Jews Down Under

Ten Deadly Lies about Israel.

Written by Ron Dermer. Israeli Ambassador to the United States. As Israeli civilians are butchered by Palestinian terrorists, the truth about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is also being butchered by a campaign of vicious lies. Here are 10 of the most pernicious myths about the current attacks: First:   Israel is trying …

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AUJS Launches #speakout4Israel in response to recent wave of terror

Media Release – AUJS Launches #speakout4Israel in response to recent wave of terror The Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS) has launched a proactive campaign, Speak Out For Israel, to facilitate education, participation and advocacy amongst Jewish students and the wider community, in response to the recent wave of terror …

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Why do I call myself a Christian Zionist?

This is a very personal story written by Steve Blowers, a Christian Zionist who explains why he is a Zionist and how he became one. Written in reply to the question “Why are Christians Zionists ?”  which arose from the article  “Who is a Zionist”. The person who asked the …

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Russian Rosh Hashanah Fun Day – Sydney Shabbat Dinner

Written by  Sarah Bendetsky Co-Founder of Subbotnik. Over 170 people gathered at Subbotnik’s Pre-Rosh Hashana Funday at Russian Sunday School Lider in Melbourne’s Caulfield North. Subbotnik is a Russian term for volunteering action commonly held on Saturdays Hosted by a young, dynamic volunteer-driven organisation Subbotnik in partnership with the Russian Sunday School …

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Captured Hamas Operative Details Group’s Terrorist Plans.

A Hamas operative provided a treasure trove of intelligence during Israeli interrogation concerning the terrorist group’s rebuilding efforts and future terrorist plans, Israel’s intelligence agency Shin Bet disclosed on Tuesday. The terrorist, Ibrahim Adal Shahada Sha’ar, 21, described about Hamas’ tunnel reconstruction efforts, planned terrorist attacks against Israel, military strategy, …

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Traditions Engraved in the Soul.

Traditions Engraved in the Soul Come to Life at Subbotnik’s Challah Making Night. Written by Sarah Bendetsky. On Thursday, 30 July, close to 60 Russian-speaking Jewish people gathered for a Challah, Falafel, Music and Wine Night in Moorabbin. Victoria. Hosted by Subbotnik* and Kangarusski organisations and themed around Shabbat’s key …

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Countering the ‘shrinking Palestine Maps’ lie.

A timely piece posted with the permission of Edgar Davidson from the Blog of the same name. Please check it out. I read it a few years back when it was first published and is recommended as an excellent advocacy piece. One of the most pernicious and common lies propagated …

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The Nazis and the Palestinian movement.

  Hajj Amin al Husseini is the father of the Palestinian Movement. He created PLO/Fatah (now better known as the ‘Palestinian Authority’), the organization that will govern any future Palestinian state. And he was mentor to Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas, the leaders of that organization. Husseini was also, during …

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No Let-Up in Attacks On Europe’s Jews

Seventy years ago this month, Anne Frank died in the concentration camps of Bergen-Belsen, leaving behind, stashed in the rooms where she and her family hid from the Nazis in Amsterdam, one of the most valuable historic documents of our time: her diary. But try telling this story in a …

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Lynch’s Supporters Dig Him Into a Deeper Hole.

Nick Riemer’s apologia for the conduct of his colleague, Jake Lynch, during the disruption by protesters of a lecture by Colonel Richard Kemp at the University of Sydney on March 11 (Why Jake Lynch was waving money around at an anti-Israel protest, March 25) only digs Lynch into a deeper …

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Blurred lines: When BDS becomes blatant antisemitism.

Published with the permission of AIJAC – Australia Israel Jewish Affairs Council Written by Sharyn Mittelman Advocates of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel (BDS) often argue that their campaign is not antisemitic, despite the fact that openly antisemitic statements come up frequently among activists and forums associated with the …

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F’mer Min.Demands Uni takes action anti-Israel Protesters

Former ALP Minister for Higher Education Excoriates “Repulsive” Anti-Israel Protesters, Demands University Take Disciplinary Action. Sent: Friday, 13 March 2015. 4:03 PM. To: ‘vice.chancellor@sydney.edu.au’ Subject: Violent disruption of Kemp talk Dear Dr Spence, On Wednesday 11 March I attended a meeting at Sydney University that was addressed by Colonel Richard …

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Letter from Colonel Richard Kemp to Vice Chancellor USYD.

12 March 2015. Dear Dr Spence, I was invited to speak to students at the University of Sydney at lunch time on 11 March 2015, in a session chaired by Dr Gil Merom, one of your senior lecturers. My subject was ethical dilemmas of military operations in relation to recent …

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AUJS Condemns vicious attack on free speech & intimidation of Jewish Students.

AUJS MEDIA RELEASE: AUJS Condemns vicious attack on free speech and intimidation of Jewish Students by student protestors led by Professor Jake Lynch. At 1pm on March 11 at the University of Sydney, Colonel Richard Kemp gave a public lecture on the ethics of Military Tactics in recent conflicts to …

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European Anti-Semitism: Slandering Israel Is Self-Serving

There is a self-serving reason why Europe slanders Israel. A look back at the Struma and other inhumane attacks against Jews trying to get to Palestine before and during WWII… Two incomprehensible events happened in just one day not long ago: the European Court of Justice took Hamas off their …

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Statement Pres. NSW BoD.Royal Commission-Child Sexual Abuse.

In Australia we are in the midst of a Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse. Some rabbonim within the Chabad/Yeshivah were complicit in the covering up of sexual abuse within their communities. They excused themselves by wrongly covering it up using Jewish Law and tradition. The numbers are small, …

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Hamas On Campus.

Crossing The Line – Exclusive Preview This is the second video  – Submitted by Hamas On Campus  MSA (Muslim Students Association) and SJP (Students for Justice in Palestine)  market themselves as peaceful student organizations, however upon closer examination both share anti-Israel and anti-democratic values. Whether it is at their events where students …

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Shurat HaDin’s War Crimes Campaign against PA.

The leadership of the Palestinian Authority (PA) is taking Shurat HaDin’s campaign to indict Palestinians officials and terrorists for war crimes very seriously. According to news reports, at the November 29, 2014 Arab League meeting, PA president Mahmoud Abbas began his speech by condemning the war crimes complaint we filed against him over the PLO’s involvement in …

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Radical Muslim cleric goes unchecked

Just picked this up in my News subscription from today’s “The Drum” on the ABC website. Thought it was a good article to re-post Rachael Kohn – opinion. In this article first published in 2009, ABC Religion broadcaster Rachael Kohn wrote about the “extreme attention-seeking behaviour” of Sheik Haron, the …

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A Book Review:The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel,

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Written and submitted by William D. Rubinstein. Professor William D. (Bill) Rubinstein is an Australian academic who in 2005, when living and working in the UK, resigned his membership of the Association of University Teachers in protest at its (subsequently revoked) decision to boycott two Israeli universities, Haifa and Bar-Ilan. …

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