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Schabas Shalom

During Israel's 2014 Operation Protective Edge, the United Nations Human Rights Council (the one that routinely has some of the world's worst human rights offenders on its rotating membership) announced it was to launch an inquiry into Israel's actions ...

Never again?

All four of my grandparents were Holocaust survivors. I heard snippets of their stories my whole life but it was always difficult for me to truly imagine how it all began, how it continued, and how it became the greatest human tragedy of all time.

Life goes on…

It is usually around this time of year that I write a piece summing up the year in Israel, filled with highs and lows, the difficulties and the triumphs.

What’s in a headline?

These days when you consider the information you take in when looking at a newspaper article or an item on a website, everything often boils down to the headline which attracts the attention.

Don’t mention Hamas

Once a year Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas makes a pilgrimage to the United Nations where he appears to have licence to make unspeakable and false accusations against Israel...

The choice between evil and evil

A story published in the Associated Press last week in which a Hamas spokesperson confirmed that Hamas fires rockets from residential and heavily built-up areas barely created a ripple around the world.

Romanticising Hamas

Yesterday’s Australian featured an article by its Middle East Correspondent John Lyons entitled “Hamas proposal for Israel peace plan”.