Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Jews and Political Islam

The rise of political Islam represents the single most significant challenge to the Jewish people in the world today. Political Islam, as it is represented by such organizations as the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, and Hamas, is a deeply malicious political movement that we in the west should be forcefully …

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‘Two-state clarification.’

ZFA Israel Advocacy Update. 18 September 2013 – Submitted and written by Gabrielle ‘Gabsy’ Debinski. Media and Advocacy Director of the Zionist Federation of Australia…………….. I was horrified this week to come across a piece titled ‘Two-State Illusion’ which appeared on the front page of the New York Times Opinion Page last …

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‘The Enemy Within’

The AJDS – Australian Jewish Democratic Society – despite being a “Jewish” organisation, is virtually like having the enemy in our midst. They are commonly called “the enemy within”. They are a Jewish group with extreme leftist views who do all they can to demonise Israel. To my way of …

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Leunig slams Jews – and Lycra!

Michael Leunig,described as a poet, cartoonist and cultural commentator, was in 1999  declared an Australian Living Treasure. He started out drawing whimsical teapots and ducks, then turned his focus to attacking those who want to defend civilisation against barbarity – Israel being the number one target – thus ensuring his …

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ECAJ Media Release – anti-Israel conference

          Peter Wertheim, Executive Director of the ECAJ, issued the following media statement regarding the  conference for ‘Human Rights in Palestine’, which is being held at the ANU – Australian National University in Canberra. “A conference that features fringe conspiracy theorists and ideologues and omits recognised scholars in the field …

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Reframing the Problem

David Olesker has an article on his blog entitled, Israel in the Frame and what is below are its concluding paragraphs: Let’s reframe. The problem is not Israel, but the governments of the Arab world. The key to understanding the conflict is their despotism and denial of human rights. The rights of …

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Israel-bashing seminar does ANU no credit

An excellent article in the Australian, written by Prof.Gerald M. Steinberg who heads the NGO Monitor Research Institute. Steinberg is a professor of Political Science at Bar Ilan University and the founder of the Program on Conflict Management and Negotiation. Steinberg is the Founder and President of NGO Monitor. Steinberg …

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Obama and Kerry converted on road to Damascus

Written by David Singer, an Australian Lawyer, Foundation Member of the International Analyst Network and Convenor of Jordan is Palestine International .………….. The swiftness with which attention is now being focused on collecting and destroying chemical weapons located in Syria has been truly breathtaking. Last Friday 6 September – President …

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Syria – What Next?

El-Masri asks for help from Israel

Written by – Susan Parsons….  Before I go into this I must add an important disclaimer: this situation is changing by the minute! I have almost recovered from Rosh Hashana and am on a bit of a ‘high’ regarding Mr Abbott’s election. Parts of the past week were, of course, spent with family and …

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The New “Habayit Home of Hebrew and Israeli Culture”

Bustling new Hebrew centre engages community in exciting projects  September 9, 2013 Habayit is a new and exciting initiative of the World Zionist Organisation to promote the Hebrew language and Israeli culture in Jewish communities around the world. Melbourne was one of only three cities selected to receive funding for …

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Revisiting the Failings of the Jewish Left

The history of the State of Israel is grounded in progressive-left Zionism and progressive-left Zionism has failed both the Jewish state and the Jewish people. There is a reason that the Soviet Union was so quick to recognize Israel in May of 1948 and that reason is because Stalin understood …

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The year that was 5773

ZFA Israel Advocacy Update. 04 September 2013. Submitted and written by Gabsy Debinski. Media and Advocacy Director of the Zionist Federation of Australia…………….. As always when it comes to Israel, and the Jewish world, the past year has been bitter-sweet; marked by both pain and celebration. Currently, Israel stands as …

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Taking Back Our History

The Jewish people in the Middle East are a people under siege. Aside from the perpetual violence leveled at the Jewish minority in the region, the Jewish people are also subject to the theft of our history.  This is a theft that cannot be measured in financial terms.  This is …

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Victoria’s Multifaith Statement on Asylum Seekers

Once again David Marlow, the leftist-leaning Executive Director of the JCCV – Jewish Community Council of Victoria – has partnered with the ICV – Islamic Council of Victoria – to issue a joint Statement by way of the JCMA – Jewish Christian Muslim Association – advocating for asylum seekers, predominately …

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Kevin Rudd, the Bible, and “natural conditions”

On the ABC’s Q&A programme last night, Kevin Rudd was challenged by a preacher who questioned why he, as a Christian, supported same-sex marriage and didn’t “believe the words of Jesus in the Bible”. Rudd’s reply was that “the Bible also says that slavery is a natural condition“. He continued the …

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