Trumping Solutions…writes Emily Gian

February 17, 2017 by  
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Two days ago, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and American President Donald Trump met in Washington for the first time since the latter was inaugurated. The greeting was done in a far warmer manner than similar meeting between Netanyahu and Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama. Read more

Trump’d…writes Emily Gian

November 23, 2016 by  
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I have thought about how I would write this for over two weeks now.  Read more

No Jews is no news…writes Emily Gian

April 17, 2015 by  
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For many years, the trend in reporting on world affairs seems to increasingly be that Israel is held to different standards than those which apply to its neighbours. Read more

A Trying Subject…writes Emily Gian

March 27, 2015 by  
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In medieval England, a separate court was established with the purpose of providing redress for people in a fair and just manner. Read more

Elections for the Short Attention Span…writes Emily Gian

February 27, 2015 by  
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The Israeli elections are getting close, and with only three weeks to go before polling, the entire country is in full campaign mode. Read more

Never Again?…writes Emily Gian

January 27, 2015 by  
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All four of my grandparents were Holocaust survivors. I heard snippets of their stories my whole life but it was always difficult for me to truly imagine how it all began, how it continued, and how it became the greatest human tragedy of all time. Read more

Life goes on…writes Emily Gian

December 19, 2014 by  
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It is usually around this time of year that I write a piece summing up the year in Israel, filled with highs and lows, the difficulties and the triumphs. Read more

How to win a Walkley…writes Emily Gian

December 5, 2014 by  
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Step 1: Become Middle East Correspondent, Step 2: Write incessantly against Israel Read more

What’s in a headline?…asks Emily Gian

November 29, 2014 by  
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These days when you consider the information you take in when looking at a newspaper article or an item on a website, everything often boils down to the headline which attracts the attention. Read more

Media misfires, truth a casualty…writes Emily Gian

August 24, 2014 by  
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Last Tuesday evening (AEST), just hours before the latest ceasefire in the region was due to expire, terrorists in Gaza fired three Grad rockets which landed near Be’er Sheva and Netivot. Hamas spokesperson Sami Abu Zuhri said his organisation had no knowledge of the firing of any rockets – a claim that is incredibly hard to believe.  Read more

Soldier of Love and Hate…writes Emily Gian

August 24, 2014 by  
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I had one of those moments back in July when the lead singer of my all-time favourite band spoke out against Israel during a concert in the UK. The singer was Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam. Read more

How many rockets would YOU tolerate?…asks Emily Gian

July 11, 2014 by  
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As Israel enters the fourth day of “Operation Protective Edge”, there is one simple question I would like to ask of Israel’s detractors. Read more

Will the Stephen Hawking boycott of Israel lead to peace in the Middle East?

May 14, 2013 by  
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Many of you would have read last week of a decision by renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking to join the academic boycott of Israel by pulling out of the upcoming 2013 President’s Conference in Jerusalem.

..writes Emily Gian. Read more

Israel advocacy alert

April 25, 2013 by  
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We have become accustomed to conspiracy theories linking Israel to various tragedies around the world…writes Emily Gian. Read more

The other Rachels

August 30, 2012 by  
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I must have written on countless occasions of items appearing in The Melbourne Age and other Fairfax newspapers questioning their balance, the editorial choices behind them, the use of emotive and sometimes misleading headlines and images and the general atmosphere of agenda based journalism when it comes to reporting on the Middle East…writes Emily Gian. Read more