Australia & NZ.

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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A Tale of Two Rallies & The Use of Children.

This last weekend, on crisp but sunny winter’s days in Sydney, I took myself into the City for two very different rallies. Two rallies which could not have contrasted more if they tried.. The second, on Sunday, the pro-Gaza rally, I had no desire to re-visit thanks to my previous …

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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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A Moral To The Picture.

A now-deceased British Conservative MP of my acquaintance, who was in equal measure a proud Jew and a proud Englishman, used to look aghast at the insistence, during the 1970s and subsequently, of the organised Jewish community to ingratiate itself with multicultural communities. He believed that such attempts were not …

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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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Carlton Cornered: “The lies & bigotry of the Israel lobby”

Bolstered by the incitement against Israel emanating from sections of the Australian press (including the leftist-dominated ABC, Oz’s answer to the BBC and similarly prone to flout the objectivity incumbent upon it) Far Left ratbags marched yesterday in the Sydney suburb of Newtown, invading the local Max Brenner outlet, while …

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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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Antisemitic Cartoon and article cause an exchange of words.

Last week Daphne Anson highlighted an antisemitic cartoon and article in the Sydney Morning Herald She wrote that Aussie journalist Mike Carlton had published an antisemitic article in the  Sydney Morning Herald accompanied by an unmistakably antisemitic cartoon by Glen Le Lievre. Seems to me that these two with a history …

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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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Antisemitism in Australia’s left-liberal Fairfax press.

Mike Carlton and Glen Le Lievre cross the line. By veteran Aussie journalist Mike Carlton in today’s [Melbourne] Age and Sydney Morning Herald, newpapers in the left-liberal Fairfax stable, accompanied by an unmistakably antisemitic cartoon by Glen Le Lievre for good measure: “….Yes, Hamas is also trying to kill Israeli …

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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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What Does Hamas Want?

  This is what John Lyons* says Hamas wants from this war: “Hamas’s aim is to inflict as much damage on Israel as possible to strengthen the Palestinians’ claim for a state. “While the group’s charter calls for an end to Israel, in recent years its main power broker Khaled …

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Sydney Rally for Gaza, Gusty Israel supporters & More.

I headed up to Sydney Town yesterday, to another rally for Gaza in the grounds of the very beautiful Sydney Town Hall. What a beautiful place to host a rally with such awful people in attendance. I was feeling a bit more than  low after the events of the past …

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When to speak out about terrorism raises a “Deeply Inappropriate” conflict

Here is another window into the state of Australian multiculturalism.  Shirlee touched on this yesterday in her street level account of the same thing.  Vic Alhadeff is chief executive of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies. He is also chair of the NSW Community Relations Commission.  Recently he sent an …

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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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The dangerous notion is that there’s a moral equivalence between the actions of Hamas & those of The State of Israel”

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“Kalb Yehud! [Jewish dog!] That, Allahu akbar, and “something about Gaza in Arabic” is what two young  men screamed as they jumped on and punched a former IDF soldier wearing an identifying T-shirt in a Jewish district of Melbourne last Thursday night, leaving him with cuts and a swollen face: …

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Think Again – Peter Greste and the “Bilaam” syndrome.

This is written by my rabbi,  Elozer Gestetner from Coogee Synagogue, an Orthodox synagogue in Coogee, a beach-side suburb of Sydney.  The rabbi and his family are Chabad-Lubavitch and are representatives of the world wide Chabad Chassidic Movement..I think he has been our rabbi for 30 years now. He writes …

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Aussie Women Rabbis’ – Strange Ethics

  I wrote previously about the ‘sacred’ concert at Temple Beth Israel, which featured the Islamic Call to Prayer by Abdul Aziz al Mathkour and Brother Wasem Razvi of the Islamic Research Education Academy (IREA), a group whose mission is to convert the infidel! As if that’s not bad enough, …

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Melbourne Jewish Temple’s Interfaith Deception!

  This week’s Jewish News featured an article – Music Bridges Faith Traditions – about a Sacred Music Concert held at Temple Beth Israel (TBI), “bringing together performers and communities from Melbourne’s Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Indigenous traditions”. The concert was based around composer Ernest Bloch’s Avodath Hakodesh (Sacred Service), …

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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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