Monthly Archives: October 2013

“Islam Bad”?

The tidbit below was written by Alex Fishman and published by Y-Net. More than 30,000 global jihadists have settled in and are fighting in countries that border with Israel. They belong to various groups, but they all have one dream: To liberate the Arab world from heretic regimes, with the climax being …

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MEDIA RELEASE – Executive Council of Australian Jewry

           Executive Council of Australian Jewry                                            MEDIA RELEASE 30 October 2013   Legal action by Israel Law Centre Shurat HaDin against the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies  “The campaign to boycott academic and other contacts with Israel is repugnant to all who sincerely seek a just and lasting resolution …

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Releasing the Murderers of Jews

The tidbit below was written by Yasser Okbi and the Jerusalem Post Staff. Palestinian Authority Prisoner Affairs Minister Issa Karaka said Monday that there would be an official welcoming ceremony for 26 Palestinian security prisoners being released from Israeli jails at the Presidential Palace in Ramallah on Tuesday at midnight. PA …

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Emirates Melbourne Cup – the racism that stops a nation

Emirates Melbourne Cup Day is described as “an exhilarating day that puts Australia firmly in the international sporting spotlight…the greatest thoroughbreds from around the world descend upon Flemington to battle it out for a chance at the $6.2 million in prize money and to cement their names into history… It …

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Michael Mansell rejects Jewish history

Tasmanian lawyer and indigenous activist Michael Mansell has rejected his nomination for an Australia Day award, claiming that it would be hypocritical of him to accept the award. He said “they are so inextricably linked to the coming of one race at the expense of another”. If rejecting the country he …

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Attack on Jewish group in Bondi

This is an excellent article incorporating everything known about the attack in Bondi. The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) strongly condemns the attack on five members of Sydney’s Jewish community in Bondi, in what appears to have been one of the most severe acts of racist violence against the …

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Jewish leaders condemn ‘anti-Semitic’ attack – including CCTV footage of the Bondi antisemitic attack

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2013/10/27/jewish-leaders-condemn-anti-semitic-attack Four men and a woman were injured after a group of males allegedly made anti- Semitic comments to them, assaulting them as they walked home. CCTV footage shows the brawl that ensued as eight people attacked a group returning from a Jewish Sabbath dinner. Five people were taken to …

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Boycott the Palestinian Authority

The tidbit below was written by Elior Levy and published by Y-Net. The Palestinians have launched a diplomatic campaign calling on countries to prohibit private companies operating within their borders from conducting business in the West Bank settlements and east Jerusalem. Mohammad Shtayyeh, a senior economic official and negotiator in the peace …

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ALP ‘Friends of Israel’?

For decades one of the reflex compliments paid by the Australian Jews to almost any ALP politician has been “friend of Israel”. Encouraged by the emphatic enthusiasm for the Jewish State expressed a few decades ago by Bob Hawke, the pro-Israel Labor mantra continued almost unperturbed by “occasional” unpleasant realities on the …

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‘Is the Palestinian prisoner release set for Round 2 ?’

Weekly Israel Advocacy Update. 24th. October 2013 – Written by Gabrielle ‘Gabsy’ Debinski. Media and Advocacy Director..                                                                               Reports have been circulating that next week the Israeli government will release the second round of Palestinian prisoners; a precondition attached to the renewal of peace talks. The Prime Minister’s office …

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National Israeli Culture Competition Winner Announced!

    National Israeli Culture Competition Winner Announced! Over 200 entries from across Australia   October 24, 2013   The National Israeli Culture Photography Competition invited participants to submit photos related to Israeli Culture. The popular competition received over 200 entries from across Australia. The initiative, run by Hagshama Sydney, …

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In Tinsel Town, an anti-BDS initiative

Reports the Jewish Daily Forward: ‘The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, which aims to isolate Israel because of its occupation of the West Bank, has often had trouble gaining traction on other fronts. But the performing arts have emerged as the one field in which calls to boycott the Jewish …

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