Yearly Archives: 2013

Jake Lynch – BDS FAIL

I would sincerely like to wish a hearty mazel tov to Jake Lynch, Director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney, for this MAJOR BDS FAIL. This is priceless, a real slap in the face. Jake Lynch, with legal action pending against him for …

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Media release – Racism is Not Free Speech

MEDIA RELEASE from the ECAJ – Executive Council of Australian Jewry.   Submitted by Peter Wertheim AM – Executive Director   Racism is Not Free Speech Statement from 24 Victorian community organisations regarding the foreshadowed changes to Part IIA of the Racial Discrimination Act.   5 December 2013 We have …

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Canned Palestinian Children Meat

I arrived at San Francisco State University in the fall of 1996. It is getting to be a rather long time, now, but in those days the school just bubbled with politics in a way that I thought was exceedingly positive.  The Caesar Chavez Student Center was always abuzz with …

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Naftali Bennett speaks to Sydney

A public meeting is being hosted jointly by the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, NSW United Israel Appeal, Zionist Council of NSW and Central Synagogue. Leading journalist and commentator Paul Sheehan will interview Israeli Minister Naftali Bennett at a public meeting at Central Synagogue on Sunday night. Sheehan, a columnist …

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The Sharia Bomb

The tidbit below was written by Ron Ben-Yishai and published at Y-Net: The way things look from Israel now, the assumption is that Obama has fortified himself behind a small and closed ideological circle. This circle believes in partial non-interventionism and has an aversion to international conflicts – not only in the …

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Sydney Goes Gold for Chanukah

J-Junction, Hagshama, UIA YL & Studio Central, end the year with a bang!! On Sunday, 1st December, over 300 young Jewish adults came together in style, to celebrate the end of the year Chanukah at the annual legendary ‘GOLD PARTY’ The Gold Party held at this year’s sponsor – The …

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Jews attacked in Bondi – Man charged

I sincerely hope that those who were quick to wrongly accuse the attackers of the 5 Jewish people in Bondi, as being Muslim, can see how wrong they were. In fact, the taxi driver who apprehended one of the assailants is a Lebanese Muslim. As I said in Blogs, Facebook …

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‘The Blood Libel Film”

Published with the permission of Ben-Dror Yemini, a senior journalist with the Hebrew daily Maariv, who lectures about the spread and impact of anti-Israel propaganda Original in Hebrew at “MAARIV” For the past several months a campaign has been under way in Israel and around the world, backed by an …

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Antisemitism still alive in Australia

Written by Julie Nathan, research officer for the Executive Council of Australian Jewry. The assault on a Jewish family in Bondi in Sydney in late October publicly highlighted the issue of antisemitism in Australia. Even though most Australian Jews, as individuals, are able to lead a life relatively free of harassment, …

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Australia Should Pull Support from U.N. Intellectual Property Chief Implicated in DNA-Taking Scandal

Tzipi Livni

U.N. Must Remove Head of Intellectual Property Agency Implicated in DNA-Taking Scandal, Says Watchdog Tribune de Geneve: Gurry’s Dubious Deals With Putin, China Anger WIPO Members; Technology Transfers to Iran, North Korea Spark U.S. Outrage If images are flattened, please refresh page In wake of a Geneva newspaper’s exposé of major wrongdoing by …

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Chanukah Glow Yoga for Young Adults

Chanukah, festival of light… Chanukah – celebrates the triumph of light over darkness… So what better way to celebrate Chanukah than Glowing with the flow! Apologies  if pictures are flattened. WordPress glitch.  Please refresh page Hagshama, ZFA Israel Programs, Baraka Art, Hillel, AUJS and UIA YL celebrate this Chanukah with …

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Australia reverses Israel vote at the UN

Tzipi Livni

Finally Australia is ‘back on track’ in regards to supporting Israel. On the resolution dealing with the non-recognition of Israel’s claims over Jerusalem, until 2004  Australia voted for this resolution. From 2004 to 2011 Australia abstained. In 2011 and 2012 Australia reverted to voting for this resolution. This year Australia …

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Obama Bluffed

In a March, 2012 article by The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg we have this tidbit: In the most extensive interview he has given about the looming Iran crisis, Obama told me earlier this week that both Iran and Israel should take seriously the possibility of American action against Iran’s nuclear facilities. “I think …

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Report back: Journalist’s Mission to Israel

Note: If images are flattened please click refresh. A public meeting will be held in The Saunders Hall, Central  Synagogue, next Wednesday December 4 at 7.30pm. The journalists who participated in the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies’  recent Journalists Mission to Israel will address a public meeting. The journalists – …

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Selection of Chanukah articles

Rabbi Dr Raymond Apple served for 32 years as the chief minister of the Great Synagogue, Sydney, and was Australia’s highest profile rabbi and the leading spokesperson for Jews and Judaism on the Australian continent. He is now retired and lives in Jerusalem. Rabbi Apple blogs at http://www.oztorah.com  oztorah@oztorah.com   …

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