Media Watch

October 14, 2017 by  

In the meantime, we now have that disgraceful piece put together by the ABC, in cahoots with Paul Barry, aired last Monday night (09/10) on ‘Media Watch’ regarding Jewish complaints of bias in reporting of the Israel/Palestinian conflict GOING BACK YEARS. Read more

Whose Land?

August 7, 2017 by  

We attended the world premiere of this extraordinary Film/documentary by long time film producer UK’s Hugh Kitson last night in Melbourne to a packed audience who were blown away. Read more

Bob Carr should look in his own back yard

August 1, 2017 by  

Before Bob Carr starts to badmouth Israel and to speak of the rights of the Palestinians, perhaps he should consider restoring to the Australian aborigines the land taken from them by the white man. Read more

Wanting introductions

July 28, 2017 by  

I’m architect and professor in Brazil. Read more

An open letter to Rabbi Milecki

July 21, 2017 by  

Dear Rabbi Milecki

Over the past months you and your family have reminded the public repeatedly of your and your Rebbetzin’s self-sacrifice and good works for the South Head community during the 32 years of your employ by the Synagogue, and the hardships that this imposed on you and your family. Read more

Is the Rabbi Being Offered Fair Compensation?

July 21, 2017 by  

Mr Hochroth refers to an offer of more than one million dollars to the Rabbi but fails to mention that included in this offer are existing current  debt obligations to the Rabbi for the following: Read more

Helping South Head

July 2, 2017 by  

The people who are currently “helping” South Head Synagogue survive are actually only helping Rabbi Milecki and that is the antithesis of helping South Head – it will bring about its demise. Read more

South Head congregant asks questions

July 2, 2017 by  

Rabbi Milecki and his supporters claim that he has put the congregation first for the past 32 years. Read more

South Head’s period of serenity

June 28, 2017 by  

Over the last six weeks we have noticed a beautiful calm serenity in shul on Friday night.

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Schizophrenic: An American Zionist in Israel

May 30, 2017 by  

I was disappointed and distressed that J-Wire should publish Gideon Ben-Zvi’s otherwise excellent article under the above headline.  The use of the word Schizophrenic, both in the headline and in the text of the article, reinforces the misconception that schizophrenia is equivalent to split personality. Read more

Kol HaKavod

May 23, 2017 by  

I refer to a letter by Shaun Segal in the Australian Jewish News last Friday 19 May,2017. Dr Segal writes Kol HaKavod to the Board and finance committee of South Head Synagogue but I must question for what is the Kol HaKavod? Read more

Seeking Gerald Benson

March 24, 2017 by  

In 2009 Peter Benson provided Joseph Kensell of the Great Synagogue, Sydney with background information on the Bernstein family, in particular on Henry Lawrence Bernstein, the brother of his grandfather, Gerald. Read more

There are good people out there

January 24, 2017 by  

So angry this week. So angry. Self righteous American leftists. Self righteous Trump supporters. The Bourke Street monster. And a journo asks the female Premier of NSW why she hasn’t had kids. What is wrong with people? Read more

An open letter to the Prime Minister of New Zealand Bill English

January 2, 2017 by  

Open letter to the prime minister of New Zealand, Edward English Read more

Bibi’s chutzpah

December 27, 2016 by  

Netanyahu’s hutzpa is breathtaking. Read more

Hawkes Bay Friends of Israel condemn McCully and UNSC settlement vote

December 24, 2016 by  

As Chairman  I John McCormick condemn Murray McCully for promoting and supporting by vote the UN SC resolution calling on Israel to stop building settlements in the West bank. Read more

Thanking Hillel Korman

November 3, 2016 by  

I am starting my decline in life and wish to record the happiest time in my working life was with Mr. Hillel Korman at Holeproof ( NZ ) Ltd from 1970 until the takeover by Holeproof Australia and carried on until 1998 but it was not the same. Read more

