Shirlee Finn

Antisemitism at RALLY for GAZA.

I decided, against my better judgement and curiosity, to attend a pro-Gaza rally in the city (Sydney) on Sunday 13th July with a friend. …………… but let’s forget that for the moment. The night before, Saturday,  I and a few other Israel supporters, were posting on the Facebook page for …

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Alav ha-shalom: Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Yifrach.

I don’t have the stamina/koyach to write this dreadful news up. A Yahrzeit (Yiddish for “a year’s time”) is the anniversary of the death of a loved one. Every year it is Jewish custom (minhag) to light a special candle that burns for 24 hours, called a Yahrzeit candle. The …

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Muhammad Zoabi – Israeli/Arab/Zionist/Muslim.

I first came across Muhammad back in September 2013 in an article at “ A Jewish Israel” entitled “Against the Grain: Muhammad Zoabi Talks About His Love for Israel and the Jewish People” He was born to a Muslim Israeli family from Nazareth and is currently studying in high school …

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Jewish Useless Idiots .

I started this a week or so back, but a far more pressing issue came to hand, that of the kidnapping of two innocent boys and a youth in Judæa and Samaria. I had to finish it today as I am furious beyond belief. I don’t have words to describe …

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Mahmoud Abbas’s wife undergoes surgery in Israel!!!!!!!!!!!

Doctors operate on Palestinian leader’s spouse over the weekend at medical center near Tel Aviv. The times of Israel tells us Doctors in Israel performed surgery on Amina Abbas, the wife of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, at a private clinic near Tel Aviv over the weekend, as tensions between …

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ISIS claims responsibility for the disappearance of three Israeli teens.

ISIS by all accounts has claimed responsibility for the disappearance of three Israeli teenagers.  Or should we call them children? Two of the boys are 16 years old and attend the Mekor Chaim Yeshiva High School in the area.‏ The third  is 19.   When Arab teenagers this age are …

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Media Release: A Bar Mitzvah for the Generations.

13 June 2014   A Bar Mitzvah for the Generations By Sarah Bendetsky   For only the second time in 166 years, a Bar Mitzvah took place at Montefiore Homes Community Residence, and what a celebration it was!   Ron Kotev, a 13-year-old McKinnon Secondary College student, a passionate sportsman …

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Refugee Week and the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies will host guest speaker Philip Feinstein

Next week marks Refugee Week and the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies will host guest speaker Philip Feinstein at its June Plenum to mark the occasion. Winner of the 2014 STARTTS Humanitarian Award for Best Project, the ex South African political refugee Philip has combined his musical talents in composition …

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OzTorah: Torah reading – Sh’lach L’cha

  DIDN’T JOSHUA REMEMBER? Moses sent twelve spies to check out the land before entering and settling it. Not that God commanded the investigation: He told Moses, “Send spies if that is what you desire”. The story of what happened is well known. Apart from Joshua and Caleb, ten of …

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Australia refuses entry to Holocaust denying Bishop.

The Australia Department of Immigration this week cancelled the visa of Richard Williamson, a Catholic bishop who was scheduled to speak in rural Australia this month. Bishop Williamson has denied that 6 million Jews died in the Holocaust, the Australian Jewish News reported. They reported they contacted the Department of Immigration last …

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Exhibit update “People, Book, Land – The 3,500 Year Relationship of the Jewish People and the Land of Israel”

Readers will  recall in January this year,  with no advance warning UNESCO pulled the Jewish exhibit two years in the planning and making, entitled “People, Book, Land – The 3,500 Year Relationship of the Jewish People and the Land of Israel,” after a last minute protest from the Arab League. …

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BDS Fail . Lynch and Slezak are not happy .

Yesterday 4th June,  the call  for BDS was overturned at the branch meeting of the National Tertiary Education Union .   On June 4th Ean Higgins of the  Australian wrote: SYDNEY University academics have divided into warring camps over moves to boycott Israel, launching fierce campaigns to win over colleagues …

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Jobar’s Syria’s Oldest Synagogue, Destroyed by Assad.

Back in December last year, 2014, I brought you a story that Syria’s oldest synagogue,  a mere 2,000 years old , the Eliyahu Hanabi Synagogue in Jobar, Damascus had been vandalised, ransacked, call it what you will. At the time initially it was reported as destroyed, it later came to …

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Death Threats & Intimidation by BDS activists & others.

  Artists who perform in Israel aren’t just worried about selling tickets, but about their safety, as they are targeted by BDS and others. With the imminent arrival of Sir Paul McCartney to perform in Israel, it has come to light that in 2008 Omar Bakri, a militant Islamic preacher, …

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Israelis asked to leave ME Peace run so as not to offend Palestinians.

ISRAELIS ASKED TO LEAVE PAT FARMER’S PEACE RUN SO AS NOT TO OFFEND PALESTINIANS. THE CONCEPT: Pat Farmer – An Australian ultra marathon runner (former federal Member of Parliament) who completed the greatest run on earth in 2012 from the North to South Pole ( poletopolerun.com/) will run in the …

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Antisemitism at its finest!

I thought I’d share this tasty tit-bit of antisemitism with everyone, which I received last week. I suppose it’s part and parcel of not moderating the web site. “What a load of crap you jews cant take the truth , israle is shit jews are satans children ,and the world …

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Marriage of two evils, Hamas & Fatah, a marriage made in hell.

We knew that Mahmoud Abbas never wanted to discuss a peace agreement. Anyone with half a brain knows that is not what Abbas or the Arabs want. We know that all the concessions, or murderers released by Israel, to be hailed as heroes, will not bring peace. Israel represents 0.01% …

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Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Memorial Day

NEVER AGAIN! There are no words necessary here. It is indescribable. This is unedited footage of British troops entering unnamed concentration camps in Germany at the end of the  Second World War. Truly shocking and horrific footage showing results of the Holocaust.   YouTube recommends “Adult viewing only”     …

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Anzac Day April 25th.

In every town, no matter how small, in every city in  Australia and New Zealand and in Gallipolli in Turkey, at dawn, no matter what the weather has in store for them, men, women and children will be attending a commemoration service for those who died in wars to protect …

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Carr’s comments ’empower’ antisemites.

  Yesterday I was sent a link to an article at ‘The Conversation’ enlarging on Bob Carr’s ‘take’ on the Jewish lobby in his memoirs entitled Broadening the context of Australia’s ‘Zionist lobby’  written by Jordy Silverstein, an outspoken member of the AJDS – Australian Jewish Democratic Society. I have  …

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