Yearly Archives: 2013

St. James Church – Full contact list

What a shame such a beautiful old Church, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, can have such an ugly heart. A Church which claims to be “A real church helping the needy” It appears they have just blown about £30,000 , that’s about au$54,000. Looks like the needy are going to …

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Happy New Year – L’chaim

‘News and views from Jews Down Under’ would like to wish all readers, wherever you are in the world .. Peace, good health and only good times to you and your families for the coming year. Let’s pray for Peace and understanding.

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Quote of Note: PLO Leader Zahir Muhsein

Zahir Muhsein told the following to the Dutch newspaper Trouw in a 1977 interview: The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, …

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Jake Lynch and BDS.

For these of you who don’t know who Professor Jake Lynch is. Here’s a quick run-down for you. Prof. Jake Lynch heads the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney. It appears he is his own, very own Centre for Peace and Conflict Study. In November …

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Open letter from Kay Wilson.

An open letter from Kay Wilson to St James Church, Piccadilly, England   “And it came to pass that in December 2010, two Palestinian shepherds left their little town near Bethlehem and set out to walk ten miles across the Judean Hills. There in the forest, they kept watch by …

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OzTorah from Rabbi Dr Raymond Apple

Written and Submitted by Rabbi Dr Raymond Apple.. POOL PARTIES Question. At this time of year some people in my block of apartments have social gatherings round the pool which are annoying with their noise and loud music. What does Jewish teaching say about neighbours and privacy? Answer. Jewish ethics …

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Palestine – International Scandal Checkmates Israel

   The 2013 World Youth Chess Championships just held in Abu Dhabi have been marred by the scandalous behaviour of the 120 national Chess Federations that agreed to compete against Israeli players as an unidentified group under the banner of FIDE – the World Chess Federation. The United Arab Emirates …

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Arlene in Israel – The Jordan Valley

  Motzei Shabbat (After Shabbat) From multiple sources I am picking up considerable concern regarding the broad implications — diplomatic and security — with regard to any relinquishment by Israel of full control of the Jordan Valley. Apologies that this map says “West Bank” and not, properly, Judea and Samaria.  …

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Letter to the UN Security Council – will it do anything?

An admirable letter from the Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations, Ron Proser. Which I doubt will do anything. I’m sure everyone agrees.The title is purely a rhetorical question. Israeli envoy to UN urges Security Council to condemn attacks, decries lack of condemnation from Palestinian leadership. The recent …

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Haaretz Debases Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Isi Leibler is a veteran international Jewish leader with a distinguished record of contributions to the Jewish world and the cause of human rights, including the struggle for Soviet Jewry. He was head of the Jewish community in Australia for many years and made aliya in 1999. Leibler has held …

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An open letter to St. James’ Church at Christmas

Written by Michael Dickson the Director for StandWithUs, Israel. St. James’s Church, in Piccadilly, London, decided to celebrate Christmas by erecting a 26 foot replica of the wall section of the Israeli security barrier outside their church and project anti-Israel propaganda on it as part of their “Bethlehem Unwrapped” ‘festival’. …

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OzTorah from Rabbi Dr Raymond Apple

Written and Submitted by Rabbi Dr Raymond Apple.. SHOUTING AT GOD. The sages believed that God and Moses knew each other well. God allowed Moses to see things that were denied to other people; Moses spoke to God in terms that amaze us. In this sidra Moses says what other …

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UK – BDS fail. BIG time.

No this is not an advertisement for SodaStream,  though it may as well be. Good onya ‘MAIL  online’ in the UK for giving the company what is in fact free advertising, AND a whole page of it.! SodaStreams are back! The retro drinks machine is cool again thanks to Lorraine …

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Arlene in Israel – The Only Game in Town.

  The Only Game in Town Let me qualify this: The only viable game.  I’m speaking of the Levy Report Campaign. I’m not promoting this because I’m working on it. Quite the contrary, I am working on it because I believe it merits enormous promotion. Why do I call it the …

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Prince Charles finally gets it – Mazal tov !

After years of praising Islam, Prince Charles finally admitted that Christians were being persecuted in the Middle East:  “It seems to me that we cannot ignore the fact that Christians in the Middle East are, increasingly, being deliberately attacked by fundamentalist Islamist militants. Christianity was, literally, born in the Middle …

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A miracle and an outrage in Washington

Written by CAROLINE B. GLICK Restoring the Iraqi Jewish archive to its Israeli owners would be tantamount to recognizing that the cause of the Arab world’s conflict with Israel is Arab anti-Semitism. If you happen to be in Washington, DC, between now and January, you can see a piece of …

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