Monthly Archives: March 2014

Abu Bluff declares himself a hero, because no one else will.

Clearly the ‘invented people’ revel in failure. Reportedly Palestinian rallies on Abbas’s return from Washington are reminiscent of Arafat’s return from Camp David in 2000. Mahmoud Abbas returned from Washington on Thursday to a hero’s welcome in Ramallah, where he pledged not to give up the Palestinians’ rights or betray …

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Arabs Stone Jews at the Temple Mount

In a Y-Net piece written by Noam (Dabul) Dvir entitled, Temple Mount: Arabs hurl stones at MK Feiglin we read: Hundreds of young Arabs gathered Thursday morning at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem to protest the visit of Knesset Member Moshe Feiglin (Likud) to the disputed scene. Several of the rioters hurled stones towards …

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Violence is Coming

In a piece for Commentary entitled Lying About Abbas Won’t Bring Peace, Jonathan Tobin writes the following: In short, peace process advocates believe the only way to plow ahead to an agreement is to keep the pressure up on Netanyahu to give the maximum while treating Abbas with kid gloves, all the …

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BREAKFAST INVITATION

BREAKFAST INVITATION The Zionist Council of Victoria in conjunction with the Embassy of Israel Trade Commission invites you to be astounded, amazed and enthralled by joining us for breakfast on Monday, 31 March from 8.15 am to 9.30am at Beth Weizmann Community Centre. You will be among the first in …

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OzTorah: Ask the Rabbi.

Submitted and written by Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple. THE TEMPLE MOUNT Question.  Is it permitted for a Jew to enter the Temple mount in Jerusalem? Answer.  The Temple mount is the hill on which the sanctuary stood. The Kotel is the surrounding wall on the western side. It extends far …

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Dodging the Draft Because of God?!

Written by Rabbi Jeremy Gimpel – Never in history have religious Jews hidden behind Torah study to evade defending Jewish lives.   I am a platoon sergeant in the IDF. I am a religious Jew. I am a platoon sergeant in the IDF because I am a religious Jew. Days …

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Forwards and Backwards.

Weekly Israel Advocacy Update. Written by Emily Gian. Media and Advocacy Director, Zionist Federation of Australia.. Welcome back to Emily Gian after her maternity leave.We look forward to her weekly reports, as we have these past months from Gabrielle Debinski. She writes: Returning last week to my work desk after …

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Chag Purim Sameach – The Story of Purim

Purim is a festive Jewish holiday that celebrates the deliverance of the Jews from their enemies in the biblical Book of Esther. Purim is celebrated on the fourteenth day of the Hebrew month of Adar. Purim is so-called because the villain of the story, Haman, cast the “pur” (the lot) …

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Palestine – A Stone’s Throw Away From Syria.

Written by David Singer. It boggles the imagination that Australia’s national broadcaster the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) could have been involved in a joint investigation between its premier Public Affairs show – “Four Corners” – and one of Australia’s leading newspapers – The Australian – in producing a 45 minute …

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