Australia & NZ.

“Peace & Conflict” studies to be downgraded.

Christian Kerr writes in the The Australian newspaper today  that University of Sydney has foreshadowed a downgrading of its controversial Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, following a drop in student enrollments. The centre and its director, associate professor Jake Lynch, have been embroiled in a string of public squabbles …

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Why this NSW Labor Conference was different.

Two years ago, 28 resolutions overwhelmingly critical of Israel were prepared for the 2014 NSW Labor Party conference. Not one came close to supporting Israel. The lead agent on the issue was former foreign minister and NSW premier Bob Carr – who served as founding chair of NSW Labor Friends …

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NSW Labor Party: Laboring on about Israel.

The NSW Labor Party held its annual party conference over the weekend. In a year when a federal election is due to take place, no doubt there would have been a plethora of matters up for discussion on a wide range of issues affecting the residents of our most populous …

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Happy Australia day. January 26th

Happy Australia Day. Let’s remember what a great country we have and celebrate with this poem about the history of our flag. Our Flag wears the stars that blaze at night, In our Southern skies of blue, And a little old flag in the corner, That’s part of our heritage …

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Courageous Mr Carr.

Bob Carr Again. Big Brave Bob was Premier of NSW for quite a spell and as executive power in Australia vests in the ruling party in the lower house and  Bob was boss of the ruling faction of that party, that made him boss of Sydney as well. The rest of the state was just icing. He …

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Open Letter to the Honourable Julie Bishop MP

To the Honourable Julie Bishop MP Minister for Foreign Affairs Deputy Leader of the Australian Liberal Party UNRWA is the problem not the solution Dear Minister, When Pierre Krähenbühl, UNRWA Commissioner General came around begging did you throw him out of your office? You should have. UNRWA is part of …

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Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia)

Australian Senator Jacqui Lambie, is a very outspoken, honest and down-to-earth person. I thought this speech from Hansard by the Independent Senator for Tasmania in the Senate, would be of interest, taking note of the final two paragraphs. Tuesday, 1 December 2015. Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015 …

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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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