Foreign Correspondents’ Association

Prominent Australian journalist and writer Antony Loewenstein was Guest Speaker at an FCA Newsmaker Luncheon in Sydney on Thursday 26 March 2009. Antony’s address focused on the ways in which most of the Western media gloss over the realities of the Israel/Palestine conflict, not least the Israeli occupation, and related topics. This was a wonderful…

An unhelpful discourse on Israel

The following article is written by Israeli/American peace activist Jeff Halper for the Australian Jewish News but the paper refuses to run the piece, despite spending weeks attacking Halper and his supporters in its pages: The uproar in the organized Jewish community over the prospect of my speaking in Australia is truly startling to an…

Time is running out for Israel to adapt

My latest column for New Matilda is about the realities facing the incoming Israeli government: The ground is slowly shifting in international attitudes towards Israeli policies. But the longer Israel delays changing direction, the fewer options it will have, writes Antony Loewenstein As the new Israeli Government under Benyamin Netanyahu begins its tenure, a small…

A crushing legacy

Profiling a lost generation of children in Gaza: Yair Lapid’s Friday news magazine program reported on the situation in Gaza’s refugee camps and found, “Six and seven-year olds looking for discarded food and plastic bottles.” A days work–12 hours–might bring them 5 Shekels (about a dollar), but they have no choice but to work to…

A perfectly healthy country

War crimes? What war crimes? Military Advocate General Brig. Gen. Avichai Mendelblit on Monday instructed the Military Police Investigation unit to close the investigation into soldiers’ accounts of alleged misconduct and serious violations of the army’s rules of engagement during Operation Cast Lead. In a press release issued Monday the army said that the preliminary…

The pointless screaming of Zionists

You didn’t hear that the New York Times is accused by Zionist fanatics of being pro-terrorist, anti-Israel, pro-Ahmadinejad and soft on extremism? That’s because the usual suspects are increasingly irrelevant and shrill. There is more than one kind of Judaism in the modern age.

All hail the state of Kanaan

Now here’s a solution for the Middle East worth considering: Anti-Semitic behaviour has dropped off sharply since the new state of Kanaan came into being on 14 May 2018, according to a United Nations study. The world’s newest independent country, Kanaan incorporates all of the territory formerly known as Israel, as well as the territories…