Why Israel sells spyware to repressive Bangladesh

Following revelations that Israel sold spyware to Bangladesh, I was interviewed by Benar News: “The latest revelations about Israel selling surveillance weapons to Bangladesh follow a sadly familiar pattern. The fact that Bangladesh is a dictatorship is irrelevant for Israeli arms dealers and the Jewish state,” said Antony Loewenstein, an Australian researcher whose forthcoming book [The…

The merging of Israeli far-right power

With the new far-right Israeli government led by Benjamin Netanyahu, there’s a lot of talk in the Western media about what this could be mean for the Palestinians. In short, nothing good. I was interviewed by global broadcaster TRT World about these related issues: While there is much debate inside Israeli political and military circles…

Finding ways to access vast Afghan resources

My latest investigation for Declassified Australia (where we’ve just launched a crowd-funding campaign with Patreon so supporters can back our independent journalism with $): PDF here: TWIGGY’S AFGHAN MINERAL COUP – Declassified Australia Andrew Forrest, Australia’s second richest person, is on a self-declared global mission to fight climate change. But there’s another side to this story that’s…

Time for new, brave leadership in the Jewish community over Israel/Palestine

My story appears in yesterday’s Melbourne Age in print and online and Sydney Morning Herald online: After the Albanese government recently announced that it would no longer recognise West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, returning Canberra to the global consensus after Scott Morrison’s 2018 decision to imitate Donald Trump, the Jewish establishment expressed outrage.…

Australia’s role as a sub-imperial power

My review in The Saturday Paper, of the new book by Clinton Fernandes, Subimperial Power Australia in the International Arena: In early October, Australia’s deputy prime minister and minister for Defence, Richard Marles, was in Hawaii to meet the American and Japanese defence chiefs near Pearl Harbor. “The global, rules-based order is being pressured in…