Jews Down Under

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Rosh Hashana Greeting

September 21.2014. My Friends, As Jews celebrate the New Year around the world, we can take pride in all that unites us. The Jewish people always unite when faced with great challenges and the past year was no exception. Over the past few months three of our teenagers were kidnapped …

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Message to the Australian Jewish Community from the President of the ECAJ

MESSAGE TO THE AUSTRALIAN JEWISH COMMUNITY FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE ECAJ Our community has experienced a very difficult time during and in the aftermath to Israel’s Operation Protective Edge.We have seen a paradigm shift in attitudes towards Israel and by extension the Jewish community, including an unprecedented upsurge in …

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Media Release:Jewish students call for academics to withdraw their support for discrimination

The Australasian Union of Jewish Students has hit out at a letter in support of discrimination signed by Australian academics. On 30 July 2014 five naïve and innocent Jewish students attempted to attend an open public lecture hosted by the Monash Socialist Alternative. On arrival they were extensively interrogated, and …

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Antisemites? Anti-Zionists? Who US?

Prof. Anne Bayefsky condemns UN & Global Antisemitism @ THE UN, Sept 8, 2014. Professor Anne Bayefsky declared from the belly of the beast: “The United Nations is the leading global purveyor of AntiSemitism; it has launched a legal pogrom against the Jewish state as it singles out Israel disproportionally …

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Not a “Palestinian problem”; A Jewish problem.

The West, Muslims, Israel and “Palestine”: Europe is not doing itself any favors by being weak. The supposed “Palestinian problem” of  how to create a “Palestinian State” is nothing more than a lie which camouflages an entirely separate issue, one that can be formulated as “how to destroy Israel.” Why …

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An Open Letter to the Muslim World.

Written and posted with the permission of Rabbi Simon Jacobson of the Meaningful Life Center .    An Open Letter to the Muslim World. What Would Your Grandfather Say? — An informal entry in my personal blog today — Dear Cousin, As relatives that go back thousands of years to …

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Palestinians: The Invented People.

  “The history of the Palestinian people goes back as far as”… This is where Arab “historians” disagree. Some say the “Palestinian people” have a proud 4000-year history; others say 10,000 years, 30,000 years, and even –don’t laugh- 200,000 years, which makes the Neanderthals pretty young people compared to the …

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Ongoing harassment and vilification of students on campus.

The Australasian Union of Jewish Students has voiced concern at the weak response from La Trobe University to the ongoing harassment and vilification of students on campus. Following the overwhelming failure of a hateful anti-Israel motion proposed by the Socialist Alternative at the La Trobe Student Union (LTSU) last week, …

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Antisemitic Attack on Jewish Children on School bus.

  This mother says 8 drunk men stormed her school bus in Bondi screaming ‘kill the Jews’, threatening to cut the throats of terrified kids on board. “They were screaming ‘Heil Hitler’, ‘Kill the Jews’, ‘Palestine must kill you Jews’, ‘We are going to cut your throats and slice your …

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Mike Carlton resigns from Fairfax Media after intense pressure

Mike Carlton resigns from Fairfax Media after intense pressure from antisemitic backlash. Published at News.com FAIRFAX has confirmed columnist Mike Carlton has resigned after intense pressure to apologise after using anti-semitic and abusive language towards readers. Fairfax’s Head of Business Media Sean Alymer told 2UE this morning: “What got him …

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SMH offers an apology of sorts for racist/antisemitic cartoon.

      This as far as I am concerned is a back-handed apology. We apologise: publishing cartoon in original form was wrong. Read more here: The offending cartoon. EDITORIAL There has been widespread reader and community reaction during the past 10 days over a cartoon that was used to …

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Hamas to the children: shoot Jews. Sydney protest: “Jihad is the answer”

This link to the Andrew Bolt blog which was sent to me. I think our Government needs to have a good long hard look at where this country is heading. Andrew Bolt BLOG Filmed on the streets of Lakemba, this protest, with young men chanting [alternative link to video here]: …

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AUJS. Imagine rocket attacks on Australian Universities

The Australasian Union of Jewish Students has launched a new campaign to put Israel in context for university students. The campaign focuses on imagery of university campuses under rocket fire with the text ‘what would you do?’. “This intentionally provocative campaign puts students into the shoes of innocent Israeli civilians who …

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” Open letter to Interfaith Jews: Choose your partners wisely.”

Written by the team from Jews Down Under. Temple Beth Israel recently held a concert, billed as a “Sacred Music Concert”, “bringing together performers and communities from Melbourne’s Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Indigenous traditions”. What the audience wasn’t told was that the second half of the concert would feature the …

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Jewish students condemn Melbourne flag burning.

 Jewish students condemn Melbourne flag burning  The Australasian Union of Jewish Students has condemned the burning of an Australian and Israeli flag outside the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Melbourne office.  https://au.news.yahoo.com/video/watch/24533019/flags-burned-during-anti-israel-protest/  “The storming of a government office, theft of goods, and burning of flags is a disgusting and …

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Jewish Students launch groundbreaking on line Holocaust Awareness Project

Media Release                                                      17 July 2014 JEWISH STUDENTS LAUNCH GROUNDBREAKING ONLINE HOLOCAUST AWARENESS PROJECT  The Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS) has launched ‘6 Million Friends’, an innovative social media campaign designed to help people conceptualise the number of Jewish people who died in the Holocaust. The unique …

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IDF forces thwart an attack by Hamas terrorists

Earlier Thursday morning (July 17), IDF forces thwarted an attack by Hamas terrorists attempting to infiltrate Israel through a terror tunnel.   This morning, IDF forces identified approximately 13 terrorists attempting to infiltrate Israel through a terror tunnel constructed by Hamas. The tunnel led underground from the southern Gaza Strip towards the …

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Statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the following statement this evening at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv: “This morning, I convened the Security Cabinet. We decided that Israel would respond positively to Egypt’s proposal for a ceasefire. I said then that if Hamas and Islamic Jihad did not accept the …

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Fatah joins Hamas and Islamic Jihad in missile launches

Armed wing linked to Mahmoud Abbas’s faction says it shot rockets at Ashkelon, Sderot and elsewhere Wednesday night. Written by Elhanan Miller – Times of Israel Armed groups linked to Fatah say they began launching rockets and mortar shells into Israel Wednesday evening, in the first indication of Mahmoud Abbas’s …

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IDF has Commenced Operation Protective Edge.

July 7 2014. (About 10am AEST) IDF has commenced Operation Protective Edge in Gaza against Hamas, in order to stop the terror Israel’s citizens face on a daily basis Gaza terrorists have fired more than 450 rockets at Israel since the beginning of the year. The attacks have sent thousands running …

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