Guest Post.

Sir Robert Menzies and Australia’s Jewish Community.

In an ABC documentary series to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Liberal Party of Australia, the daughter of Sir Robert Menzies, Heather Henderson, recalled that “sectarianism was alive and well in the fifties” and that her “father fought against that always.” Appreciating that he was at the helm of what was …

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The Forgotten Jewish Refugees From Arab Lands.

Much has been written about the Palestinian refugees, but little attention has been paid to nearly one million Jewish refugees forced to flee their Arab homelands in North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, the Levant and beyond. Between 1948-1972, approximately 586,000 Jews from Arab countries were resettled in Israel, while 200,000 …

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Israeli Navy Intercepts Hamas-bound Arms Shipment From Sinai.

Some individuals serve as terrorist entrepreneurs or enablers, working with multiple militant organizations of different backgrounds. Mohammed al-Zawari, an engineer who contributed to drone arsenals for both Hamas and Hizballah, was a notable example of a cross-group terrorist enabler until 2016, when Israel allegedly killed him in Tunisia. On Wednesday, …

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Where were you social warriors?

As bad as I feel for the family of George Floyd, I have a question for you. Where were you when millions of Jews were murdered? Where were you when an Israeli student was beaten unconscious on the subway for allegedly speaking Hebrew on his phone in Berlin? Where were …

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The story of “Refusenik” Chava Boroda.

Chava Boroda lives in Los Angeles, her family was among thousands of Jewish people from the USSR, whose story of moving to the United States as political refugees is truly inspiring. Chava’s family was among those “Refuseniks”¹ who proved to the world just how much a strong power of will …

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The Palestinian State Constitution.

Palestinian Arabs

In 2004,  shortly before the death of PLO leader Yasser Arafat, the Pope’s ambassador in Jerusalem, also known as the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Pietro Sambi, invited me to his  home on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem to present a document that he had received from Arafat. The document, in Arabic, …

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The world’s hypocrisy on UNRWA.

And the world is not silent. Let’s talk about hypocrisy.  Let’s talk about double standards.  Let’s talk about UNRWA. For years, UNRWA has been using its status as a UN organization as a cover for subversive actions against the State of Israel.  It is the only UN agency dedicated to …

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Shavlan- A biographical novel based on a true story.

SHAVLAN- A biographical novel based on a true story written by Eunice Blecker. Sarah Taube cowers in the bakery cellar clutching her three children, listening to the sounds of shooting and shouting by the White Cossacks during a pogrom. In order to survive, she enters into a bargain with the …

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Poisonous Antisemitism.

Israel is not immune to scrutiny or criticism, nor should it be. However, disturbing and increasing signs of a new and virulent strain of antisemitism have surfaced, disguised as anti-Zionism. When politicians like Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar so casually throw around antisemitic tropes reminiscent of much darker times in Jewish history, …

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In Defence of Ireland.

Guest post written by Jackie Goodall (Founder and Chairperson of the Ireland Israel Alliance) “The Ireland Israel Alliance (IIA) is a non-profit organisation based in Ireland. The aim of the IIA is to bring clarity and understanding to public perception of issues in the Middle East and to ensure such …

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Report Sheds Light on Hamas’s Sinai Arms Smuggling.

In recent years, Israel has waged a covert war against a large-scale Hamas effort to smuggle weapons into the Gaza Strip, a Hebrew-language media report has said. The Jan. 6 report, citing unspecified international media sources, was published in Walla News, one of the largest online Israeli news agencies. Since …

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Naomi Friedman: Understanding New Symbols of Antisemitism.

Confronting antisemitism today is more difficult than in the past because antisemites are becoming increasingly devious and antisemitic events are less “in-your-face” than the mass protests and violence characterizing earlier years. I want to use the antisemitic mural that was put up in the Student Center at York University in …

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