Australia & NZ.

Jews to ‘pay with blood’: Hizb ut-Tahrir extremist in Australia.

In another article in today’s Australian, there is again mention of a video of the top Australian cleric of extremist Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir.  This ‘man’ represents an organisation whose stated aim is to take over the world —  said recognising Jews constituted the “epitome of evil” because that would …

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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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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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Morrison’s Christian principles attacked by Costello & Burnside.

 Burnside condemns Scott Morrison’s “calculated cruelty”:  Cruel minister: Scott Morrison espouses Christian principles, but took an extraordinarily harsh stance on boat people. Now he will be dealing with another group of vulnerable people under the social services portfolio.  … For those who think boat people are criminals who should be …

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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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