Monthly Archives: March 2015

Lynch’s Supporters Dig Him Into a Deeper Hole.

Nick Riemer’s apologia for the conduct of his colleague, Jake Lynch, during the disruption by protesters of a lecture by Colonel Richard Kemp at the University of Sydney on March 11 (Why Jake Lynch was waving money around at an anti-Israel protest, March 25) only digs Lynch into a deeper …

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The Sucker’s Game

If you are smoking a cigarette, pondering your seven-deuce off-suit in the hole, and looking around the table wondering who the sucker is… you’re the guy.The Arabs and their western-left allies have the Jews hooked into a sucker’s game.One thing that should, by this late date, be absolutely clear to …

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OzTorah: Ask the Rabbi.

THESE ARE THE TEN PLAGUES. The Haggadah lists “Elleh eser makkot”, “These are the Ten Plagues”, but the plagues did not stop at ten. Jewish and world history are full of other terrible experiences – ten times ten and more besides – and unlike the list in the Haggadah they …

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Arlene from Israel – Bone Weary.

 Anyone who is tracking the news these days, and genuinely cares for the security of Israel and the future of the US – not to mention Europe and the Mideast – has got to have an extremely heavy heart.  We are facing some very dark times. With regard to Israel, …

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Melbourne theatre’s anti-Israel partners

 Hot on the heels of learning about anti-Semitism at a the Red Rattler a fringe Sydney theatre – – comes news that a mainstream theatre in Melbourne has entered into a sponsorship deal with Qatar Airways, which is wholly owned by the government of terror-supporting Qatar.  Some facts: An absolute …

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OzTorah: Torah reading – Tzav

RESIDENTS & TOURISTS. The sidra tells us that the fire on the altar shall be left to burn continuously and must never be allowed to go out (Lev. 6:6). There is a comparison between the fire and the human being. King David said in the Psalms (27:4) that he yearned …

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A Trying Subject.

Israel Advocacy Update. Written by Emily Gian. Media and Advocacy Director, Zionist Federation of Australia.. In medieval England, a separate court was established with the purpose of providing redress for people in a fair and just manner. Over the years, this Court of Star Chamber evolved as a judicial body …

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On Rights, Peace and the Power Of Truth.

making friends for peace

  Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide, In the strife of Truth with Falsehood, for the good or evil side. James Russell Lowe, nineteenth century abolitionist As quoted by Martin Luther King Jr  concluding the Riverside speech of 4 April 1967 when King first linked the struggle …

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Israel, the Liberal Country of the Middle East.

Summary: Israel is by far the most liberal country of the entire Middle East and North Africa region (MENA). It is also probably the most liberal country from Western Europe to Australia and down to South Africa. Diversity of population. Israel has a diverse population. The majority, 75%, are Jewish, about …

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Arlene from Israel – Exposed.

PLEASE PASS ON THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. This Friday, March 27th, at noon, there will be a press conference and a “Keep Iran Nuclear Free” rally, at 780 Third Avenue (between 48th & 49th Streets) in Manhattan. This is in front of the offices of the Manhattan offices of New York Senators …

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Israel: Security in a Small Country

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described Israel as “a small country, one of the smallest”. That is true, but only part of the story. As Bibi added “Israel is strong, but it’s much more vulnerable [than the US].” Size: Israel is about 20,000 square kilometers, using the 1949 Armistice Lines, or 22,000 …

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Hand in Hand with Israel in Remembrance and Celebration.

Hand in Hand with Israel in Remembrance and Celebration – Zionist Council of Victoria Presents 2015 Yom Ha’atzmaut and Yom Hazikaron Programs March 2015 The Zionist Council of Victoria, in partnership with the United Israel Appeal and with the assistance and generous support of communal and corporate partners, is pleased …

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‘Apology’ from the Red Rattler Theatre!!

The Apology.! We would like to apologise for the email that was sent to you by one of our staff members. The email was inappropriate and not the reflection of the values of the Community Board of the Red Rattler Theatre Inc. The Red Rattler Theatre Inc condemns racism of any kind. The …

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Antisemitism, Racism & Hypocrisy at the Red Rattler

The Red Rattler theatre may not call it racism, but what else would you call their refusal to lease the theatre to Hillel, a Jewish youth group. Antisemitism? I call it racism, hypocrisy, antisemitism and discrimination.  I suppose the RED part of the title should give us an indication as to …

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Arlene from Israel – Overwrought.

That’s been the overriding climate here in Israel for several days now – whether it is a mood of anguish or of euphoria, it has all been rather frenetic. In the days leading up to the election, I observed (and experienced) a mood akin to grief, at the prospect that …

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Into the Fray: Whew! But…

The unthinkable has been avoided – narrowly. The greatest challenge now will be to deal with a detrimental, dysfunctional and, not infrequently, disloyal opposition. With respect to the people’s choice, if this is in fact its choice, I do not accept it … If that is the choice of the …

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A “Viable” Palestinian State.

Summary: Pundits parrot Palestinian propaganda and state that Jews living in homes on the west bank of the Jordan River (WBJR) threaten the viability of a Palestinian state, Jodi Roduren of the Times being the latest. As Shakespeare wrote “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.”  The New York Times’ …

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