About: Arsen Ostrovsky

Arsen Ostrovsky is an International Human Rights Lawyer, Middle East Policy Analyst and Freelance Journalist, based in Israel (having also lived and worked in Australia and the United States). He writes for a number of major publications, both in Israel and overseas, on topics including: Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East foreign policy and national security, international human rights law, Antisemitism and various other forms of social commentary. He also regularly appears on mainstream media and is often quoted on these issues as an expert. Prior to moving to Israel in 2012, Arsen was a corporate trial attorney in Australia and a Research Fellow at the Hudson Institute in New York. You can follow him on Twitter: @Ostrov_A

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Israel not as isolated as many people think

Posted by    Monday, March 7, 2016 at 4:00pm 3/7/2016 at 4:00pm

Many critics of the current Israeli government, both domestic and external, waste no opportunity charging it with causing the Jewish state’s isolation.

Claims that Israel is ‘totally isolated’, has become some kind of reflexive cause célèbre.

Yet the reality could not be further from the truth.

Take just last Monday alone.

In the space of...


Don’t compare Australia’s new Prime Minister to Bernie Sanders

Posted by    Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 8:30am 9/17/2015 at 8:30am

This week saw the election of Malcolm Turnbull as the new Prime Minister of Australia, after having defeated the sitting Prime Minister Tony Abbott as head of Australia’s conservative ‘Liberal Party’.

Some commentators in the United States have, erroneously, compared Turnbull’s ascension to power to that of Democratic Party Presidential Candidate Bernie...