Israel and the ceaseless Labor pendulum

Israel and the ceaseless Labor pendulum

A ‘live’ view from Mary Easson It is 5.45 pm on Valentine’s Day, Sunday February 14th and the Labor NSW Conference has just debated a motion on Israel & Palestine. Despite the confusion of the late afternoon (with Upper House MP Shaoquette Moselman announcing,...
To fight crime in Israeli Arab areas

To fight crime in Israeli Arab areas

Israel police to appoint first Muslim deputy commissioner – The Times of Israel 11.02.16 New unit to combat disproportionate amount of crime in Arab community, will include 1,300 officers, dozens of new stations Read report here And see: Police commissioner: Crime...
NGO ‘transparency bill’ passes first reading

NGO ‘transparency bill’ passes first reading

Knesset approves ‘NGO Transparency Bill’ in first reading – Haaretz 09.02.16 Provision requiring NGO representatives to wear identifying tags removed at PM Netanyahu’s request. But despite request by PM to expand legislation to include all NGOs that...
A new window opens on the universe

A new window opens on the universe

Century after Einstein predicted them, scientists glimpse gravitational waves for first time – The Times of Israel 11.02.16 ‘The skies will never be the same’: In landmark discovery, billion-year-old vibration in space-time reaches underground detectors in US. Some...
Negev Bedouin are indigenous; they are also citizens

Negev Bedouin are indigenous; they are also citizens

Who’s really taking over the Negev? – Yariv Mohar and Moriel Rothman-Zecher – Haaretz 06.02.16 The Bedouin are often portrayed as foreign invaders bent on seizing control of Israel’s Negev Desert, but Zionist history presents a different narrative. Read...