Shirlee Finn

The sound of the Shofar resounds through Martin Place

MEMORIAL SERVICE ” KRISTALLNACHT – The NIGHT OF BROKEN GLASS” 9 NOVEMBER, 1938  Today I attended a memorial service in Martin Place, organised by the Council of Christians and Jews,  commemorating 75 years since the dreadful event known as Kristallnacht. It was very moving and tastefully executed with Six readings …

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BDS – Peace and Conflict Studies? Hardly !

BDS activist quiz

“Israeli law center Shurat HaDin has filed a legal suit in the Australian federal court against the director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at Sydney University in Australia Jake Lynch for supporting the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement. Previously the organization filed a complaint against Lynch …

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Again: Arabs Fly Nazi Flag Near Road

 The flag was hung high above the highway between Halhoul and the Etzion Bloc. By Arutz Sheva  On opening my daily news subscriptions this morning, I was confronted by the above headline. What is the matter with these people?  They clearly have no idea what it represents. One only has …

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Arabs ‘Down Under’

Here in Australia, we aren’t the only people ‘down under’ in the world, as the name of this site suggests. In Gaza ‘down under’, the Gazan Arabs are working hard like little ants scurry and tunnelling every which way in their daily lives.  Maybe they think they are moles or …

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Mauritania to UN Watch: No slavery in the country?

Of course they surely jest? But first let’s read both submissions to the UN. Published  Here September 16, 2013 This morning, Mauritania’s delegation to the UN Human Rights Council responded to UN Watch and rejected the wide-spread and well-documented persistence of slavery in the country. Below is the speech as …

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‘The Enemy Within’

The AJDS – Australian Jewish Democratic Society – despite being a “Jewish” organisation, is virtually like having the enemy in our midst. They are commonly called “the enemy within”. They are a Jewish group with extreme leftist views who do all they can to demonise Israel. To my way of …

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Israel-bashing seminar does ANU no credit

An excellent article in the Australian, written by Prof.Gerald M. Steinberg who heads the NGO Monitor Research Institute. Steinberg is a professor of Political Science at Bar Ilan University and the founder of the Program on Conflict Management and Negotiation. Steinberg is the Founder and President of NGO Monitor. Steinberg …

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The ‘hate fest’ of the year coming to a university near you!!

On Wednesday 11th September and Thursday 12th September, our National University in Canberra is hosting a conference for “Human rights in Palestine”. “This conference/hate fest is associated with a project on ‘Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories’ funded by the British Academy and the Australian National …

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Rally: Free Palestine – Boycott Max Brenner

From the Facebook page of Palestine Action Group Sydney “As part of the ongoing campaign for solidarity with Palestine, Palestine Action Group will be holding a peaceful protest against Max Brenner at Parramatta Westfield on Saturday, 17 August to show solidarity with Palestine and boycott Israeli apartheid. Max Brenner is …

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Egypt’s Massacre, Viewed From Field Hospital

This is an exclusive account of a first-hand account of the siege of the Rabia al-Adawiya field hospital by Egyptian security forces on August 14th 2013 Where is the world outcry on this? Can you imagine the screaming headlines around the world if this was Israel? I know the answer …

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“What is the agenda of the Sydney Alliance?”

 What is the Sydney Alliance? This, according to their very expensive web site, is what they are. Sydney Alliance: “The Sydney Alliance is a citizens’ coalition whose vision is to provide the community with a voice to express common values and aspirations for a fair and just Sydney. Sydney Alliance …

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O Little Town of Marrickville

O little town of Bethlehem How still we see thee lie On Tuesday, July 2, in the Tom Foster Hall in Newtown, in the Municipality of Marrickville, Friends of Bethlehem held a Special General Meeting of its membership, who unanimously voted to join the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against …

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