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‘The situation feels hopeless’: 50 years of Israeli occupation

Crikey June 6, 2017 14 Comments

Palestinians remain under an Israeli regime of house demolitions, ever-expanding illegal settlements and strict controls over daily life, writes freelance journalist Antony Loewenstein.

Syria solution needed to prevent regional war

Crikey July 31, 2012 1 Comment

The threat of a war with Israel coincides with a failure by Syrian rebels to make serious gains on the ground. Australian journalist Antoun Issa reports from Beirut.

Rundle: helping to form the resistance is the Right’s legacy in Egypt

Rundle: helping to form the resistance is the Right’s legacy in Egypt

Guy Rundle February 15, 2011 10 Comments

It's clear that no event will convince the Right that they need to look clearly at the world, without projecting their fantasies onto it.

Does Israel believe that Egypt deserves democracy?

Antony Loewenstein February 8, 2011 15 Comments

Truly free speech in the Arab world threatens Israel because a wide diversity of views will be more loudly heard and necessarily incorporated into the political mainstream, writes Antony Loewenstein.

An Arab Israeli’s quest for refugee status

Greg Barns October 20, 2010 2 Comments

According to a recent decision of the Refugee Review Tribunal, the systemic discrimination cited by an Arab Israeli does not necessarily amount to persecution.

Tel Aviv: I feel safer here than in Melbourne

Crikey August 30, 2010

Despite the presence of guns, Tel Aviv feels peaceful, like most cosmopolitan cities although some reminders of danger exist -- bags are searched before entering shopping centres and train stations, writes Ben Iaquinto.

Obama’s next project: peace in the Middle East?

Obama’s next project: peace in the Middle East?

Crikey April 8, 2010

Washington Post columnist David Ignatius claims Obama is "seriously considering" proposing a peace plan for the Middle East. Ditto the NYT. As Politico says: it may be BS, but it's clearly what the White House wants Netanyahu to think.

Western-centric media ignores Al Jazeera

Crikey January 7, 2009 5 Comments

Allegedly authoritative Western news outlets have been comprehensively scooped on Gaza by Al Jazeera's English language service, writes Irfan Yusuf.