Guest Post.

Even Peaceniks are terror targets

Winston Churchill famously remarked “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.” I’ve often suspected the reason some Jews join with our enemies is that the belief that if they support terrorists who want to destroy Israel and the Jews, they will be spared. …

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Water Apartheid

Temple Mount

We take it for granted that if someone is thirsty, we must give them water. It’s part of the Jewish tradition: …The famous Jewish sage Hillel said: “Don’t do unto others what you would not want do to you – that is the whole Torah; the rest is commentary” (Babylonian …

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BDS – Boycott Dates

 As readers will know, Dates were one of the Seven Species in ancient Israel: The Seven Species (Shivat Haminim in Hebrew) are the seven types of fruits and grains named in the Torah (Deuteronomy 8:8) as the main produce of the land of Israel. In ancient times these foods were …

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Aussie Churches Spreading Lies

A friend recently attended a concert at the local Uniting Church and picked up a glossy pamphlet published by the Palestine Israel Ecumenical Network (PIEN).  While I’m well aware of the Uniting Church’s animus against Israel, the lies it contained truly shocked me.  Its stated mission: express solidarity with the …

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Offensive Cartoons

There’s been much media coverage about cartoons which are apparently so offensive that people feel compelled to kill the cartoonist or even those who publish or promote such cartoons. It is therefore instructive to reflect on how Jews react to cartoons they find offensive. I will just select a few …

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Kenya is building an apartheid wall! Where’s the outcry?

News that Kenya is planning to build a wall to protect its citizens against terrorists invading from Somalia will no doubt enrage some of  Marrickville’s ex-councillors. The New York Times reported: Mandera, Kenya: As the border gate opened early in the morning, minibuses dropped off passengers, donkey-led carts trotted through and …

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Holy Moses; not a Palestinian in sight!

 The news that  Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria is restoring artist John Herbert’s Moses Bringing Down the Tables of the Law is cause for celebration. Moses, who lived about 1391-1271 BCE, figured in the most momentous events in Jewish history.  He led the Jews out of slavery in Egypt, guided …

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Oy Vey: Jews Rally For and Against Islamisation

During the recent protests, Jews divided their support between opposing sides. So which one is the ‘right’ side? I hope that Jews – whichever side they chose – oppose: ·        Racism (and that includes anti-Semitism). Most Jews believe in an inclusive multiethnic society, such as exists in Australia and Israel.  …

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Temple Beth Israel’s mates believe Jews responsible for 9/11

   It’s great when people from diverse backgrounds come together. Last year, Temple Beth Israel treated their guests to a rich cultural experience when they staged an Interfaith Sacred Concert “based around composer Ernest Bloch’s Avodath Hakodesh (Sacred Service)… with its exhortation to praise G-d with music and dancing… with …

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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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Aussie Rabbi attacks Brigitte Gabriel.

Back in 2007, I attended a JNF function at the Crown Casino in honour of John Howard, who was awarded the Jerusalem Prize for his friendship and commitment to Israel.  For me the main draw card was keynote speaker, Brigitte Gabriel, who I had long admired as a woman of …

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The irrelevance of being MIRIAM

It always surprises me how people applaud crassness when it emanates from someone they’ve seen on TV. For instance, Miriam Margolyes previously described former Prime Minister John Howard, as a ”pillock” – this from a person who went to Cambridge (admittedly through influence) and who on receiving Australian citizen in …

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Tasmania: The New Jerusalem?

 Few visiting Critchley Parker Junior Reserve, a bushland park in Upper Beaconsfield, Tasmania, would ponder how got its name, but there’s a fascinating story behind it: Critchley Parker Junior was the only son of Ernest Frank Critchley Parker a self made publishing magnate… … born into a life of luxury, …

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Is David Hicks the new Dreyfus?

This week it was reported that David Hicks, who was arrested fighting alongside the Taliban, might have his conviction overturned. … Hicks, who pleaded guilty to providing material support for terrorism, was likely to be cleared after legal challenges to the process under which he was convicted. He had gone …

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Why did Australia honour Saudi Arabian King?

The news this week that flags were lowered in Australia to mark the death of a tyrant – Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz – came as a shock. The Sydney Morning Herald reported: Flags on government buildings around the country were being flown at half-mast on Saturday to mark …

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Prince Charles: “Je Suis Charlie”?

Daniel Pipes has been documenting Prince Charles’ relationship to Islam, examining the possibility that he has secretly converted to Islam. Here are some extracts: In a 1997 Middle East Quarterly article titled “Prince Charles of Arabia,” Ronni L. Gordon and David M. Stillman looked at evidence that Britain’s crown prince …

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Westerners Who Shill For Terror States.

With all the outpouring of support for jailed Aussie journalist Peter Greste, we tend to have lost sight of the reality, especially when the media laud him as a martyr for press freedom.  Consider this editorial in The Age: Gathering the news without fear or favour. It has now been …

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