Australia needs to speak-up

To say that Israel has been an occupying power since 1967 and has violated its obligations toward the occupied people of Palestine under international law is not an opinion. It is a fact. And it diminishes Australia’s international standing to suggest otherwise. This article was published in thejakartapost.com.  Read Article

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CNA- Israel to set up an interim government in Gaza

CNA's Syahida Othman talks to Deakin University Professor Ihsan Yilmaz about the future of Gaza as the conflict between Israel and Hamas continues. With Israel planning to set up a new security regime in Gaza, he argues that Hamas has some support of Gazans and it would be challenging to impose another administration.  View online

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WION – Israel-Palestine war

The war is raging between Israel and Hamas and attacks from both sides are intensifying. It's now a week since Israel declared war on Hamas after an unprecedented ground air and sea assault by the militants over the weekend. The death toll continues to mount on both sides over 1,300 Israelis and over 1,500 Palestinians have lost their lives so far. To know more watch this interview with Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh, who is a convenor at Middle East Studies Forum. View online

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Book Launch: Handbook of Middle East Politics

This Handbook uses a comprehensive study of political institutions, social movements and external pressures to offer nuanced study of politics in the Middle East. Foremost scholars on the Middle East examine key themes such as political change, regional rivalry and authoritarianism, making this collection very timely and relevant as an authoritative source. Learn more

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