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Foul-Mouthed Australian Columnist Quits Over Israel Flap

Foul-Mouthed Australian Columnist Quits Over Israel Flap

After stirring up a hornet’s nest of tension with the Jewish community, editors, and executives at his parent company Fairfax Media, the Sydney Morning Herald columnist Mike Carlton quit over a string of foul-mouthed replies to readers. First the background. It began when Carlton wrote Israel’s Rank and Rotten Fruit is Being Called Fascism, a

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The Unbearable Darkness of Australian Blood Libels

This critique was written by Emily Gian, the Zionist Federation of Australia’s director of media advocacy. UPDATE August 4: The Sydney Morning Herald apologized for the cartoon illustrating Mike Carlton’s column. * * * Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer was in the news last week after telling a CNN interviewer that its

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Australian Jews as Jihadists

The prospect of young Muslims travelling to Iraq and Syria to fight with jihadist groups such as ISIS, before returning home to their countries of citizenship is something that is of mounting concern to many Western governments. Writing in Brisbane’s Courier Mail, Paul Syvret argues, however, that “Islam does not have a monopoly on hard-line malcontents

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Media Ignores PA Human Rights Violations

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. An Israeli Arab from Taibeh was sentenced to 18 months in prison for trying to join up with radical Islamists in Syria. According to Haaretz: Altogether, about 15 Israeli Arabs are thought

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Why Hamas “Accepts” Recent Targeted Killings

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Australia’s investigative TV show, Four Corners, levelled some ugly allegations at Israel over its treatment of Palestinian kids. The program was far worse than John Lyons’ accompanying advance articles, which we

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Former Hamas Man Behind Beirut Bombings?

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Former Hamas man behind Beirut bombings? 2. Germany’s conditioning on high-tech grants and scientific cooperation on making Israeli entities on the wrong side of the Green Line ineligible for funding.

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Watchdog of the Week: Friends of Israel (Western Australia) Fighting Bias Down Under

This week’s Watchdog of the Week is awarded to an organization rather than an individual. In September 2008, nine highly committed individuals held an informal meeting with the aim of creating an informal organization with priority to be given to fighting Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions, assisting pro-Israel activity on Perth campuses and developing a website.

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