Australia & NZ.

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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Kevin Rudd & Bob Carr have gone underground

Australia’s Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Foreign Affairs Minister Senator Bob Carr have gone underground since Carr announced on 8 August at the  Lakemba Mosque in Sydney that Rudd personally as well as the Labor Party had adopted as policy that Jews had no right to legally live in the …

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Danby: Carr got it wrong

Written by Adam Kamien.  Australian Jewish News. Aug 23rd 2013.. Michael Danby is the Federal Member of Parliament for Melbourne Ports, which has a large Jewish population.    Michael Danby has accused Bob Carr of accepting the “narrow view” of a department within his ministry on the legality of Israeli …

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Cannold’s honeymoon with Wikileaks ends

Leslie Cannold’s decision to stand for Julian Assange’s Wikileaks Party was always questionable, given her feminist ideals; after all, he’s been accused of raping two women. Moreover, his link with anti-Semites and alleged anti-Semitic pronouncements were an unlikely pairing for a secular Jew like Cannold. See: http://jewsdownunder.wordpress.com/2013/08/04/does-wikileaks-have-a-problem-with-jews-2/ She vigorously defended …

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Why a Jew might vote DLP in Melbourne Ports

By Rabbi Dr Shimon Cowen The electorate of Melbourne Ports, which houses several strong traditional religious populations – Jewish, Catholic and Greek Orthodox, amongst others – is in this election year in an unprecedented situation. The candidates of both major parties have emerged explicitly supporting same sex marriage. Kevin Ekendahl, …

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Neither Orthodox nor Reform

Australia has a large and diverse community that offers much choice when it comes to synagogues and Jewish education. From Orthodox to Reform and most things in between; there is something for everyone. With a significant proportion of Holocaust survivors and their progeny, a very strong Chabad presence which spurred …

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Muslims condemn Cairo crackdown

Muslim protestors marched through our fair City of Sydney at the weekend. AND we were stopped having a peaceful rally during Operation Pillar of Smoke. We had to hide like frightened rabbits on the Mizrachi synagogue………… Video originally posted at Daphne Anson: Here

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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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Yes, Let’s Boycott MB!

Who doesn’t love going to Max Brenner, with their delicious hot chocolate and yummy ice cream confections. There’s a wonderful ambience in their cafes: the city venues are fun places to go, constantly packed with people, whereas the suburban ones are quieter, the perfect place to relax and drink chocolate …

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Is the JCCV in ‘Noddy Land’?

I thought is was an April Fools Joke. Our own JCCV, which is funded by the Jewish Community is using their resources their know all, to work with the Islamic Community to complete an Islamic Museum. I’m not sure that’s how I would like my donations to a Jewish organisation …

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Al-Quds Day in Melbourne: Antisemitic Images

Written by Julie Nathan, Research Officer, Executive Council of Australian Jewry………. Melbourne held its first Al-Quds Day rally this year. The short video of the rally and march shows about fifty people gathered on the steps of the State Library, with speakers giving speeches, and protestors waving anti-Israel banners. The …

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Al-Quds Day in Sydney: Delete Zionists

Written by Julie Nathan, Research Officer, Executive Council of Australian Jewry………… Around 150 people attended, plus a police contingent of over a dozen officers. An Israeli flag at the rally had the words “Delete Zionists” painted on the blue stripes, and the Star of David was circled and crossed out. …

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Tim Fischer blames the Jews – Again!

Barney Zwartz writes in The Age that Tim Fischer, the former Australian Deputy PM, claimed the New York Jewish lobby had unfairly blackened the name of WWII Pope Pius XII “in the interests of a modern political agenda”. “Pius has been criticised for not doing enough to protect Jews during …

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