Australia & NZ.

Australia Day: January 26th.

HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY. Australia Day is the National Day of Australia and commemorates the arrival of The ‘First Fleet’ which is the name given to the 11 ships which left Great Britain on 13 May 1787 to found a penal colony that became the first European settlement in Australia. The …

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Oh, the Hypocrisy of Temple Beth Israel- it’s breathtaking .

Temple Beth announced they will be holding a Pride Shabbat Bursting with moral rectitude, they announced: It is at the core of who we are as Progressive Jews to recognise that this space knows no gender, race, or sexuality; the paradigm we form must be equitable and inclusive.  This is …

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In Sydney, A Vision Of An Islamic Army.

Well might Bibi Netanyahu tweet: Well did the great communicator make that point in the magnificent speech he made, to rapturous applause, at the Grand Synagogue in Paris. This past weekend, in the Sydney suburb of Lakemba, a speech of a rather different complexion took place at a “public event” …

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Among Australian Jewry,none so Blind as those who Won’t See.

Newly posted to Facebook by The Online Hate Prevention Institute  (run by Dr Andre Oboler): As breathtakingly naive as it is ostensibly nice. For this goes far beyond condemnation of attacks on individuals who happen to be Muslim, and gratuitous baiting of members of the Muslim community, disgraceful behaviour which …

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Remembering Australia’s 1st. Jihadist Attack – 1 January 1915

  The Department of Veteran’s Affairs announced last March that the centenary of the Battle of Broken Hill on 1 January 2014 would not be formally commemorated by the Australian Government. That decision will now be seen in hindsight by many as a wise one indeed – following the fallout …

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Oy Vey! Sussan Ley.

Tony Abbott’s recent reshuffle saw Sussan Ley promoted to the Cabinet, taking on the role of Minister for Health and Sport.  Let’s find out a bit more about her: Sussan Ley: From punk rocker to health minister As a high school student in Canberra in the 1970s, Ley walked around …

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#illridewithyou Hashtag Hypocrisy.

Hashtag Hypocrisy. In October last year, a gang assaulted 5 Jewish people as they were walking home from a Shabbat dinner.  Not only were some of the victims injured, but the trauma of the event would have made them very wary of venturing out at night again. In August this …

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Think Again. # we’ll walk with Tori Johnson & Katrina Dawson.

Once again I am posting a beautiful item written by my rabbi in this week’s newsletter from my shul/synagogue, Coogee. NSW. I have to say I was in tears at the end of reading this. I went to visit the makeshift shrine at Martin Place today. The overall sombre tone …

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Radical Muslim cleric goes unchecked

Just picked this up in my News subscription from today’s “The Drum” on the ABC website. Thought it was a good article to re-post Rachael Kohn – opinion. In this article first published in 2009, ABC Religion broadcaster Rachael Kohn wrote about the “extreme attention-seeking behaviour” of Sheik Haron, the …

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How to win a Walkley Award

Israel Advocacy Update. Written by Emily Gian. Media and Advocacy Director, Zionist Federation of Australia.. How to win a Walkley Award – Step 1: Become Middle East Correspondent. Step 2: Write incessantly against Israel. Back in 2010, Fairfax’s Paul McGeough won what used to be considered as one of Australia’s …

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Johnny On The Spot Blames It All On Illegal Jews.

   This picture is of an avian specimen very common around here grabbed at random from Google however is identical to a creature that prances around the courtyard among the water dragons all day and peers through the glass door of my office most mornings as I type.  Quaint and …

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‘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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Bob Carr of ‘Australia’s Protocols of Zion Paranoia.’

Posted with the permission of Rabbi Shmuley Boteach from his Facebook page. As an American who is married to an Australian, whose children are Australian citizens, and who visits this beautiful country annually, I care deeply when the decency of Australia is maligned by the likes of Bob Carr. His …

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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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Arab Loans & Arab Voters:Whitlam’s hostility to Israel & its causes.

The death this week of Gough Whitlam (1916-2014), prime minister of Australia from 1973-75, has of course many obituaries and reminiscences. Popular columnist Andrew Bolt sums up Whitlam well here: ‘Gough Whitlam was lucky his government was sacked in 1975. To our cultural elite, that turned him from a failure …

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With Friends Like This.

This is a New Year greeting from NSW Labor to the NSW Jewish community just a few weeks after NSW Labor served up a big bowl of something red and smelly to the NSW Jewish community and for that matter everyone else who might think the Middle East Jews are …

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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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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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Mike Carlton and the ‘Dirty Half Dozen’.

Tweed Valley based Green/Left site and best friend forever, the Echo has taken some of the hedge out of Crikey’s contract with formerly prominent mouth-ache, Mike Carlton; a development that I take personally and as an intrusion into my peaceful valley. When Carlton wrote for the Sydney Morning Herald there …

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