Australia & NZ.

“Lest we forget”

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. Monday, November 11 Remembrance Day 2013 At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the …

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BDS Lynch Mob

This is from a comment left by A/Professor Jake Lynch on the article put up by New Matilda about the Shurat HaDin action against Lynch and perhaps in time the other BDS louts who believe that marching and shouting outside private businesses associated with a particular single tiny minority is a good …

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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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Sticking Up For Shurat HaDin.

My blog subscribes to New Matilda. It is dirty work but someone has to do it so it may as well be the blog. . It occasionally even scans the home page for anything interesting. My blog is a niche operation and pretty much only ever finds a certain set of …

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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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NSW Legislative Assembly Debate on Racism – Bondi Assault

Legislative Assembly PARLIAMENTARY DEBATES (HANSARD) FIFTY-FIFTH PARLIAMENT FIRST SESSION THURSDAY 31 OCTOBER 2013 ______ Authorised by the Parliament of New South Wales Incredible by-partisan support   Mr JOHN WILLIAMS (Murray-Darling) [11.13 a.m.]: I move: That this House notes the alleged assault on a group of Jewish people in Bondi last …

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MEDIA RELEASE – Executive Council of Australian Jewry

           Executive Council of Australian Jewry                                            MEDIA RELEASE 30 October 2013   Legal action by Israel Law Centre Shurat HaDin against the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies  “The campaign to boycott academic and other contacts with Israel is repugnant to all who sincerely seek a just and lasting resolution …

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Emirates Melbourne Cup – the racism that stops a nation

Emirates Melbourne Cup Day is described as “an exhilarating day that puts Australia firmly in the international sporting spotlight…the greatest thoroughbreds from around the world descend upon Flemington to battle it out for a chance at the $6.2 million in prize money and to cement their names into history… It …

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Michael Mansell rejects Jewish history

Tasmanian lawyer and indigenous activist Michael Mansell has rejected his nomination for an Australia Day award, claiming that it would be hypocritical of him to accept the award. He said “they are so inextricably linked to the coming of one race at the expense of another”. If rejecting the country he …

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Attack on Jewish group in Bondi

This is an excellent article incorporating everything known about the attack in Bondi. The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) strongly condemns the attack on five members of Sydney’s Jewish community in Bondi, in what appears to have been one of the most severe acts of racist violence against the …

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ALP ‘Friends of Israel’?

For decades one of the reflex compliments paid by the Australian Jews to almost any ALP politician has been “friend of Israel”. Encouraged by the emphatic enthusiasm for the Jewish State expressed a few decades ago by Bob Hawke, the pro-Israel Labor mantra continued almost unperturbed by “occasional” unpleasant realities on the …

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National Israeli Culture Competition Winner Announced!

    National Israeli Culture Competition Winner Announced! Over 200 entries from across Australia   October 24, 2013   The National Israeli Culture Photography Competition invited participants to submit photos related to Israeli Culture. The popular competition received over 200 entries from across Australia. The initiative, run by Hagshama Sydney, …

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Rosa’s Story

“I wonder if that Jewish girl Grandma and her parents saved from the Nazis survived the war?” This is a story of the Holocaust, survival, resistance and terror beyond the language and perhaps most importantly about the people who  Yad Vashem and the State of Israel term the Righteous Among the …

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