Holocaust – Shoah

Festive event at Beth Weizmann Sukkah for grant recipients

  September 30, 2013 Three community organisations have been awarded Victorian State funding A sunny afternoon brought together members of the community at the Beth Weizmann Community Centre to attend a presentation ceremony for Victorian state government grants. Beth Weizmann Community Centre, Caulfield Hebrew Congregation and the National Council of …

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Steering clear of talking about terror.

ZFA Israel Advocacy Update. 25 September 2013 – Submitted and written by Gabrielle ‘Gabsy’ Debinski. Media and Advocacy Director of the Zionist Federation of Australia……………..   The world has been rocked by tragedy over the past week. Closest to home, Israel is in mourning. First, twenty-year old Israeli, Tomer Hazan was lured …

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Syria – London Eleven Need Help From Heaven

Latest opinion piece from David Singer, an Australian Lawyer, Foundation Member of the International Analyst Network and Convenor of Jordan is Palestine International. Only divine intervention now seems likely to justify continuing support for the anti- Assad forces in Syria by the group known as the London 11 – United …

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ECAJ Media Release – anti-Israel conference

          Peter Wertheim, Executive Director of the ECAJ, issued the following media statement regarding the  conference for ‘Human Rights in Palestine’, which is being held at the ANU – Australian National University in Canberra. “A conference that features fringe conspiracy theorists and ideologues and omits recognised scholars in the field …

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Israel-bashing seminar does ANU no credit

An excellent article in the Australian, written by Prof.Gerald M. Steinberg who heads the NGO Monitor Research Institute. Steinberg is a professor of Political Science at Bar Ilan University and the founder of the Program on Conflict Management and Negotiation. Steinberg is the Founder and President of NGO Monitor. Steinberg …

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Obama and Kerry converted on road to Damascus

Written by David Singer, an Australian Lawyer, Foundation Member of the International Analyst Network and Convenor of Jordan is Palestine International .………….. The swiftness with which attention is now being focused on collecting and destroying chemical weapons located in Syria has been truly breathtaking. Last Friday 6 September – President …

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Syria – What Next?

El-Masri asks for help from Israel

Written by – Susan Parsons….  Before I go into this I must add an important disclaimer: this situation is changing by the minute! I have almost recovered from Rosh Hashana and am on a bit of a ‘high’ regarding Mr Abbott’s election. Parts of the past week were, of course, spent with family and …

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ECAJ statement in reponse to Bob Carr

The ECAJ – Executive Council of Australian Jewry, released the following Statement in response to the speech at Lakemba by Bob Carr “I do not accept the legal arguments put by Foreign Minister Carr. No previous Australian Foreign Minister has publicly declared that “all” the settlements in the West Bank …

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The Asylum Seeker debate is getting out of hand

 Discussion started by Michael Burd…………….. The Asylum Seeker debate is getting out of hand and Jewish community Leaders, representatives, and Rabbis are all trying to out ‘’compassion” each other. One of these was AIJAC a wonderful and valuable Israeli Lobby group or at least I thought it was just a …

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