Topic archives: Israel Palestinian conflict

Trump’s Jerusalem shock tactic serves no obvious purpose

December 7, 2017 11

If Trump's recognition of Jerusalem is the first step in his 'ultimate deal' for Israel-Palestine, then he better hope the next step reverses it.

Netanyahu’s visit intensifies pressure on Shorten to back Palestine

February 22, 2017 8

Only Bill Shorten's Victorian Right of the Labor Party are hesitant to change the ALP's position on Israel. But with the Left ascendant, is strong support for Palestine on the cards? Labor insider Ben Chiefly reports.

Israel’s recommitment to settlements raises thorny questions for Labor

January 25, 2017 7

Israel is taking advantage of a much friendlier White House to recommit to its policy of building settlements. That could be very bad news for the Labor Right, writes Labor insider Ben Chiefly,

Why does Trump want to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem?

January 18, 2017 5

Is Donald Trump really going to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem? Crikey intern Sophie Wenderoth reports.

Palestinian lobby joins the junket game

December 22, 2016 5

Journalists including our own Bernard Keane have taken part in the first Australian media junket organised by the Palestinian lobby.

Pro-Palestinian journalist continues wait for Australian visa

March 14, 2016 2

Has Ali Abunimah's visa application been delayed for political purposes?

No free lunch: what journos learned on their Israel junket

December 9, 2015 4

Is it possible to write objectively about Israel if you have been treated to an all-expenses-paid vacation?

Rundle: the deeply sinister reason Israel is suddenly absolving Germany of the Holocaust

Rundle: the deeply sinister reason Israel is suddenly absolving Germany of the Holocaust

October 23, 2015 20

Why has Benjamin Netanyahu suddenly suggesting the Holocaust might have been the fault of the Palestinians?

Have the Greens changed course on Israel?

Have the Greens changed course on Israel?

May 29, 2015 5

An "unfortunate miscommunication" during an interview with a Jewish media outlet had many wondering whether Richard Di Natale was shifting the Greens to a party platform less sympathetic to Palestine.

Jake Lynch ‘relieved’ to be cleared of serious misconduct

Jake Lynch ‘relieved’ to be cleared of serious misconduct

May 27, 2015 4

Jake Lynch has been cleared of charges of anti-Semitism for his actions during an anti-Israel protest at Sydney University.

The children of Gaza need more than aid

The children of Gaza need more than aid

May 15, 2015 1

Yes, the situation in Gaza is grim and its people need food and shelter. But they also need a reason to believe in hope for the future, write Majed Abusalema, national leader of Students for Justice in Palestine in Norway, and James Rose, founder of The Kick Project.

‘War destroys everything’: the long, painful process of rebuilding Gaza

‘War destroys everything’: the long, painful process of rebuilding Gaza

April 23, 2015

The recent conflict with Israel has left the Gaza Strip in a shambles, with piles of rubble where apartment buildings used to be. Freelance journalist Nigel O'Connor finds out what life is like -- and finds it's about to get a lot worse.

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

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

April 16, 2015 1

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.

Josh Bornstein hoaxer advocates genocide on Israeli news site

Josh Bornstein hoaxer advocates genocide on Israeli news site

April 10, 2015 18

Someone went to great lengths to imitate the persona of Australian writer Josh Bornstein, using his profile to publish a hate speech polemic on The Times of Israel's website.

‘Biscuit babies’: the curious practice of smuggling Palestinian sperm

‘Biscuit babies’: the curious practice of smuggling Palestinian sperm

April 7, 2015 3

What to do when a Palestinian family wants more children but the husband is in prison? Improvise, explains Nigel O'Connor, freelance journalist currently in the West Bank.

Why Jake Lynch was waving money around at an anti-Israel protest

Why Jake Lynch was waving money around at an anti-Israel protest

March 25, 2015 14

Jake Lynch is a long-time supporter of Palestine, but he has shown no evidence of anti-Semitism, whatever his ideological enemies might say, writes Sydney University senior lecturer Nick Riemer

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

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

March 9, 2015

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

From mensch to meshuggah: why Bob Carr turned on Israel

From mensch to meshuggah: why Bob Carr turned on Israel

November 10, 2014 13

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.

Symbols of malevolent power

September 3, 2014 3

Crikey readers talk Israel and the symbols of IS.

Mike Carlton and Hamas’ complicity

August 29, 2014 3

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