Israel

Barack Obama: The Accidental Anti-Semite

Giulio Meotti is a rare bird. He is one of the few prominent non-Jewish journalists who covers the Arab-Israel conflict and who is unabashedly pro-Israel, but he’s not the only one.  The Jerusalem Post’s Khaled Abu Toameh, an Israeli Arab, immediately leaps to mind, but there are very few others. …

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Next year in Jerusalem

Written by Dr. Bill Anderson who is a frequent contributor to the media on Israel and has visited Israel on many occasions. Currently he is the Consultant Historian at the  Jewish Holocaust Museum and Research Centre in Melbourne………. At a time when Australian Jews have recently celebrated Rosh Hashanah – …

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Memorial to PM Yitzhak Rabin

Join the Zionist Council of NSW, together with the Zionist Youth Movements, Jewish Day Schools and BJE for a Memorial to PM Yitzhak Rabin Z’L – 18 years. 1922-1955 Open to the community – free entry Tuesday, 15th October at NCJWA – 111-113 Queen Street, Woollahra at 7:30pm. Representatives from …

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The J Street Crowd and its idiosyncrasies

ZFA Israel Advocacy Update. 3rd October 2013 – Submitted and written by Gabrielle ‘Gabsy’ Debinski. Media and Advocacy Director of the Zionist Federation of Australia…………….. “Peace and security. Nobody should choose between peace and security. The State of Israel doesn’t need to choose between peace and security…. As I’m fighting …

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Netanyahu Stands Up

At the United Nations General Assembly, today, Benjamin Netanyahu said the following: Israel will not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons, even if we have to stand alone. Yet in standing alone, Israel will know that we will be defending many, many others. If Israel hits Iranian nuclear facilities they can expect …

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Hitler understood propaganda, so do the Palestinians

 Written by Michael Curtis who is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in political science at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. USA. Curtis, the author of 30 books, is widely respected as an authority on the Middle East Faking news has become a Palestinian cottage industry. The most diabolic aspect of Palestinian propaganda is the …

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Expanding the Focus

Perhaps the biggest problem that we face in understanding the Arab-Israel conflict has to do with focus. That is, among western liberals the typical understanding of the conflict is that it is one between Israelis and Palestinians fighting over a bit of turf, since November of 1947, on the eastern …

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Obama at the United Nations (Or, Déjà Vu All Over Again)

The very prospect of going through Obama’s recent speech at the United Nations is just simply depressing.  Nevertheless, let’s have at it. In the near term, America’s diplomatic efforts will focus on two particular issues: Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons, and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Iran clearly has nothing to fear …

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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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Nicole Bernstein Hands Out Friendship and Hope

As my readers will recall, lecturer Ghassan Zakaria, of San Diego State University, gave out a map of the Middle East to his students with the homeland of the Jewish people deleted. This kind of thing is pernicious because without actually criticizing Israel, Zakaria merely makes the country of our …

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The Jews and Political Islam

The rise of political Islam represents the single most significant challenge to the Jewish people in the world today. Political Islam, as it is represented by such organizations as the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, and Hamas, is a deeply malicious political movement that we in the west should be forcefully …

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‘Two-state clarification.’

ZFA Israel Advocacy Update. 18 September 2013 – Submitted and written by Gabrielle ‘Gabsy’ Debinski. Media and Advocacy Director of the Zionist Federation of Australia…………….. I was horrified this week to come across a piece titled ‘Two-State Illusion’ which appeared on the front page of the New York Times Opinion Page last …

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The year that was 5773

ZFA Israel Advocacy Update. 04 September 2013. Submitted and written by Gabsy Debinski. Media and Advocacy Director of the Zionist Federation of Australia…………….. As always when it comes to Israel, and the Jewish world, the past year has been bitter-sweet; marked by both pain and celebration. Currently, Israel stands as …

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Taking Back Our History

The Jewish people in the Middle East are a people under siege. Aside from the perpetual violence leveled at the Jewish minority in the region, the Jewish people are also subject to the theft of our history.  This is a theft that cannot be measured in financial terms.  This is …

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