Israel

Jenin massacre Jan 27 2023

While Israeli soldiers stormed Jenin and killed 10 Palestinians, members of Israeli registered professional cycling teams were training on roads in and around Geelong, writes Lisa Gleeson.

Israel

An underreported news development from last year is the election of Benjamin Netanyahu's new government in Israel, reports Rupen Savoulian.

Soldier

Cloaked in mesmerising cinematography and flashy special effects, the American production company Marvel has been instrumental in promoting militarism, writes Jessica Buxbaum.

Apartheid wall in occupied Palestine

The Israeli state is pulling out all stops to delegitimise international organisations that dare use the term "apartheid" to describe its decades-long brutal occupation of Palestine, writes Vijay Prashad.

Ten Myths About Israel

Alex Salmon reviews Ilan Pappé's book, Ten Myths About Israel, which debunks Zionist propaganda and proposes a just solution for the Palestinians.

In violation of its obligations and responsibilities as an occupying power, Israel has taken little effort in vaccinating Palestinians, reports Jyotsna Singh.

The new stage of Palestinian resistance has caught the Israeli government by surprise. It also shocked the United States government, reports Barry Sheppard.

Despite reports of US President Joe Biden pressuring for a ceasefire, the US has thrown its full support behind Israel’s murderous war against the Palestinians, writes Barry Sheppard.

The latest Israeli elections produced an electoral stalemate, but also a victory for ultranationalist and far-right parties, reports Rupen Savoulian.

The cultivation of relations between the Emiratis (and the other Gulf nations) and Israel have been disguised as the promotion of Muslim-Jewish interfaith cooperation, writes Rupen Savoulian. But this cynical ploy cannot disguise the naked and brazen economic and geopolitical interests motivating both parties.

The European Court of Human Rights struck a major blow to Israel’s efforts to silence its critics on June 11, writes Ali Abunimah, when it overturned the criminal convictions against 11 Palestinian rights activists in France.

Israel and the Gulf states are pushing towards a normalisation of ties, entrenching cooperative measures that go back decades. By solidifying relations with the Gulf monarchies, writes Rupen Savoulian, Tel Aviv aims to isolate the Palestinians, score diplomatic and economic victories, and formalise an anti-Iranian alliance.

It’s been barely noticed, but last month there was an incursion of politics into sports like no other, writes Dave Zirin.

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With little reason, the Israeli government made the decision to cancel the Palestinian national football (soccer) club championship, otherwise known as the FIFA Palestine Cup.

The Israeli city of Tel Aviv is preparing to host the Eurovision Song Contest in May, following Israeli artist Netta Barzilai’s win in Eurovision 2018.

In response, BDS Australia, which support the global boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel, says: “As a serial human rights abuser, it is unacceptable for Israel to be the host country for a competition that, in SBS’s own words, is supposed to ‘bring people and cultures together’.

Four months after her release from an Israeli prison, Palestinian poet and photographer Dareen Tatour received the Oxfam Novib PEN Award for Freedom of Expression in The Hague in January.

More than 60 international NGOs have added their voices in protest against the plan to hold the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv this year. They are now part of what is quickly becoming an international campaign by civil society groups seeking to move the event, which is scheduled for May, from Israel.

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