Monthly Archives: May 2014

The false link between terror and poverty .

John Kerry

  Op-ed by Ben-Dror Yemini Political correctness is preventing enlightened people like John Kerry from seeing the real cause of radicalization in the Muslim world. In light of the turmoil of the public debate over “who is to blame” for the failed negotiations with the Palestinians, we should pay attention …

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How Long is 90 Seconds?

You ever feel time is getting away from you? Well, I just lost 90 seconds. According to Israel’s Home Front Command, where previously I was told that I had 3 minutes to get to shelter in the event my area was attacked by missiles, the latest announcement says I now …

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OzTorah: Ask the Rabbi.

VEGETARIAN & KOSHER Question.  Is all vegetarian food kosher? Answer.  Unfortunately, supposed vegetarian food is sometimes not even vegetarian. Restaurants, pizza shops and fast food outlets which focus on meat (obviously t’refah) often purport to offer vegetarian options but there is no guarantee that the ingredients really are vegetarian and …

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Obama Backed Boko Haram

Joel Gehrke of the Washington Examiner writes the following: When congressional leaders asked the State Department to tailor American assistance to Nigeria in a way that would protect Christians from religious persecution at the hands of Boko Haram, an extremist group that kidnapped hundreds of Christian girls last month, then-Secretary …

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A quieter Al-Nakba…but the message stays the same.

Written by Julie Nathan. Around 200 people attended this year’s Al-Nakba protest in Sydney last night. Numbers were down on previous years and the crowd seemed tamer.  The Hezbollah flags and neo-Nazis, conspicuously present in the previous two years, were gone.   But the rhetoric has changed little.  Israel was defamed, …

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Letter in response to Haaretz article

May  15  2014 Unpublished letter to Haaretz from The Australia Israel Jewish Affairs Council  Contrary to the imputation in Dan Goldberg’s April 22 article “At the heart of Australian Jewish community’s schism: the ‘Israel lobby’ debate” <http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-world-news/1.586788> , in deciding the best way to respond to then NSW Premier Bob …

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OzTorah: Torah reading – B’chukkotai

YOUR OWN BREAD What a wonderful promise: “You shall eat your bread to satiety and you shall dwell in safety on your land” (Lev. 26:5). Note that the verse does not say, “You shall eat bread – ‘lechem’” but “you shall eat *your* bread – ‘lachm’chem’”. What is it that …

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And Peace to You, Jimmy Baby

Former American President, Jimmy Carter, has an op-ed in the Washington Post today entitled, United Palestinian government may provide new opportunities for peace. He writes: The Palestinians’ plans for the coming months are relatively clear: to form a new unity government and expand involvement in the United Nations. Although condemned …

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Boko Haram and the Death of Feminism

Feminism is dead and multiculturalism killed it. Almost a month ago Islamists broke into a Nigerian secondary school and kidnapped hundreds of young girls which, initially, they were planning to sell into slavery but, according to Reuters, they are now willing to trade for their comrades in Nigerian prisons. {By …

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ISCA – Israeli Students Combating Antisemitism

We are a group of students dedicated to combating the spreading phenomena of antisemitism online. Join us wherever you are.   ISCA is a student project dedicated to further the elimination of antisemitic content and accountability of those who spread it online and on social media platforms.   ISCA operates …

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Israel Programmes Fair.

The biggest Israel Programs Fair ever held in Australia will be coming to Sydney and Melbourne. ‘The Shuk’ will showcase a wide range of gap year, study abroad, post-university and volunteer experiences for young adults aged 18-30. It is a fantastic opportunity to meet program organisers and alumni as well …

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OzTorah: Ask the Rabbi.

ANCIENT ARKS Question.  Ancient synagogues have been discovered and excavated in Israel. Why do there not seem to be the remains of any ancient Arks? Answer.  Like the Ark of the Ten Commandments that was carried through the wilderness, ancient Arks were portable. The usual term for the Ark was “tevah”, …

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Palestine – Obama Betrayal Demands Abbas Boycott

  The inevitable collapse of the “two-state solution ” has seen last week’s headline grabbers and attention seekers turned from roosters into feather dusters – their credibility reputation and political judgement torn to shreds. Mahmoud Abbas – unelected PLO Chairman and unconstitutional President of : The inevitable collapse of the …

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