Yearly Archives: 2013

Fatah praises terrorist shooter of 9 year-old

This item is from the PMW – Palestinian Media Watch which sends items at least once daily from the Middle East, be it TV, the printed media and Facebook.. PMW – Founded in 1996, Palestinian Media Watch is an Israeli research institute that studies Palestinian society from a broad range of perspectives …

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Barack Obama: The Accidental Anti-Semite

Giulio Meotti is a rare bird. He is one of the few prominent non-Jewish journalists who covers the Arab-Israel conflict and who is unabashedly pro-Israel, but he’s not the only one.  The Jerusalem Post’s Khaled Abu Toameh, an Israeli Arab, immediately leaps to mind, but there are very few others. …

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Next year in Jerusalem

Written by Dr. Bill Anderson who is a frequent contributor to the media on Israel and has visited Israel on many occasions. Currently he is the Consultant Historian at the  Jewish Holocaust Museum and Research Centre in Melbourne………. At a time when Australian Jews have recently celebrated Rosh Hashanah – …

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Memorial to PM Yitzhak Rabin

Join the Zionist Council of NSW, together with the Zionist Youth Movements, Jewish Day Schools and BJE for a Memorial to PM Yitzhak Rabin Z’L – 18 years. 1922-1955 Open to the community – free entry Tuesday, 15th October at NCJWA – 111-113 Queen Street, Woollahra at 7:30pm. Representatives from …

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Knocking out antisemitism on Facebook

Elimihate is not your average grassroots movement. In addition to reporting online antisemitic hate speech, we seek to question who should be held accountable for the vilifying content in an era of digital convergence. Elimihate  started as a university assignment for Sydney University but the cause swiftly turned into something …

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The J Street Crowd and its idiosyncrasies

ZFA Israel Advocacy Update. 3rd October 2013 – Submitted and written by Gabrielle ‘Gabsy’ Debinski. Media and Advocacy Director of the Zionist Federation of Australia…………….. “Peace and security. Nobody should choose between peace and security. The State of Israel doesn’t need to choose between peace and security…. As I’m fighting …

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Netanyahu Stands Up

At the United Nations General Assembly, today, Benjamin Netanyahu said the following: Israel will not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons, even if we have to stand alone. Yet in standing alone, Israel will know that we will be defending many, many others. If Israel hits Iranian nuclear facilities they can expect …

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The Times of Israel Promotes an Anti-Israel Advocate

In a recent piece by Times of Israel writer, Talia Lavin, she promotes David Harris-Gershon’s forthcoming book, What Do You Buy the Children of the Terrorist Who Tried to Kill Your Wife? Harris-Gershon is a frequent contributor to the left-leaning American political blog Daily Kos – as was I – and to Michael Lerner’s Tikkun Magazine.  His wife …

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Festive event at Beth Weizmann Sukkah for grant recipients

  September 30, 2013 Three community organisations have been awarded Victorian State funding A sunny afternoon brought together members of the community at the Beth Weizmann Community Centre to attend a presentation ceremony for Victorian state government grants. Beth Weizmann Community Centre, Caulfield Hebrew Congregation and the National Council of …

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Hitler understood propaganda, so do the Palestinians

 Written by Michael Curtis who is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in political science at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. USA. Curtis, the author of 30 books, is widely respected as an authority on the Middle East Faking news has become a Palestinian cottage industry. The most diabolic aspect of Palestinian propaganda is the …

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Progressive Judaism and Interfaith Dialogue

  Recent events have revealed an increasing gulf between progressive and mainstream Jews, especially in relation to the value of interfaith dialogue. In Melbourne, Rabbis Fred Morgan and Jonathan Keren Black reflect the progressive viewpoint. In an attempt to understand their position, a few extracts from Fred’s lengthy speech delivered …

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Expanding the Focus

Perhaps the biggest problem that we face in understanding the Arab-Israel conflict has to do with focus. That is, among western liberals the typical understanding of the conflict is that it is one between Israelis and Palestinians fighting over a bit of turf, since November of 1947, on the eastern …

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