Shirlee Finn

‘In Flander’s Fields the Poppies Grow………’

A well-known and much loved poem written by John McCrae a poet and physician from Guelph, Ontario. The red poppies McCrae referred to had been associated with war since the Napoleonic Wars (1803–1815) when a writer of that time first noted how the poppies grew over the graves of soldiers.The …

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Rising star of the Left – Melissa Parke.

Melissa Parke is an Australian politician. She has been the ALP member of the Australian House of Representatives, for Fremantle, Western Australia, since 2007 . Two days ago, on October 27th, Max Chalmers of the good old ultra leftist rag “the new matilda” wrote: Melissa Parke breaks Labor ranks to …

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ADALAH – a grantee of the NIF

Adalah is an Arabic word which means justice  and denotes The Justice of God. It is among the five Shia Principles of the Religion. So what’s a so-called Israeli group, that is a grantee of the NIF – New Israel Fund, doing with an Arabic name? One also has to …

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Children at War.

We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children. We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.” Golda Meir, former Israeli Prime Minister, 1972.   Convention on the Rights …

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“Terra Australis”

Terror Australia, a play on the original and apt name of this great land ‘Terra Australis’ given that the Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced  an increase in National Terrorism Public Alert System last week . Seeing as to how Australia’s terror threat level has been raised from medium to high, …

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Are the Greens past their “Use By” date?

What’s the Greens problem? We know the Greens have issues. In fact the Greens have issues with anything and everything there is to have issues with. This article I came across whilst searching its origins, really has to be read: The far-left history of the Australian Greens The Australian Green …

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Jerusalem approves plan to build 2,200 Arab homes.

A few days ago Jerusalem announced their plan to build some 2,200 homes for Arabs in  the East Jerusalem Arab neighborhood of Arav al-Swahara. This is a very run down area of Jerusalem, According to the Times of Israel Arab residents of Jerusalem often accuse the municipality of failing to approve …

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South Australians Supporting Israel.

Just under two years ago three friends, Tania Fenwick, Ben White and Virginia Snape all from Adelaide, South Australia, joined together to support Israel during Operation Pillar of Cloud.  I wrote about it here  Daphne Anson Blog. From small beginnings in November 2012, their non denominational Facebook group  ‘South Australians …

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Antisemitism rears its ugly head in Bondi.

Residents of Bondi and Double Bay, the Jewish heart of Sydney were shattered to find antisemitic flyers in their mailboxes on Monday August 25th. The flyer appears to have come from a group by the name of  “Squadron 88” Facebook page here They say: squadron 88 is a NSW based …

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“Join Team AUSTRALIA”

Finally someone has the guts to stand up and say it how it is .   Today our esteemed Prime Minister Tony Abbott, told migrants  not to come here unless they are prepared to be part of “TEAM AUSTRALIA”. Terrific, about time and long overdue. Multiculturalism has destroyed the character …

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A Tale of Two Rallies & The Use of Children.

This last weekend, on crisp but sunny winter’s days in Sydney, I took myself into the City for two very different rallies. Two rallies which could not have contrasted more if they tried.. The second, on Sunday, the pro-Gaza rally, I had no desire to re-visit thanks to my previous …

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Antisemitic Cartoon and article cause an exchange of words.

Last week Daphne Anson highlighted an antisemitic cartoon and article in the Sydney Morning Herald She wrote that Aussie journalist Mike Carlton had published an antisemitic article in the  Sydney Morning Herald accompanied by an unmistakably antisemitic cartoon by Glen Le Lievre. Seems to me that these two with a history …

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Antisemitism at RALLY for GAZA.

I decided, against my better judgement and curiosity, to attend a pro-Gaza rally in the city (Sydney) on Sunday 13th July with a friend. …………… but let’s forget that for the moment. The night before, Saturday,  I and a few other Israel supporters, were posting on the Facebook page for …

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