Shirlee Finn

“Peace for our time”

“Peace for our time” a famous four word phrase from Benjamin Disraeli, who said upon returning from the Congress of Berlin in 1878, “I have returned from Germany with peace for our time”. This was echoed in a speech given on 30 September 1938 by British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain …

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‘ANZAC’ Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.

‘ANZAC’ is the acronym for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. Anzac Day is one of Australia and New Zealand’s most important national commemorative occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. It further …

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Bibi “Down Under”.

What an historical time and exciting few days we are having in Sydney with Bibi – Benjamin Netanyahu in town.  It was certainly a very moving experience listening to hear him speak in Central Synagogue. This is the first visit ever of an Israeli Prime Minister to Australia, he has …

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The Enemy Within at it again!

The AJDS – the Australian Jewish Democratic Society, aka ‘the enemy within’ are at it again, though nowhere near as bad as this article I wrote in September 2013.  The Enemy Within. They are based in Melbourne which is the centre of ‘leftism’ in this country. It’s bad enough having …

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Greens ‘Left Renewal’ and ‘Invasion Day’.

Senator Lee Rhiannon and  NSW MP David Shoebridge — anchor a newly formed hard left Greens faction which recognises neither the rule of law, Police Authority nor the Australian state is a worry. They further say  it will work to “bring about the end of capitalism”. The formation of the …

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The Great Wall of Saudi Arabia.

Where is the hue and cry against the news that  Saudi Arabia has built a 600-Mile (965 klms) ‘Great Wall’ to Shield Itself From ISIS?  Not a peep. Where are the Greens, where are these do-gooders and ‘Palestinian’ supporters ? Israel built a barrier to separate Herself from murderers, Jihadists …

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Lebanon: Not all apartheid is created equal.

What is apartheid ? According to Wikipedia, Apartheid (which is an Afrikaans word meaning “apartness”) was a political and social system in South Africa while it was under white minority rule (meaning white people ruled the country, even though there were not as many of them as there were black …

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The ‘Palestinian’ Art of Stone -Throwing.

 Stone-throwing.  What  is it with Palestinians, read Arabs ? A definition of stone-throwing Individuals or groups who deliberately target and attempt to maim or murder people, by throwing rocks of a size and mass that can accomplish this objective, either directly at them, or at the vehicles in which they …

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Someone has the ‘balls’ to stand up to the NIF. Goodonyer!

Excuse the language folks, but about ‘bloody time’ someone told the NIF – New Israel Fund, where to go. The Maccabean – the Perth Jewish community’s newspaper has just done that.   Since its founding in 1979, the NIF has provided over $250 million to more than 850 organizations. In …

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Israel’s Eye on the Olympics.

In October 2014, it was reported by the military magazine ‘IsraelDefense’  that an Israeli company had been selected to coordinate security for the 2016 Rio Olympics in a deal worth $2.2 billion. International Security and Defence Systems -ISDS, is a multinational security firm based in Nir Zvi, Israel which will …

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BDS useless idiots.

This BDS Poster was posted on Facebook today by someone concerned it would hurt Israel. BDS?  Really. I didn’t think there was a company on there which was Israeli. Do these so-called BDS activists have a brain in their heads? I decided to check them out. DKNY – Donna Karan …

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Open Letter to Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation.

The Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation (ACJC) at Monash University  equips students with an understanding of Jewish civilisation in its many aspects – language and literature, history, theology, philosophy, rabbinics, law, politics and sociology. The first-year gateway units provide students with an understanding of the foundations of Jewish history, followed …

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Where does the ‘State of Palestine’ get its money from?

So where does ‘Palestine’ get its money from?  A good question which came to mind a while back. Constantly on the pro-‘Palestinian’ sites and Facebook pages one hears comments about the United States of America running Israel, giving money to Israel, Israel being America’s lap dog etc., etc.  They clearly …

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ANZAC Day: April 25th.

ANZAC is the acronym for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps was a World War 1 army corps of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force which was formed in Egypt in 1915 and operated during the Battle of Gallipoli. The corps was disbanded in 1916 …

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A surprise from Kuwait.

On March 27th, doing a crawl through the pro-Palestinian leftist Facebook ‘Israel hate sites’, I came upon a video from the Kuwait Times, regarding the shooting of an Arab by a member of the IDF. I was angry after having posted and argued earlier elsewhere that I thought a person …

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From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be free!

From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be free! This is where they’d like us to be.!! How many times have we heard those dreadful words about the fictitious country of ‘Palestine’. With these words etched in one’s mind, how can we possibly for one moment think that the …

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Antisemitism v anti-Semitism.

fighting antisemitism

The incorrect spelling of antisemitism is getting to me more and more of late. I feel the need to write about it in order to get people to spell it correctly by learning the meaning of the words and where they originated. Somewhere, somehow in recent years the spelling has …

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“Peace & Conflict” studies to be downgraded.

Christian Kerr writes in the The Australian newspaper today  that University of Sydney has foreshadowed a downgrading of its controversial Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, following a drop in student enrollments. The centre and its director, associate professor Jake Lynch, have been embroiled in a string of public squabbles …

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Happy Australia day. January 26th

Happy Australia Day. Let’s remember what a great country we have and celebrate with this poem about the history of our flag. Our Flag wears the stars that blaze at night, In our Southern skies of blue, And a little old flag in the corner, That’s part of our heritage …

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Yesh Din: A Grantee of the New Israel Fund.

Yesh Din, an NGO operating in Israel and is a grantee of the New Israel Fund.  It receives funding from the world’s largest anti-Israel countries and organisations. On its website, in its ‘About’ section Yesh Din says: Yesh Din is a volunteer organization working to defend the human rights of …

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