Pro-settler Zionist says young Jews love fundamentalism, too

This is so desperate it’s comical. Those backing Jewish colonies who live in the Zionist Diaspora want nothing more than no debate over the growing numbers of young Jews turning away from Israeli occupation policies. American Ted Lapkin (who used to work for the Zionist lobby AIJAC and now lurks with a right-wing think-tank) once…

School-yard politics

Lawyer and amateur historian Alan Dershowitz is clearly a scared man. The trajectory of his rhetoric is directly related to the misbehaviour of Israel. In other words, whenever Israel commits even greater crimes in the occupied territories, Dershowtiz can be relied upon to increase his hatred towards anybody who dares challenge the Jewish state’s actions.…

The “bias” line is getting tired

The Australian features yet another “investigation” into alleged anti-Israel bias at universities: This dispute over academic balance in relation to Israel has been simmering for years on Australian campuses but it is the war in Lebanon that has brought it to a flashpoint. It is a clash that raises raw and sensitive questions about the…

Poisoning the well

My following article appears in today’s edition of Crikey: Martin Amis claims we live in “the age of horrorism”, an epic struggle between the forces of “evil” and Western values. Meanwhile, the fifth anniversary of September 11 has caused Prime Minister John Howard to claim that Iraq is now better off without Saddam Hussein. As…

The unreality of Greg Sheridan

My following article appeared in yesterday’s Crikey newsletter: The Australian’s foreign editor, Greg Sheridan, has released a new book, The Partnership. It tells of the intimate relationship between George W Bush and John Howard. Last Friday, former Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett launched the book at the Melbourne Writer’s Festival. Not unlike many festival sessions, the…

Lobby looking for love in all the wrong places

With My Israel Question moving into its 2nd printing after less than one week on the shelves – and the Zionist lobby failing spectacularly to smear the book, my publisher and me personally – the CEO of Melbourne University Publishing responds in Crikey to the self-appointed gate-keepers of militant Judaism: Louise Adler, CEO & Publisher…

Reading is unnecessary

After my recent article in Crikey about the Zionist lobby (and the response), today’s edition of the newsletter features the following letters (including, yet again, our old friend Federal Labor MP Michael Danby, who doesn’t seem too fond of reading): Michael Danby writes: Two can play Loewenstein’s game of selective quotations. The saying “Oh, that…