Shirlee Finn

Egypt cleaning up ‘Down Under’.

Egypt has been fighting a losing battle in the Sinai for a number of years now. With the overthrow of  Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak in the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 conflict the country became increasingly unstable and it created a security issue in the Sinai peninsula. Radical Islamic terrorists  in …

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The Wanton Destruction of Gaza.

Abbas has the chutzpah to complain about Israel ‘damaging’ the Al-Aqsa Mosque, when in Gaza they are destroying their history. This is just one video of what the Arab thugs have been doing to the place they claim is the third holiest place in Islam. A statement issued by the …

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Sydney commemorates Haifa Day.

I suppose like me, not many people have heard of Haifa Day.   Before giving an account of that, one needs to know of the history of India and Jews, with a brief account of the afternoon. The Haifa Day commemoration I was privileged to attend on Sunday was organised …

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Another Wall and not a peep from the Israel haters?

Yes another wall and where, oh where, are the Israel haters. Until a week ago I was under the impression at the last count there were more than 45 walls separating countries and territories. Now it seems there are more being built elsewhere in Europe. In Hungary the government is …

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Presidential antisemitism.

In a discussion a few days ago, a number of people claimed that President Barack Obama was antisemitic. I personally don’t see his obvious dislike for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as antisemitism.  I don’t really know how to take him, though I do think John Kerry in making the statement  …

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Is anti-Zionism necessarily Antisemitism?

“Israeli flags not welcome at London rally against antisemitism” This above is the title of an article a few days ago  on the Times of Israel  which created quite a stir in discussion regarding anti-Zionism and antisemitism and really got me worked up. Speaking at pluralistic Golders Green Together counter-protest, …

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O little town of Bethlehem.

O little town of Bethlehem How still we see thee lie. This little tid-bit is from Kay Wilson,  a person I am proud to call a friend. Kay  is a British-born Israeli tour guide, jazz musician and cartoonist. She is the survivor of a brutal terror attack. Since the attack …

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Pending: Sexual discrimination case against Hizb ut-Tahrir.

Alison Bevege, who was a  journalist for Northern Territory News  in Darwin before relocating to Sydney in March 2014,  has lodged a claim against the Islamist organisation, Hizb ut-Tahrir  for $100,000, citing sexual discrimination. Reportedly she was told by a Hizb ut-Tahrir representative that she couldn’t sit at the front of …

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Jake Lynch let off scott-free.

Well as we expected , Jake Lynch has  been let off scot-free for his shocking behaviour during the guest visit to the University of Sydney by Ret.Colonel Richard Kemp on March 11th this year. During this event Lynch exhibited what to us is seen as antisemitism. It appears that the …

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The other Göring.

Hermann Wilhelm Göring (Georing)  was a German politician,  Nazi military leader,  Commander of the Luftwaffe,  President of the Reichstag,  Prime Minister of Prussia and Adolf Hitler’s designated successor. Together with Heinrich Himmler and Reinhard Tristan Heydrich he  created the secret police. The three men together set up the early concentration camps …

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St. George was a Palestinian.

Once again the ‘invented people’ are claiming a person to be a ‘Palestinian’, this time St. George of all people? One has to wonder why the Arabs have such a desire to claim everyone as a Palestinian who comes from the fictitious State of Palestine.  Every Christmas we hear the …

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BDS Prof. Peter Slezak is refused to present Limmud-Oz. session.

Given his support of the BDS – Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against the State of Israel, the Board of the Shalom Institute has refused an application for Associate Professor Peter Slezak to ‘present’ at Limmud Oz. Two years ago he was permitted to speak providing he agreed to certain guidelines. …

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USYD Prof. Jake Lynch cleared of antisemitism

It seems, according to today’s Sydney Morning Herald, that the University of Sydney has cleared Associate Professor Jake Lynch, who is the director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney, of antisemitism. However, he still has the threat of dismissal hanging over him regarding his …

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USYN issues a “show cause” letter to academic Jake Lynch.

The University of Sydney has issued a “show cause” letter to academic Jake Lynch, threatening him with disciplinary action over his conduct at a public lecture last month,  it was reported in today’s Australian newspaper.  Associate Professor Lynch made gestures and statements towards a Jewish woman at the event which …

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BADIL – an update on a Palestinian NGO.

BADIL –   translates from  Arabic as “alternative”. It was established in 1998, and is registered with the Palestinian Authority. BADIL’s mission is  to “defend and promote the rights of Palestinian refugees and IDPs.” BADIL seeks to “advance the individual and collective rights of the Palestinian people” on the basis of “the …

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Sydney University to act on BDS melee activists.

Just in case readers aren’t aware of what’s gone before regarding Associate professor Jake Lynch, the director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney; an executive member of the Sydney Peace Foundation, secretary general of the International Peace Research Associationyou can read the account …

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Update: Hizb ut-Tahrir Antisemitism in Sydney, Australia

On March 10th 2015 I wrote an article about Hizb ut-Tahrir and Antisemitism in Sydney, Australia  {LINK HERE.} in which in wrote  about the “The Reasons for the Establishment of Hizb ut-Tahrir” Hizb ut-Tahrir was established in response to the saying of Allah (swt), “Let there be among you a …

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Egypt discovers the “Mother of all Tunnels”

A military spokesman in Egypt announced that  Egyptian border guards have discovered a tunnel, 2.8 kilometres long and three meters deep. Military Spokesman Mohamed Samir said  in a statement on his official Facebook page the tunnel was used by “terrorists” and “criminals” in the smuggling of individuals, goods, and “arms …

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Red Rattler – Hillel follow up – Mayor’s Statement – Denial.

I spoke with the Assistant Director of Hillel, Shailee Mendelevich today , who told me that she has accepted the apology from the Red Rattler management and will be meeting with them .  No time frame given. If you have no knowledge of what has gone before, please read this …

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‘Apology’ from the Red Rattler Theatre!!

The Apology.! We would like to apologise for the email that was sent to you by one of our staff members. The email was inappropriate and not the reflection of the values of the Community Board of the Red Rattler Theatre Inc. The Red Rattler Theatre Inc condemns racism of any kind. The …

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