Monthly Archives: July 2014

Antisemitic Cartoon and article cause an exchange of words.

Last week Daphne Anson highlighted an antisemitic cartoon and article in the Sydney Morning Herald She wrote that Aussie journalist Mike Carlton had published an antisemitic article in the  Sydney Morning Herald accompanied by an unmistakably antisemitic cartoon by Glen Le Lievre. Seems to me that these two with a history …

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AUJS. Imagine rocket attacks on Australian Universities

The Australasian Union of Jewish Students has launched a new campaign to put Israel in context for university students. The campaign focuses on imagery of university campuses under rocket fire with the text ‘what would you do?’. “This intentionally provocative campaign puts students into the shoes of innocent Israeli civilians who …

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Arlene from Israel – Struggle All the Way

Let me begin with a video of something I described last night from the Shloshim ceremonies at the Great Synagogue.  This is Lt. Col. Shai Abramson, Chief Cantor of the IDF, singing with choir in prayer for the soldiers of the IDF: For strength.  (And with thanks to Linda O.) …

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Arlene in Israel – Shloshim

Shloshim means 30 in Hebrew, and and it is now a significant 30 days since the funerals of the three students who had been kidnapped and murdered by terrorists because they were Jews. ~~~~~~~~~~~ Tonight there was a major ceremony at the Great Synagogue in Jerusalem to mark this day …

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Statement by ZFA on politicians’ statement on Hamas–Israel offensive..

Statement from the Zionist Federation of Australia on politicians’ statement on Hamas–Israel violence For Immediate Release On 25 July, several well-meaning but misinformed federal politicians issued a statement in regards to the current Hamas–Israel hostilities. Dr. Danny Lamm, President of the Zionist Federation of Australia, said, “However well-intentioned these politicians …

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Palestinian Support High for Suicide Bombings.

The Palestinian support for suicide bombings is among the highest in the Muslim world, according to a recent Pew Report. The findings, dated July 1, 2014, show that Palestinian Muslims rank at number two, just below Bangladeshi Muslims, in their support for this type of terror attack. The exact question …

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Arlene in Israel – How It Is.

  I begin by sharing this picture, drawn by an artist intent on paying tribute to our soldiers. Soldier as superman: His cape is his tallit. The artist is my granddaughter.         A true story told last week by Col. Richard Kemp: He was given the opportunity to …

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Saving Dana Bar-on.

Dana Bar-on is a beautiful, young Israeli woman who lives in a tiny progressive kibbutz in the township of Nir Am directly on the northern border of the Gaza strip, just west of S’derot. Among the founders of kibbutz Nir Am is Dana’s grandmother, Rachel Bar-on. Dana is 27 years old …

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OzTorah: Ask the Rabbi.

ONLY THE LIVING CAN REMEMBER. On Tishah B’Av, remembering is the rule. Tragedies happened, and we have to remember them. Not just the destruction of the Temple, indeed both Temples, but the long procession of calamities that accompanied all the ages. Every time of year has its historical memories; every …

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Gaza – Hamas Exploits Death Over Life.

The failure of many Gazans to leave their homes and seek safer shelter after ignoring Israeli leaflet drops, mobile phone calls and even the firing of harmless warning shots as a last resort – has been a major contributor to the increasing number of civilian deaths and casualties in Gaza. …

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Into the fray: Why Gaza must go.

The only durable solution requires dismantling Gaza, humanitarian relocation of the non-belligerent Arab population, and extension of Israeli sovereignty over the region. We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind…. You ask, what is our policy? I will say: It is to wage war, by sea, land …

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Antisemitism in Australia’s left-liberal Fairfax press.

Mike Carlton and Glen Le Lievre cross the line. By veteran Aussie journalist Mike Carlton in today’s [Melbourne] Age and Sydney Morning Herald, newpapers in the left-liberal Fairfax stable, accompanied by an unmistakably antisemitic cartoon by Glen Le Lievre for good measure: “….Yes, Hamas is also trying to kill Israeli …

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From the desk of Dr Ron Weiser .

Even at this point it is possible to assess that this time a number of things have been different to what some people expected and to what happened in the past. Of course some things have not changed at all, such as Hamas’ determination to attempt to terrorise and destroy …

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This is Dana Bar-on and Hamas Wants Her Dead

Please watch and distribute. The last five minutes, by the way, are probably more important than the first five, so you should watch it through. The enemies of the Jewish people have for centuries claimed that we just love to kill children and innocents. This is the basis of the …

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Philadelphia, USA “Stands With Israel”

Our Israel solidarity rally here in Philadelphia yesterday afternoon, which drew 2,500 people to LOVE Park, was a huge success and a great time.  And a helpful, much needed reminder to people like me who sometimes spend more time than we should in dark, hate-filled corners of the internet, that …

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Arlene in Israel – A Bit Better

July 24, 2014 Kerry has left Israel, for consultations in Cairo.  He’ll be back, undoubtedly.  But it’s nice to know he’s not here. ~~~~~~~~~~ The FAA ban on US airlines flying in and out of Ben Gurion has been lifted.  They say it’s because they have been “working with its …

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