Jews Down Under

A Statement from the ZCNSW President.

Eyal, Gilad and Naftali: May their memories be a blessing.     Baruch Dayan Emet. As night began to fall here in Israel the news that the families of the three kidnapped teenagers, every Israeli citizen and Jews around the world had been dreading was announced.  The bodies of Gil-Ad …

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Hamas Prepares for War as Abbas Talks Peace.

Written by Khaled Abu Toameh As Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas continues to talk about his commitment to the peace process and security coordination with Israel, his new partners in the “national consensus government,” Hamas, seem to be preparing for war against the “Zionist enemy.” For the first time, Hamas …

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PRESS RELEASE – New Leadership Committee Aims For True Inclusion

  The first meeting of the newly formed Social Inclusion Leadership Committee (SILC) was held on the 17 June, 2014.   The committee, chaired by David Southwick MP, State Member for Caulfield, brings together a new group of leaders from 13 Victorian organisations set up to lead a campaign of …

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Analysis of an Abduction: Return Our Brothers

Written by Mordechai Kedar.   Hamas and Fatah have common goals. That is now obvious. On Thursday, June 12, the weekly edition of the IDF newspaper, Bamachane (literally, “in the boot camp”) came out. On the lower part of the cover the following sentence appeared: “Take precautions. Danger of kidnapping. …

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Pat Condell – “Why I support Israel”

BDS activist quiz

…and why you should too. He posts this article too. BDS Movement: Barbarians Inside the Gates – Part I by Denis MacEoin May 7, 2014 at 5:00 am http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4274/bds-movement The Nazis invented the Jewish boycott — and went on from there to the Holocaust. This is the wrong boycott in …

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Prime Minister Netanyahu made the following remarks at the Cabinet meeting

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the following remarks at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting today: “This morning I can say what I was unable to say yesterday before the extensive wave of arrests of Hamas members in Judea and Samaria. Those who perpetrated the abduction of our youths …

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Two lighthearted videos from Jewish Care Victoria

A Wise Person Once Said… Is a short  video made to complement Jewish Care’s promotion with Glicks Cakes & Bagels. Our Annual Appeal campaign this year is based on famous quotes. We extended this promotion by having 30,000 Glicks challah bags printed with a quote from Mr Glick. These bags …

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J-Air – Melbourne’s new Jewish radio station.

  J-Air, Melbourne’s new Jewish radio station is pleased to announce the launch of its latest programme, Nothing Left, which discusses issues of interest surrounding Israel advocacy, Jewish interests and multiculturalism in Australia. Nothing Left will provide commentary on political issues from a centre-right perspective. Co-hosts Michael Burd and Alan …

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Abbas and Hamas: Mortal Friends.

JDU note: Welcome Y.K. Cherson who is an Israeli writer who has written countless articles for sites like Right Side News, Ali Sina’s Faith Freedom and many more.   Cherson and Molschky .   On April 23, it was announced there would be another “eternal” peace agreement between the two main …

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Bondi attackers of Jews in Court.

Last year’s account of this racially motivated attacked on Jewish people as they walked home from shabbos/ shabbat dinner on a Friday night in Nov. 2013. The first is the original article, which is a bit of a mess as more information was added as news came in  here: here …

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The false link between terror and poverty .

John Kerry

  Op-ed by Ben-Dror Yemini Political correctness is preventing enlightened people like John Kerry from seeing the real cause of radicalization in the Muslim world. In light of the turmoil of the public debate over “who is to blame” for the failed negotiations with the Palestinians, we should pay attention …

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Gap year kids in Israel. ANZAC programme provided by JNF:

  250 young Australians participate in a two day program with KKL-JNF in Israel in honor of Anzac Day 2014. On Thursday, April 24, KKL-JNF’s Forest and Field Center at Nes Harim in the Judean Mountains hosted a fascinating encounter between youth from Australia who are spending five months in …

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A quieter Al-Nakba…but the message stays the same.

Written by Julie Nathan. Around 200 people attended this year’s Al-Nakba protest in Sydney last night. Numbers were down on previous years and the crowd seemed tamer.  The Hezbollah flags and neo-Nazis, conspicuously present in the previous two years, were gone.   But the rhetoric has changed little.  Israel was defamed, …

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Letter in response to Haaretz article

May  15  2014 Unpublished letter to Haaretz from The Australia Israel Jewish Affairs Council  Contrary to the imputation in Dan Goldberg’s April 22 article “At the heart of Australian Jewish community’s schism: the ‘Israel lobby’ debate” <http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-world-news/1.586788> , in deciding the best way to respond to then NSW Premier Bob …

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ISCA – Israeli Students Combating Antisemitism

We are a group of students dedicated to combating the spreading phenomena of antisemitism online. Join us wherever you are.   ISCA is a student project dedicated to further the elimination of antisemitic content and accountability of those who spread it online and on social media platforms.   ISCA operates …

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Hamas’ response to Palestinian unity deal: Urging kids to “shoot all the Jews”

Written by Or Avi-Guy – AIJAC   After Fatah and Hamas announced a Palestinian national reconciliation deal on April 23, including plans to establish a unity government within five weeks, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and other Fatah officials tried to argue that the deal means that Hamas would de …

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Riga Ghetto Museum

Submitted and written by Cory McLeod of the Riga Ghetto Museum. This powerful online experience was launched for Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day in partnership with the USC Shoah Foundation. Latvia’s Riga Ghetto Museum has created a new website that lets people anywhere in the world literally walk through …

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‘This is the citadel of King David’

‘This is the citadel of King David’: Israeli archeologist claims he’s found legendary site near Jerusalem’s Old City. Daniel Estrin, Associated Press   JERUSALEM — An Israeli archeologist says he has found the legendary citadel captured by King David in his conquest of Jerusalem, rekindling a longstanding debate about using the …

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What Really Happened in the Middle East

 Why Israel is the Victim by David Horowitz The Gaza Strip is a narrow corridor of land, 25 miles long and about twice the area of Washington, D.C. situated between the State of Israel and the Mediterranean Sea, and has a small southern border with Egypt. When the U.N. created …

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Media release: The Joy of Volunteering

    Submitted by Jewish Care, Victoria. Written by Sarah Bendetsky.   Every year, Jewish Care’s 460 volunteers contribute over 35,000 hours of amazing community support. With National Volunteer Week around the corner, it’s a great time to recognise their important work and say thank you to volunteers who lead …

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