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,…

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…

When Jews fear intermarriage

My essay in global broadcaster TRT World: The leaked words of Israeli Education Minister Rafi Peretz sounded shocking. The rate of intermarriage amongst US Jews was “like a second Holocaust”, he claimed. The Jewish people had “lost six million people” in the last 70 years due to intermarriage, Peretz said. Six million Jews were murdered during the…

Palestinian prisoner faces indefinite detention in Israeli prison

The picture that emerges from many pages of internal World Vision documents, rarely heard details of the court case, and a correspondence with Halabi himself, is more than just that of an innocent Palestinian being tortured, mistreated and pressured to capitulate to Israeli demands; it also raises uncomfortable questions for many in the global and Israeli media who willingly accept Israeli government claims about Palestinians — even when there is no supporting evidence.