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SBS insider says The Oz was right … The Age says Sydney is alright … and the face of Anzac Day’s story …

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Jake Lynch and a dozen others receive letters over Sydney BDS fracas

Peace studies academic Jake Lynch and others who were involved at an altercation at Sydney University have received letters demanding that they account for their actions.

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Nothing really changes in Israel

The results from the recent Israeli election will likely reinstall a coalition government very similar to the last one.

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Is the West’s love affair with Israel over?

Israel has always had a special relationship with the West, particularly the United States. But recently the bloom seems to be off the rose, writes Crikey intern Brihony Tulloch.

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Don’t mention the war: Israeli pollies talk up a domestic agenda

Israel will go to the polls on March 17, and politicians on all sides are focused on cost of living, the economy and housing. And tellingly, no one is promising peace. Freelance journalist Nigel O’Connor reports from Israel

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Eight factors that shape how Muslims see the West

While Tony Abbott would have us think the West’s hands are clean, a look at our actions in the Middle East reveal plenty of cause for resentment, writes Scott Burchill.

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Junkets and favours: how the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce makes friends

The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce is working hard to impress Australian business community, but there is another side of the story not being told.

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From mensch to meshuggah: why Bob Carr turned on Israel

Bob Carr’s not the first politician to change his stance on Israel, but his previously warm relationship with the country makes his decision more notable.

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Symbols of malevolent power

Crikey readers talk Israel and the symbols of IS.

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How Mike Carlton got it wrong

Philip Dalidakis shares his thoughts on Mike Carlton’s take on Gaza.

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Mike Carlton and Hamas’ complicity

Crikey readers have their say about Mike Carlton’s column on Gaza, and whether Australia should become involved in Iraq.

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Mike Carlton: Gaza is Israel’s Vietnam, with Hamas victorious

Benjamin Netanyahu has ensured that no Israeli will ever again know peace, writes former ABC war correspondent and naval historian Mike Carlton.

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Middle ground on both sides blown away in Gaza conflict

Another big casualty from Gaza conflict is the growing loss of “the middle” — moderates willing to engage with each other to resolve the greater Palestine-Israel conflict, writes Palestinian-based freelance writer Raffaele Piccolo.

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iSentia index: Gaza, Justin Bieber and Ricky Muir spark discussion

Social media came into its own this week, as international events continued to dominate the local news agenda.

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When serving your country means abandoning your family

Crikey readers discuss politics, atheism and other issues of the day.

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Drink deep or taste not the Pierian Spring

Crikey readers talk alcohol consumption and the ongoing war in Gaza.

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On the freedom to be a bigot

Crikey readers talk freedom of speech and the ongoing Israel-Palestinian conflict.

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Israel still pulls business heavy hitters, but Palestine off the table

The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce has some big connections in the business world — and they are far too polite (and politic) to mention the current unpleasantness in Gaza.

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Israel: beacon of democracy or jackbooted occupiers?

Crikey readers talk the thorny issue of Israel.

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Why we shouldn’t side with Palestinians

Crikey readers talk the Israel-Palestinian conflict, MH17 and Jacqui Lambie’s ideal man.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: tweeting pictures of dead Palestinian babies helps no one but you

In an age of spectacular oversupply of both images and political perspectives, gore has lost its value. Sharing graphic images from the Gaza conflict turns private moments of death and grief into horror pornography.

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Why crying wolf on anti-Semitism harms us all

The pro-Israel lobby is quick to use the term “anti-Semitism” where it is not warranted. But there really are people who hate Jews and by overusing the term we reduce its power, writes Larry Stillman from the executive of the Australian Jewish Democratic Society.

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Photos: On the ground in Gaza

With bombs and rubble in the streets, Anne Paq captures life on the Gaza strip after the bombings.

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The Sandpit

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Corporal punishment in schools should stay in the past

Crikey readers have their say on corporal punishment and BDS.

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