Search Results: Syrian

  • RELIGION

    The hard life of Christians in Bethlehem

    • Abe Ata
    • 13 December 2007
    3 Comments

    The situation of Christians in Bethlehem is difficult, and many are leaving. It is hard to shed tears for Jewish victims of the Holocaust while living under Israeli military occupation, and it is equally difficult being part of a Christian minority in a predominately Middle Eastern Muslim society.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    US must finish peace process it started

    • Ashlea Scicluna
    • 12 December 2007
    2 Comments

    The US-organised Annapolis talks brought Israeli and Arab leaders together with the intention to broker talks on 'a new era of peace'. It bears striking similarity to the Clinton Administration's efforts exactly seven years ago.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Australia needs distance from US Iran attack planning

    • Tony Kevin
    • 03 October 2007
    4 Comments

    The next year will be scary. There can be no guarantee that the war of words but not bombs with Iran will continue until Bush's term ends. Bush and Cheney have a propensity to recklessness, and Australia should keep a safe distance.

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  • RELIGION

    In praise of hypocrisy

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 15 May 2007
    2 Comments

    Symbolic gestures, whether at personal or at national level, are effective, even though they will have a barely measurable effect on water supply or global warming. Our world becomes different, and our sense of what has priority in it also changes.

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  • RELIGION

    A man of Middle Eastern appearance who dreams of peace

    • Brian Matthews
    • 13 November 2006
    2 Comments

    2:41 am. There was an luminescence in the room. I made one of those random, unaccountable mental connections that such occasions often evoke.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Hezbollah, Israel, and the damage done

    • James Massola
    • 24 July 2006

    Lebanon is a state founded upon division. The fighting in the south of Lebanon is nothing new. Today, Hezbollah and Israel are joined in battle. The Middle East could be a very different place by the time this fight is finished.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    The new anti-Semitism

    • Anthony Ham
    • 10 July 2006

    We have to take racism seriously, says Anthony Ham.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Wotjobaluk man

    • As told by William John Kennedy Snr
    • 08 July 2006
    1 Comment

    William John Kennedy Snr. is the oldest male Aboriginal elder in the State of Victoria. He fought in the Second World War. He worked on the railways. He campaigned for land rights. And he just happens to be my grandfather. To most people he’s known as ‘Uncle Jack’, but to me, he’s ‘Pop’. This is his story.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    On your bus

    • Grant Morgan, Anthony Ham, Matthew Albert, Steven Columbus
    • 07 July 2006

    On your bus, Kerala leads, Sudan in Australia, Coming to terms.

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  • RELIGION

    Small consolations

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 01 July 2006

    Like Simpson’s donkey, small consolations can sometimes be seen through the smoke of war.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Confessions of a thinking fogey

    • Ian Warden
    • 14 May 2006

    Besotted by books and the printed word for his first 55 years, this computer convert now finds himself getting as much pleasure from the screen as from the page.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Why I quit the department

    • Tom Davis
    • 24 April 2006

    The organisational culture within Australia’s Department of Immigration appears to have little regard for human rights, but an ex-insider says it didn’t have to be that way

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