Australia & NZ.

The Online Hate Prevention Institute.

The Online Hate Prevention Institute (OHPI) is a high profile body, whose Managing Director is Dr. Andre Oboler, which exists to rid the internet of “online hate.” According to its website, its targets includes Racism, Antisemitism, Anti-Muslim, Hate Against Indigenous Australians, Violent Extremism, Holocaust Denial, Hate Against Military Veterans, Serious …

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American Jewish Liberalism- not right for Australia.

Guest Post written by Professor William (Bill) Rubinstein. ========= This may now be old news, but there are still a number of useful points to be made about the JCCV, Feiglin, and related subjects. First many, not all, but many- of the eleven groups calling for the banning of Moishe …

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I chose democracy, having lived the alternative.

On the last day of October I was given the distinct honour of addressing an Australian citizenship ceremony at which almost 100 people, from places as disparate as Cote d’Ivoire and the Czech Republic, pledged allegiance to Australia and vowed to uphold the laws and values of our nation. They …

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The JCCV’s “Overview”: Looking to the Left.

Guest Post written by Professor William (Bill) Rubinstein. ==== Much of the blame for the Feiglin controversy must rest with the JCCV (the Jewish Community Council of Victoria), which adopted and approved the resolution of the eleven protesting organisations soon afterwards, and issuing a press release condemning his “homophobia,” etc., …

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ABC’s skewed reporting of Palestinian attacks on Israelis is sickening

Re-posted with permission of the author Rowan Dean. I’VE watched kids holding up decapitated heads, starving babies and swollen corpses rotting in the sun. All while I’m having dinner – during the news. But I have never seen anything quite as hard to stomach as the ABC’s 7.30 last week. …

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Nightmare on Whitehall Street.

Written by Ted Lapkin – Director of Public Affairs for the Zionist Federation of Australia ======== Imagine a world in which Melissa Parke – the far-left, largely unknown federal Labor Member for Fremantle – defies the odds and wins the ALP leadership. And in our hypothetical scenario one of the …

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The Feiglin Controversy and the JCCV.

The question of the response by the JCCV  to the recent visit of former Knesset member Moishe Feiglin to Australia has been raised a number of times in the Australian Jewish News, but some of the key issues involved remain to be discussed. The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) …

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Junior Terrorists .

terrorist cult recruitment

It would appear that terrorists are becoming younger daily. In what was clearly a terrorist linked incident Curtis Cheng, a much liked, long serving civilian member of NSW Police Dept. was shot dead on Friday Oct 2nd by radicalised 15-year-old Farhad Khalil Mohammad Jabar, who was born in Iran and came …

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AUJS Launches #speakout4Israel in response to recent wave of terror

Media Release – AUJS Launches #speakout4Israel in response to recent wave of terror The Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS) has launched a proactive campaign, Speak Out For Israel, to facilitate education, participation and advocacy amongst Jewish students and the wider community, in response to the recent wave of terror …

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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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They want to kill us and the law does nothing.

Ismail al-Wahwh calls Jews “the most evil creature of Allah”. In a bile-filled rant, a Sydney preacher recently called for death to a group of Australians because of their ethnic identity. The law was unable to do anything about it. It was impotent, powerless to act. Ismail al-Wahwah, spiritual leader …

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Banksy and the Jews

Street artist Banksy has opened an anti-theme park named Dismaland in the UK. CNN reported: The seaside town of Weston-super-Mare in south-west England is gray and gloomy when we arrive. “Welcome to Dismaland,” a dead-eyed girl in Mickey Mouse ears greets us at the gates of the old public pool. …

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Radio gaga.

The ABC has allowed Radio National to be used by fanatics pushing a virulently anti-Israel agenda. A series of programs on ABC Radio National, produced by a long-standing anti-Israel activist, has undermined the objectivity of the national broadcaster and exposed serious failings in its editorial process. The programs may also …

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Medecins Sans Frontieres (Aus) helping everyone – except Jews!

Most of us are familiar with those friendly MSF ( Doctors Without Borders) people asking us to donate, and are in awe of such selfless individuals offering medical help in impoverished countries. MSF’s website showcases its humanitarian credentials, caring for the world’s poor and oppressed:  Médecins Sans Frontières is the world’s …

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Aussie Interfaith Meals: You can’t please everyone!

Interfaith events are a fantastic opportunity to get to know people from a wide variety of religions, theoretically increasing empathy towards those from different cultures. What better way to break the ice than to invite a whole lot of folks with an array of religious beliefs to break bread together. …

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ZCNSW Statement on ALP National Conference Mid-East Resolution

The Zionist Council of NSW views with disappointment the resolution passed at the Australian Labor Party (ALP) National Conference on the 26th of July (coincidentally Tisha B’Av) on the Israel Palestinian issue. This resolution dents the bipartisan approach that has existed in Australia in order to reach a Two State …

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Australians cannot ignore ‘comfortably racist’ remarks.

There’s a phenomenon afoot called casual racism. Seemingly less malevolent than intentional racism, it’s a careless and often subliminal form of abuse whose danger lies in the fact it normalises prejudice, perpetuates stereotypes and gives licence to bigotry. It is evident in offhand remarks, social media and pointed jokes, invariably …

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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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Statement – ZFA in response to AUSTRALIAN GREENS change of position on Israel

FULL TEXT OF THE STATEMENT FROM ZFA PRESIDENT DR DANNY LAMM IN RESPONSE TO AUSTRALIAN GREENS CHANGE OF POSITION ON ISRAEL AS A JEWISH STATE* It is profoundly disappointing that newly minted Australian Greens Leader Senator Richard Di Natale has withdrawn his declaration of support for Israel’s right to exist …

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Marrickville On Steroids.

The Greens have landed themselves slam dunk right back in the middle of their worst Marrickville moment nightmare and have added a dimension that makes the whole show look like a horror movie. Marrickville was only a local inner city council with tickets on itself. It was tougher to explain …

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