Monthly Archives: May 2014

“What we talk about when we talk about Israel/Palestine”.

 A Melbourne DISCUSSION with all speakers being like minded.! The Wheeler Centre was created in 2010 as “the centrepiece of Melbourne’s designation as a UNESCO City of Literature” and “is dedicated to being the cornerstone of Australia’s literary activity, contributing to a deeper thinking society and to building a community around …

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Into the Fray: Earth to Bennett; Earth to Bennett…

  It is difficult to know what is more disturbing: Whether Bayit Yehudi chairman Naftali Bennett really believes the delusional drivel he wrote in his op-ed this week, or whether he doesn’t, but wrote it anyway.   Israel must allow Palestinians complete freedom of movement, which requires removing all roadblocks …

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So, Just What is a “Palestinian,” Anyways?

The Philistines, of course, were a seafaring people of the Aegean islands. They were one of the rivals for regional dominance competing with the ancient Israelites along the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea over one thousand years before Jesus of Nazareth walked the land. They were, needless to say, …

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Palestine – Imminent Breakthrough Or Lost Opportunity?

The publication of “A Palestinian State – Not A Priority” in the Palestine Telegraph on May 23 offers the tantalising prospect of a possible breakthrough in resolving the Arab-Jewish conflict. Three reasons support such optimism: First – the Palestine Telegraph is published in Gaza, its web site declaring: “The PT …

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OzTorah: Ask the Rabbi.

    THE DYING PATIENT. Question.  As a doctor I face human crises at both ends of life. One of the hardest challenges is treating the dying patient. Does Judaism have any advice for me? Answer. Unlike some Christians, we do not regard death as greater than life nor feel that …

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Turks Blame Coal Mine Disaster on Jews.

It’s the Jews again! Jews control the world, and all the government corruption in Muslim countries and even natural disasters are planned by that incredibly powerful 0.2% of the population! The latest feat? The coal mine disaster in Turkey which killed over 100 people. Somehow, Jews are responsible according to …

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Bondi attackers of Jews in Court.

Last year’s account of this racially motivated attacked on Jewish people as they walked home from shabbos/ shabbat dinner on a Friday night in Nov. 2013. The first is the original article, which is a bit of a mess as more information was added as news came in  here: here …

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US official: Obama blames settlements for failed talks

In the Times of Israel we read: Earlier this month, anonymous American officials personally involved in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks – special envoy Martin Indyk presumed to have been among them – provided a harsh assessment to a respected Israeli journalist of why negotiations failed, highlighting Israel’s continued settlement construction as …

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HIDING BEHIND BIGOTRY AND LIES

Weekly Israel Advocacy Update. Written by Emily Gian. There has long been a tendency for some commentators to claim they are afraid to speak out about matters relating to Israel for fear that any negative comment might be construed as being antisemitic. Whilst it is true that this might sometimes …

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