Monthly Archives: February 2014

Settlements: What Israeli lawyers really think.

On January 27, the Australian‘s Middle East correspondent John Lyons reported that a group of “eminent Israelis” and, separately, four “leading lawyers” had written to Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop in response to her comments questioning the so-called conventional wisdom that Israel’s settlements are illegal. The group, Lyons reported, urged …

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When good people do bad things

Orthodox communities all over the world continue to struggle with the wave of child sexual abuse accusations coming forth. While there are certainly challenges with any close-knit community dealing with the fallout from public accusations, one would think that once the courts have ruled, the matter would be settled. Yet …

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My Heroes Have Always Killed Invaders

In response to the SFSU story, Geoffff has a few words: Can you imagine the fury if a campus Jewish group did this? “My heroes have always killed invaders”. T-shirts with the face of Baruch Goldstein on sale” “. the only ‘peace’ I’m interested in is the head of this …

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Arlene from Israel – More Dangerous Nonsense

Before I get to the nonsense, which increases daily, I note with sadness the untimely passing yesterday of commentator, writer, and author Barry Rubin, who served as director of GLORIA (Global Research in International Affairs).  He succumbed after a long battle with cancer, at the age of 64.  Enormously astute …

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BBC: Oxfam and SodaStream talk !!

After the Scarlett Johansson controversy, Oxfam’s Director of Policy Ben Phillips and SodaStream CEO Daniel Birnbaum speak separately to Newsnight about the legitimacy of West Bank settlements, and what is in the best interests of Palestinians. This interesting little item just came in  too. http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jakewallissimons/100257864/the-darker-side-of-oxfam/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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Blame it on the JOOOOOOOS !!!!

This is a fun piece I wrote in December 2010, which was published on a site that is no longer in existence. I thought for a bit of fun I’d revamp it  to lighten the mood if possible. You may have well heard that this summer Sharks were attacking swimmers …

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Not One Israeli Killed

Joshua Levitt of the Algemeiner reports that at the Munich conference on Saturday, American Secretary of State John Kerry claimed, “Last year, not one Israeli was killed by a Palestinian from the West Bank.” Leaving aside the question of what, exactly, is a “Palestinian,” or where the “West Bank” is …

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OzTorah: Torah reading – T’tzavveh

Written and Submitted by Rabbi Dr Raymond Apple. THE MISSING MOSES Moses is not mentioned in T’tzavveh, nor is God is mentioned in the M’gillah. The reasons for both omissions are debated in a sheaf of studies. Actually they are less of a problem than it seems. Even when Moses …

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Open Letter to John Kerry

Written by Paula R. Stern . Dear Secretary of State John Kerry: Because of my respect for the United States, I will attempt to afford you the honor you think you so richly deserve. It’s hard to speak to you with anything but anger, hard to feel the need, again, …

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OzTorah: Ask the Rabbi.

Written and Submitted by Rabbi Dr Raymond Apple. Question. Was Jesus really a rabbi? Answer. The title “rav” is found in the Bible as a leader or authority. It was a title of honour, but not until the early Common Era did it indicate a person learned in Jewish tradition, …

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News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’

Submitted and written by Arlene Kushner. Dangerous Nonsense Motzei Shabbat (After Shabbat) Ah that there would be six more hours in the day. Then I would be posting as often as I ideally would like to.  But as this is not the case, in the last several days I’ve had to …

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BDSers/Leftists eat your little hearts out.

Sorry to keep harping on about this folks, but it is sweet music to my ears. It looks like SodaStream has scored big time thanks to Scarlett Johansson having the courage of her conviction to stand up for what she knows is right.   Her name can now be added …

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What on earth does the ECAJ think it’s doing?

I, along with many others wish we had the answer to that.  I have been told it is likely due to the political leaning of the new President? For non-Australians and non-Jews, the ECAJ is the Executive Council of Australian Jewry. According to its website it is… – the officially …

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