Holocaust – Shoah

19 Jews in Egypt

As the Elder of Ziyon reports there are about 19 Jews left in the country of Egypt… and what they are doing there is anyone’s guess. The Jews were ethnically cleansed from the Middle East, with the obvious exception of Israel, after World War II and after Israel’s War of Independence.  Between …

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“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 – 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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Persecution of Christians worldwide – except in Israel.

Barney Zwartz, The Age’s religion editor, writes about the persecution facing Christians worldwide: As Christian villager Asia Bibi languished in a Pakistani jail awaiting death by hanging for drinking water from a Muslim cup, two suicide bombers killed 85 worshippers in a Peshawar church.  For Egypt’s Copts, who risk having …

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Ode to Kristallnacht

Written and submitted by Dr. Bill Anderson. His outstanding career has included lecturing on the Holocaust at Deakin University for over 20 years  and is currently Historical Consultant and Educator at the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Melbourne and has led ‘Australian Adult March of the Living’ trips to Poland and …

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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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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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Jewish leaders condemn ‘anti-Semitic’ attack – including CCTV footage of the Bondi antisemitic attack

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2013/10/27/jewish-leaders-condemn-anti-semitic-attack Four men and a woman were injured after a group of males allegedly made anti- Semitic comments to them, assaulting them as they walked home. CCTV footage shows the brawl that ensued as eight people attacked a group returning from a Jewish Sabbath dinner. Five people were taken to …

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In Tinsel Town, an anti-BDS initiative

Reports the Jewish Daily Forward: ‘The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, which aims to isolate Israel because of its occupation of the West Bank, has often had trouble gaining traction on other fronts. But the performing arts have emerged as the one field in which calls to boycott the Jewish …

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The Peace Process Two-Step (Updated)

In a piece entitled, Is Kerry Precipitating Another Intifada?, by Jonathan Tobin over at Commentary, he writes: But not everyone is taking the talks that were forced upon the parties by Secretary of State John Kerry as a total non-event. Yuval Diskin, a former head of Israel’s Shin Bet security agency, …

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Hamas Admits Being Behind ‘Terror Tunnel’

Gaza’s “military wing”, the Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, admits it masterminded terror tunnel that led from Gaza into an Israeli kibbutz. By Elad Benari – Israel National News The so-called “military wing” of Gaza’s ruling Hamas terror group, the Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, has admitted that it masterminded the “terror …

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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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The Racist Israeli anti-Rapist

On any given day I never know what is going to leap out. My wife has asked me how it is that I never seem to get writer’s block and my response is that when you cover the Arab-Israel conflict there is always, but always, something to write about.  Not …

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The US Cuts Aid to Egypt

The tidbit below was written by Michael Wilner and published at the Jerusalem Post. WASHINGTON – The US has decided to alter its military aid to Egypt, the State Department said on Wednesday, after Sunday’s clashes in the Arab world’s most populous nation resulted in the deaths of 57 people. …

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“A week of success stories.”

ZFA Israel Advocacy Update. 3rd October 2013 – Submitted and written by Gabrielle ‘Gabsy’ Debinski. Media and Advocacy Director of the Zionist Federation of Australia…………….. Those of you who follow the communal press would have seen the debate that arose as a result of my advocacy update on the J …

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