Australia & NZ.

When Bibi came to town.

After months of planning and anticipation, and indeed years of wondering if it would ever eventuate, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu finally came to Australia last week on a five-day whirlwind visit.  In the process, he made history as the first sitting Israeli Prime Minister to visit our fair shores. …

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Was this McCully’s pay off for stabbing Israel in the back?

On Christmas Eve last year, Murray McCully signed up New Zealand to support despots, dictators and terrorists against the only democratic nation in the Middle East. Now it appears we can get a glimpse of what he was angling for: The resumption of trade ties with Iran appears closer following …

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Antisemitism on parade.

An eclectic crowd of people gathered outside Sydney Town Hall on Thursday evening to protest the visit to Australia of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. As is usual at such events the crowd consisted of an assortment of people – bearded, angry-visaged men, women in hijabs, fair-haired twenty-somethings hawking ‘Socialist …

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English speaks up on UNSC res. 2334 after Turnbull conversation.

  Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has taken the opportunity of the Israeli Prime Minister’s historic visit to once again condemn the anti-Israel United Nations Security Council resolution 2334, which New Zealand co-sponsored. Turnbull wrote an opinion piece in The Australian which criticised countries who had ‘‘chastised Israel alone’’, for …

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Netanyahu’s visit brings great opportunities.

There is much to celebrate about Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Australia; the first time a sitting Israeli Prime Minister has graced our shores.  We will hear much about the common bond of nations, of shared values and destinies as liberal democracies and secular states governed by the rule of law. …

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Bibi “Down Under”.

What an historical time and exciting few days we are having in Sydney with Bibi – Benjamin Netanyahu in town.  It was certainly a very moving experience listening to hear him speak in Central Synagogue. This is the first visit ever of an Israeli Prime Minister to Australia, he has …

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PM defers to Foreign Minister McCully on UNSC resolution questions.

In the last days of 2016, an open letter was sent to Prime Minister Bill English, signed by 28 organisations and 858 Jewish and non-Jewish Kiwis, condemning New Zealand’s decision to co-sponsor and vote for the biased anti-Israel United Nations Security Council resolution 2334. The same letter also attracted over …

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The Enemy Within at it again!

The AJDS – the Australian Jewish Democratic Society, aka ‘the enemy within’ are at it again, though nowhere near as bad as this article I wrote in September 2013.  The Enemy Within. They are based in Melbourne which is the centre of ‘leftism’ in this country. It’s bad enough having …

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Greens ‘Left Renewal’ and ‘Invasion Day’.

Senator Lee Rhiannon and  NSW MP David Shoebridge — anchor a newly formed hard left Greens faction which recognises neither the rule of law, Police Authority nor the Australian state is a worry. They further say  it will work to “bring about the end of capitalism”. The formation of the …

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New Zealand has an issue with terrorism.

When an Islamist drove his truck into a crowd in Nice last July, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key spoke out against the terror attack.  When an Islamist drove his truck into a crowd in Berlin last December, New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English spoke out against the terror attack.  …

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Aussie Rabbi’s anti-Trump Rant.

In the Australian Jewish News (6 January), Rabbi Stephen Boroda wrote an article  – “We must be the voice of the downtrodden”.  Quoting former Chief Rabbi, Lord Jonathan Sacks  “Those who hope refuse to be comforted while the hoped-for outcome is not yet reached. Given their history of suffering, Jews …

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Fairfax false news prompts antisemitic comments.

 Social media, for all its benefits, has allowed all kinds of lies and conspiracy theories to be circulated unchecked.  It is therefore not surprising that antisemitism, which attracts lies and conspiracy theories like moths to a flame, has flourished in this forum.  A false news story published in New Zealand …

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Antisemitic conspiracy theorist in New Zealand media.

New Zealand’s role as a sponsor of UN Security Council Resolution 2334 and the resulting spat between New Zealand and Israel has sparked some intense debate in the New Zealand media. It’s also unleashed some particularly nasty and downright weird characters giving voice to their hatred of Israel. For example, Patrick …

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World leaders on biased UNSC resolution; NZ waits.

While the passing of the controversial UNSC Resolution 2334 on the eve of Christmas and Hanukkah went under the radar of many, a number of world leaders have spoken out. Even members of Obama’s own party are appalled at the stance taken by the United States; UK Prime Minister Theresa …

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100s of Kiwis protest NZ’s anti-Israel UNSC vote outside Parliament.

The absence of government representatives in Parliament over this holiday period didn’t stop busloads of Kiwis from travelling to Wellington in order to send them a message. Flaxmere Christian Fellowship Church Pastor, Nigel Woodley, led a two-busload delegation of Kiwis from Hastings to Wellington on Friday supported by Hawkes Bay Friends …

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Kiwis challenge PM on one-sided, anti-Israel UNSC resolution.

In the wake of New Zealand taking a leading role in pushing through United Nations Security Council resolution 2334, which effectively makes it illegal for Jews to pray at their holiest site and blames only Israel for a lack of peace, 858 Jewish and non-Jewish New Zealanders and 27 kiwi …

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Statement: President Zionist Federation of New Zealand.

As we end 2016 and celebrate the festival Chanukah, our very own Foreign Minister Murray McCully at the final meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) of the year, of the very last UNSC meeting which New Zealand would be a non-permanent member of, finally got the opportunity to …

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McCully secures shameful legacy for New Zealand at UNSC.

As New Zealand prepares to finish its time on the UN Security Council, Foreign Minister Murray McCully will be remembered for his complicity in making it illegal for Jews to pray at their holiest site, the Western Wall. In the last United Nations Security Council meeting of the year and …

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Childish games.

Not long ago, a group of 49 State and Federal Australian MPs signed a petition critical of the alleged “cruel” mistreatment by Israel of Palestinian minors in detention in the West Bank (actually the number is 48 because one  signatory denies having signed it and APAN have apologised). The petition …

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UN-acceptable.

During this year’s Australian Federal Election campaign, three candidates who were running for parliamentary office in my own electorate of Melbourne Ports were scheduled to debate at a forum co-hosted by the Australian Jewish News and Zionism Victoria. The Greens candidate, Steph Hodgins-May withdrew from the debate claiming among her …

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