucci Showing at major cinemas More >>




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