Australia & NZ.

Blurred lines: When BDS becomes blatant antisemitism.

Published with the permission of AIJAC – Australia Israel Jewish Affairs Council Written by Sharyn Mittelman Advocates of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel (BDS) often argue that their campaign is not antisemitic, despite the fact that openly antisemitic statements come up frequently among activists and forums associated with the …

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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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F’mer Min.Demands Uni takes action anti-Israel Protesters

Former ALP Minister for Higher Education Excoriates “Repulsive” Anti-Israel Protesters, Demands University Take Disciplinary Action. Sent: Friday, 13 March 2015. 4:03 PM. To: ‘vice.chancellor@sydney.edu.au’ Subject: Violent disruption of Kemp talk Dear Dr Spence, On Wednesday 11 March I attended a meeting at Sydney University that was addressed by Colonel Richard …

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Jake Lynch: A study in ‘Peace and Conflict’.

  Yesterday,March 11 2015, Associate professor Jake Lynch, the director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney; an executive member of the Sydney Peace Foundation, secretary general of the International Peace Research Association created a study in conflict of his own making. Jake Lynch …

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Hizb ut-Tahrir Antisemitism in Sydney, Australia

From the web site of  Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia The Reasons for the Establishment of Hizb ut-Tahrir Hizb ut-Tahrir was established in response to the saying of Allah (swt), “Let there be among you a group that invites to the good, orders what is right and forbids what is evil, and …

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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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Murdering Words

An article at New Matilda from an Australian academic on something he proceeds to prove to be very much outside his field. How often do you see that? In this case the something is freedom of speech. Also geopolitics and the notion of racism. As a consequence the professor has …

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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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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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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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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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