Jews Down Under

Israel’s Settlements: Obstacle to Peace?

Arabs opposed the State of Israel before there were settlements—and they oppose it still today. It’s time to clear up 5 false myths about settlements. The U.N., as well as some American media and politicians, claim Israel doesn’t want peace, since Jews build houses in disputed territories of Judaea and …

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Flotilla became ‘ship of fools’.

Opinion piece by David Cumin and Juliet Moses who are members of the New Zealand Jewish Council Paul Moon is Professor of History at Auckland University of Technology The sovereign integrity of states is one of those building blocks on which the modern world operates. It is a guiding tenet of …

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Women’s Flotilla About Everything But Helping Gaza.

Arguably, more humanitarian aid flows into Gaza than ever before. And strong evidence indicates that Hamas chooses to divert significant amounts of construction material that should be used to rebuild housing in order to gear up for future terrorist attacks against Israel. And so a flotilla aimed at drawing attention …

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A Growing Trend: Brave Muslim Zionists.

normalization with Israel

Muslims and Arabs who openly identify as Zionists are growing in number – powered by the freer flow of information and ideas made possible by social media and the search for answers in the wake of the Arab Spring and Islamist terror. A new Facebook page for Arab supporters of …

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Antisemitism in New Zealand.

Being Jewish in New Zealand hasn’t been much of a bad thing.  Not like it has  been in other countries.  Since the Second World War many have found a home here and raised families who raised families.  But not too long ago, antisemitism has reared its head. Here is a …

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The Temple Mount and the Jordan Peace Treaty.

On October 26, 1994, Israel and Jordan signed a “Treaty of Peace between the State of Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan”. Like most peace treaties, it was designed to normalize relations between former enemies. The Treaty contains a Preamble, 30 Articles, four Annexes and ‘Agreed Minutes.’  The Treaty …

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Who knew ?? Palestinians are NOT Philistines.

Philistine cemetery uncovered in archaeological dig in Israel, Goliath’s people were ‘normal sized’ A Philistine cemetery has been unearthed for the first time in southern Israel, shedding new light on the culture of the biblical giant Goliath’s people. Key points: Excavation of 30 years uncovers first Philistine cemetery ever found …

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My Trip to Nabagoya , Jewish Uganda

This is a re-post of the article written in March 2014 by Lorna Hopf. Jewish Uganda is something we know nothing about and is very interesting and given that PM Netanyahu has very recently been there and  thought it an ideal time to re-post it.. Please check the link at …

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Saying Mazal Tov in Sign Language in Israel.

Saying Mazal Tov in Sign Language – 54 Deaf Students Gather From Across Israel Monday, May 16, 2016, was a very special day in the lives of 54 Deaf students from across Israel. Each one approaching their Bar or Bat Mitzvah, preparing to join a long line of generations before …

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Book review: “Back to the Ethic.”

 In Back to the Ethic, Diane Weber Bederman has written a deeply thoughtful, deeply personal, and deeply spiritual work which urges us to understand that the future of Western civilization lies in its monotheistic origins, and that we can flourish again both personally and culturally by recommitting to the wisdom …

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Interview: Kay Wilson on the Dennis Prager Show- Updated

Kay Wilson is a British-born Israeli tour guide, jazz musician and cartoonist just returned from a visit to the USA with StandWithUs. Listen to her interview with Dennis Prager Kay miraculously survived a brutal Palestinian terror attack in the Jerusalem Hills , which  killed her American Christian friend Kristine Luken …

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Open letter to the anti-Israel Left.

Guest post by Julie Nathan. This letter is addressed to that small fraction of the political Left which not only criticises Israeli government policies or practices, but also demonises and denigrates Israel at every opportunity and thus denies its legitimacy. We see you, we hear you, day after day, making …

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