Winning the 2019 Jerusalem (Al Quds) Peace Prize

This is finally public! I’ve been awarded the 2019 Jerusalem (Al Quds) Peace Prize, one of Australia’s major peace awards for my 15 years of journalism around the Israel/Palestine conflict. I’m truly honoured to have been selected for this prestigious award, sponsored by APAN (Australia Palestine Advocacy Network) and Australians for Palestine, in recognition of my books,…

How serious drug reform happens

During my recent Australian book tour for Pills, Powder and Smoke: Inside the Bloody War on Drugs, the Canberra Times consistently featured the work and its themes (likely due to the fact that this progressive Territory is very open to drug reform and just legalised cannabis for personal use). Last weekend the paper published yet another…

Take the latest Israeli election, add occupation and get stalemate

My analysis of the Israeli election for global broadcaster TRT World: The unbeatable Israeli prime minister may have fought his last race. Benjamin Netanyahu, the Jewish state’s longest-serving leader, is fighting for his political life after failing to generate enough votes in Israel’s second election this year. He could still survive and avoid imminent indictment…