More about the election and politicians

More evidence can now be given about the likely direction of the Jewish vote at the recent federal election. Read more

The recent election: more evidence about the Jewish vote

In the article I posted here a day or two ago, I tried to examine the Jewish vote at the 18 May federal election, using as evidence the postal votes in the seat of Wentworth in NSW. Read more

Some thoughts on the Australian election

Before turning to consider how the “Jewish vote” performed at the 18 May 2019 election, I would like to make some broader points. Read more

Christchurch Massacre Put in Context: An Excuse for Hostility

March 20, 2019 by  

No one in their right mind can have any reaction to the massacre of innocent Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand than outrage and deep sympathy for the victims and their families. Read more

The myth of William Cooper

December 14, 2018 by  

Week after week, the Australian Jewish media has presented many stories about William Cooper’s protest at the German Consulate in Melbourne over Kristallnacht…writes Bill Rubinstein. Read more

Immigration and common sense: The real facts about Australia

August 20, 2018 by  

In common with the majority of people, I never heard of Senator Fraser Anning before he made his controversial speech on immigration…writes Bill Rubinstein. Read more

The New Israel Fund’s misplaced generosity

The New Israel Fund (NIF) has been much in the news lately, with its supporters here holding high profile meetings in Sydney and Melbourne…writes Bill Rubinstein. Read more

The “Gen17” survey is deeply flawed

April 13, 2018 by  

Although the “Gen17” survey is, of course, a notable achievement in many respects, it is also deeply flawed, and its flaws and deficiencies ought to be pointed out in order to improve any future community survey of this kind…writes Bill Rubinstein. Read more

Religious Liberals: On the Way Down?…asks Bill Rubinstein

December 10, 2017 by  

A recent report in the Australian Jewish News (“Rabbis Urge Compassion,” 24 November) concerned  a meeting of the Council of Progressive Rabbis and the Council of Masorti Rabbis in Australia. Read more

The Same Sex Marriage vote, the JCCV, and issues of interest

November 20, 2017 by  

My article about the JCCV and its increasingly left-wing orientation, “Out of Left Field,”  which appeared on J-Wire some weeks ago, attracted 79 responses, possibly a record. Now that the referendum has been held, there are a number of further points which I would like to raise, both for information for the community and for further discussion…writes Bill Rubinstein. Read more

From Statelessness to Power: Israel and the reversal of anti-semitism

November 5, 2017 by  

In recent years the State of Israel has become an object of deep affection for many of the Western world’s conservatives, especially in the United States…writes Bill Rubinstein. Read more

From Out of Left Field: The JCCV shifts to the Left

October 20, 2017 by  

Anyone familiar with the stances adopted by the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) in recent time will surely have noticed that it has shifted sharply to the left, especially over, but not limited to, the referendum on same sex marriage…writes Professor Bill Rubenstein. Read more