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Topic archives: Israel

Crikey Worm: Flinders Street attack not terrorism

December 22, 2017 1

Good morning, early birds. Police have dismissed speculation that the perpetrator of yesterday's Flinders Street attack in Melbourne had any links to terrorist organisations. Plus, the UN has formally rebuked Donald Trump's decision to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers, bringing you the final edition of Crikey Worm for 2017. But don't worry, he'll be back to deliver your morning dose of news and current affairs in January.

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.

Rundle: old lies given new meaning in fraudulent Beersheba commemoration

November 1, 2017 21

The best thing you can say about Beersheba, a cavalry charge on a Turkish-held Arab town in Palestine, whose inhabitants had love for neither side in the conflict, is that at least it wasn’t, like Gallipoli, an invasion of a sovereign people in their homeland.

Crikey Worm: US splits with UNESCO, claiming ‘anti-Israel bias’

October 13, 2017

Good morning, early birds. The US has announced it's leaving the UN's heritage agency, and Australians' private health insurance system is getting a facelift. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Peter Dutton hasn’t yet revoked this man’s visa, but don’t hold your breath

September 18, 2017 3

Mr Khalil's visa was denied on the basis of a conviction in a kangaroo court -- the Israeli military court system. But don't expect that to matter to Peter Dutton.

Rundle: could Israel’s ‘right of return’ ensnare Danby, Dreyfus and Frydenberg in the section 44 thicket?

September 4, 2017 19

The constitution specifically proscribes anyone who is "entitled to the rights or privileges of a subject or citizen" from standing for parliament. What does that mean for those who could apply for Israeli citizenship under Israel's right of return?

Tips and rumours

July 31, 2017 2

One Nation has the time if you have the money ... the right's constitutional confusion ... unis to react to damning new report ...

Labor’s Palestine recognition push is too little, too late

July 31, 2017 5

The primary responsibility for NSW Labor's shift on Palestine is the determination of the Israeli government to destroy any possibility of a two-state solution. And it's probably already achieved that.

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

June 6, 2017 14

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

Old blog post informs decision to cancel Palestinian activist’s visa

May 4, 2017

And even the writer of the personal blog doesn't think Bassem Tamimi should have had his visa revoked.