Monthly Archives: February 2019

From Israel: Who Could Have Imagined This??

Not I.  In all of the many years during which I have tracked Israeli pre-election campaigns, I have never encountered a campaign season like this one. I’ve been writing about the multiplicity of new parties, and perhaps that was a clue that I missed: an overt sign of divisiveness.  And …

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Spelling and meaning of antisemitism and/or antisemitic.

fighting antisemitism

The incorrect spelling of both antisemitism and antisemitic is a pet hate of mine, as the correct spelling actually alters the meaning of the words. This is two previous items I’ve written on the subject joined. Unfortunately the spelling of the words have been Americanised!  I don’t recollect these incorrect …

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Zionist Federation of Australia welcomes speeches by PM & Opp Leader, plus videos of speeches.

The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) has welcomed the speeches by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten which were delivered in Parliament marking 70 years of diplomatic relations between Australia and Israel. President of the Zionist Federation of Australia, Jeremy Leibler said, “The words spoken in Federal Parliament …

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From Israel: Rapist or Terrorist?

It would not be surprising if my title today has left you scratching your heads. As if a person can be one or the other, but not both. But it is the Palestinian Authority that has posited this dichotomy! It is part of a surreal and highly politicized image they …

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The far Right and the ‘White Replacement’ myth.

An ominous trend imagines a global Jewish plot to ‘import’ non-Europeans in order to destroy European culture. Little more than a year ago, far-right activists in Australia could reasonably accurately be divided into three ideological groupings: civic patriots, nationalists and racialists. Whatever they might be said to have in common, …

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From Israel: Stretching! Stretching!

To find upbeat news, that is. No, it is not easy right now. But it is important for all of us to focus positively from time to time. And so I will touch a couple of diverse bases. ~~~~~~~~~ A two-day international conference on the Middle East was hosted by …

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From Israel: “Sometimes We Weep”.

On the day that we no longer know how to weep, we will have lost our humanity. Ori Ansbacher, 19, was a resident of Tekoa in Gush Etzion.  She was doing a year of national service at a youth center in Jerusalem. On Thursday, Ori was reported missing. Ultimately, her …

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