Geoff Pahoff

Courageous Mr Carr.

Bob Carr Again. Big Brave Bob was Premier of NSW for quite a spell and as executive power in Australia vests in the ruling party in the lower house and  Bob was boss of the ruling faction of that party, that made him boss of Sydney as well. The rest of the state was just icing. He …

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Just Another Friday Night Sermon In “Palestine”

Just Another Friday Night Sermon In “Palestine” You really do need to see this. It explains in about five minutes what is going down right now in Israel and the terrorocracy that is “Palestine“. Or if you prefer, the “Palestinian Terrorcracies”. This is important for us, why? We are witnessing the opening …

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Marrickville On Steroids.

The Greens have landed themselves slam dunk right back in the middle of their worst Marrickville moment nightmare and have added a dimension that makes the whole show look like a horror movie. Marrickville was only a local inner city council with tickets on itself. It was tougher to explain …

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On Rights, Peace and the Power Of Truth.

  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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Murdering Words

An article at New Matilda from an Australian academic on something he proceeds to prove to be very much outside his field. How often do you see that? In this case the something is freedom of speech. Also geopolitics and the notion of racism. As a consequence the professor has …

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Johnny On The Spot Blames It All On Illegal Jews.

   This picture is of an avian specimen very common around here grabbed at random from Google however is identical to a creature that prances around the courtyard among the water dragons all day and peers through the glass door of my office most mornings as I type.  Quaint and …

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With Friends Like This.

This is a New Year greeting from NSW Labor to the NSW Jewish community just a few weeks after NSW Labor served up a big bowl of something red and smelly to the NSW Jewish community and for that matter everyone else who might think the Middle East Jews are …

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Dershowitz – Dead Baby Strategy & Other Crimes Against Nature

Close readers of this blog may know that it has shamelessly claimed for itself credit for coining the phrase “dead baby strategy” to describe the standing plan of the ruling Gaza authorities of the day, whoever and wherever they may be on the day and that is by no means necessarily …

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Mike Carlton and the ‘Dirty Half Dozen’.

Tweed Valley based Green/Left site and best friend forever, the Echo has taken some of the hedge out of Crikey’s contract with formerly prominent mouth-ache, Mike Carlton; a development that I take personally and as an intrusion into my peaceful valley. When Carlton wrote for the Sydney Morning Herald there …

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Hamas War Against Women & Children Finds Racist Echo in Tweed Valley.

I had some issues before with a local Green party aligned electronic “newspaper” with a letter writing readership heavily dependent on the hard left Socialist Alternative antisemitic wing of the NSW branch of the party. Byron Bay in particular is full of these people and certainly when there is a …

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Comes The Antistate.

When it comes to the Arab world and especially “the Palestinians”, what has come to be called the “international community” has always favoured the men of action over the nation builders. Terror, random murder, hate mongering, incitement,  hostage taking, extortion, blackmail  … these have their own rewards in the Middle East and …

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What Does Hamas Want?

  This is what John Lyons* says Hamas wants from this war: “Hamas’s aim is to inflict as much damage on Israel as possible to strengthen the Palestinians’ claim for a state. “While the group’s charter calls for an end to Israel, in recent years its main power broker Khaled …

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When to speak out about terrorism raises a “Deeply Inappropriate” conflict

Here is another window into the state of Australian multiculturalism.  Shirlee touched on this yesterday in her street level account of the same thing.  Vic Alhadeff is chief executive of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies. He is also chair of the NSW Community Relations Commission.  Recently he sent an …

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Australian Anti-Israelism Having A Bad Day.

Not a good week to be an anti-Israel activist down under.  First punch was in the universities when a BDS motion in the local branch of the academic union of Sydney University got comprehensively shelved with the back of a shovel when it was realised that to provide Jake Lynch, …

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A Rotten Apple At The Core Of The State Of Tasmania.

This is troubling. Tasmania is Australia’s smallest and poorest state and in many ways its most problematic. It has always been a focus of the Australian culture wars given its history as the place of the harshest of the penal colonies and of a particularly brutal war with the indigenous …

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Does This Look Like A Man Under Unhealthy Pressure From A Disproportionately Powerful Lobby?

    He should know. Bob Carr famously complained to the ALP caucus while in government about what was he expected to say about Israel the next time he was speaking from the steps of the Lakemba Mosque. After all, where else would you make a major policy statement affecting …

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Not A Good Time To Be A Friend Of Israel And The Jews

Is there ever a good time?   A great article by Andrew Bolt that deserves to be read carefully by the Australian Jewish community and its leadership. Even if it is only to observe the ancient Jewish tradition of doing your absolute best to not make the same mistake twice.   Carr is a warning to …

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Israel Bashing, Lyons Lying and Antisemitic Denialism

Can I say I have never liked John Lyons, the long time resident anti-Israel, anti-Zionist, antisemitic denying journalist at The Australian?   I don’t think it is just what he writes that revolts me. There is something about his face. There is something about him that raises hairs and sends a shiver down the spine.  As …

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On Law, Lies and Propaganda

There are two matters that are playing out in this part of the world right now that have captured some attention. One is the sudden emergence of the “legality” of the “settlements” as an issue for national debate. Or non-debate. Whatever. It is difficult to even appreciate how much this …

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BDS Lynch Mob

This is from a comment left by A/Professor Jake Lynch on the article put up by New Matilda about the Shurat HaDin action against Lynch and perhaps in time the other BDS louts who believe that marching and shouting outside private businesses associated with a particular single tiny minority is a good …

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