Monthly Archives: July 2013

New Australia/Israel Parliamentary Alliance

Israel and Australia are democracies. They share the same values, including freedom of the press and freedom of religion. The rule of law ensures all are treated equally under the law and the rights of minorities are guaranteed. The principle of separation of powers between the legislative, executive and judicial …

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Understanding the Left

I might have finally understood the Left. The stance of the Left is best explained by one of my favourite jokes – the social worker joke: Two social workers are walking down the street late at night. As they turn a corner, they see a man lying in the gutter. …

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An Imaginary Village invented by Real Bigots

Just as a unicorn is a legendary creature existing only in fairy stories, so are many ‘Palestinian’ villages. But this reality doesn’t stop malign agenda-driven groups from using fantasy as a stick with which to beat Israel, and in the process pulling the wool over the eyes of many well-intentioned, …

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The Noose Has Loosened

The failure of the Muslim Brotherhood to maintain power in Egypt, despite backing from United States President Barack Obama, may have averted disaster. The so-called “Arab Spring,” which brought the Brotherhood into power in Egypt, is the rise of the movement for Sharia – which is the movement for Muslim …

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“To Ramallah and Back”

Though I do not agree with her obvious anti-urban bias (“trends of most urban environments”… yawn…  1983, before you were even born, called, and wants its stereotypes back), I did find this article to be a good one. This past month I went on a trip to Ramallah with J Street. I …

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The Kangaroo Valley Torah

  This is a true story. Kangaroo Valley  is a small rural community in the Kangaroo Valley in the Southern Highlands of NSW about 160 kilometres south of Sydney. Accordingto the last census there are only 844 people in the little town and region but very likely there would have been many …

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O Little Town of Marrickville

O little town of Bethlehem How still we see thee lie On Tuesday, July 2, in the Tom Foster Hall in Newtown, in the Municipality of Marrickville, Friends of Bethlehem held a Special General Meeting of its membership, who unanimously voted to join the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against …

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Jewish, Not Arab, Roots in Judaea and Samaria

Written by By Hillel Fendel..  Israel National News… US Pres. Obama’s demand that Israel not settle Jews in the Biblical areas of Judaea and Samaria ignores thoroughly-documented Jewish roots in the Land of Israel, and in Judaea/Samaria in particular. Yoram Ettinger, a former liaison for Congressional affairs in Israel’s Washington …

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