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Ariel Sharon is still dead, like the Israel he controlled

Lionised by Israelis, loathed by Palestinians, Ariel Sharon’s archaic political vision was a disaster for both. From London, Crikey’s writer at large looks at the legacy.

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Strange bedfellows: new nexus between Israel and far Right

This is an extract from an essay in On Utøya: Anders Breivik, right terror, racism and Europe.

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Haaretz | THE REST|

Why Israel needs a Zionist revival

Israel is headed for a big political upheaval, says Ari Shavit, and if Zionists play their cards right, 2010 could be their year to seize back power and the national ideology.

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J Street pushing a policy that leads to disappointment

This week’s J Street’s conference saw Zionists, students, pensioners, 1948 Jewish fighters, anti-Zionists and Nazi hunters congregate in Washington DC in an effort to widen the debate over the Middle East.

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Saree Makdisi: Obama won’t solve the Middle East crisis

About 200 people packed into Sydney University’s Seymour Centre on Tuesday night to hear Saree Makdisi speak about options for ending the Middle East crisis — and the crowd was diverse.

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The Rundle vs. Danby rumble continues

Crikey readers weigh in on Zionism, the Telstra split, student politics and more.

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The issue that’s not allowed online

The issue that gets everyone everywhere into trouble is forthright criticism of Israel.

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Survey puts Israel and Zionism under scrutiny

A new survey on Australian and New Zealand Jewry raises some questions on the disaffection of Australian Jews towards Israel and Zionism. Where are the non-Zionist Jewish voices in the mainstream media?

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Reaction to Pilger award reveals Zionist lobby’s fear of dissent

The Sydney Peace Foundation awarded its annual prize to journalist, author and documentary maker John Pilger, and Jewish leaders again are on the offensive.

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American Prospect | UNITED STATES|

Future looks foggy for America’s pro-Israel lobby

America’s pro-Israel lobby — once a permanent fixture of the country’s political landscape — is facing an uncertain future as young non-Orthodox Jews become increasingly disengaged with the state of Israel and its policies. Can they learn to love a country but not its government?

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Readers shake their fists at Amazon

#amazonfail … BrisConnections … the Press Council … peak oil … The Philippines

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Zionists and Nazis connected. Discuss

As far as accusing Zionists of being Nazis, the past, present and future champions are other Zionists.

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Apartheid in Israel

The Israeli offensive in Gaza might seem unstoppable. But so, too, did apartheid, writes Jeff Sparrow.

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Nick Griffin: to visa or not to visa?

It’s hard to know how best to approach hate-mongers seeking to grace our shores, writes Irfan Yusuf.

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Courting the Jewish vote

The Federal seat of Wentworth is between the self-appointed, Honorary Jew (Malcolm Turnbull) and the proudly Zionist, True Jew (George Newhouse), writes Antony Loewenstein.

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