Defending the ALP

March 17, 2016 by  

Liberal candidate for Melbourne Ports Owen Guest’s letter to the Australian Jewish News attacked the ALP’s position on Israel. You can always tell who the Liberal candidate for Melbourne Ports is when they suddenly start to take an interest in taking partisan potshots on Israel in an election year…. Read more

Reader’s letter: Israel’s “transparency law”

November 6, 2015 by  

This week many people asked me what really bothers me about the proposed “transparency law” promoted by the Minister of Justice, Ayelet Shaked. Read more

Examining Breaking the Silence

June 23, 2015 by  

To be the only democracy in the Middle East, possessing the most moral army in the world, is a noble aspiration. Read more

The Monte AGM – Take Two

December 9, 2014 by  

We all know why some see the glass as half full and others as half empty. It is merely a difference in perception.

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The Monte AGM – Take One

December 9, 2014 by  

In the welter of claim, counterclaim and general unpleasantness at today’s Montefiore AGM, I learned a number of surprising things: Read more

The Monte – a governor unable to vote

December 1, 2014 by  

Through circumstances beyond my control, I am unable to be present at the AGM of The Montefiore Home on 7 December . Read more

A letter about the Monte letter

November 30, 2014 by  

The Board of Sydney’s Montefiore Home recently circulated their members advising them that nominations had been registered for the positions of president, vice-president and treasurer at next Sunday’s AGM. A reader comments on the letter… Read more

My dearest Israel

July 20, 2014 by  

My dearest Israel,

Why do you weep so? There is no shame in shedding a tear for an enemy which you have to crush. We do this every Passover when we remember those Egyptians who died at the Red Sea. How may I comfort you? Your deep soul-searching shows that you have not lost the good inclination for you do not rejoice at the killing of your foes as does your enemy. Read more

Support from leslie

July 20, 2014 by  

I want to offer you my whole-hearted support in your ongoing conflict with your neighbours.

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Shame on all of us

July 17, 2014 by  

We in Australia, many of us immigrants or children of immigrants, enjoy a wonderful life. Read more

Not a time for complacency

July 17, 2014 by  

Dear Jewish Communities and Israelis overseas,

This is not a time for complacency! We cannot afford it. Read more

From Breaking the Silence

April 16, 2014 by  

Jamie Hyams and Adam Shapiro of The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council have claimed on these pages that allegations aired on the ABC 4 Corners Program “Stone Cold Justice” were “old – some going back to incidents that were alleged to have occurred almost a decade ago.”

Specifically, Hyams and Shapiro were referring to the story of an array of settler attacks on Palestinian children in 2005 that led IDF soldiers to escort the children to their school in the village of at-Tuwani in the South Hebron Hills.

It is spectacularly ironic that just a couple days ago, on April 9th, the same settlers from the illegal outpost of Ma’on Farm attacked a group of 18 young children on their way to school. Two young girls had to be evacuated and hospitalized due to the settlers’ barrage of rocks. At the time, the IDF escort was in their vehicle rather than escorting the children on foot and made no effort to exit the vehicle to prevent the attack. The next day, on April 10th, the IDF failed to arrive to escort the children so they were forced to take an alternati ve path that cut near Ma’on Farm. An international activist caught two young settlers on tape attacking the children once again. Thankfully, no one was hurt in this altercation.
Hyams and Shapiro of AIJAC first claimed that our testimonies were anonymous and unverifiable. When that turned out to be wrong, they changed gears and referred to our testimonies as dated and irrelevant. Now that this has turned out to be wrong, we look forward to the next line of argument AIJAC will cook up in order to avoid contending with the harsh reality of daily life in the Occupied Territories.
Yehuda Shaul
Jerusalem

Bob Carr: A reader’s thoughts

April 11, 2014 by  

I don’t think that the self opinionated, arrogant Bob Carr should get away without a suitable reply both to his appearance on the 7.30 program on the ABC last night as well as his chapter about the “ IsraeliLobby “ also called ( by him ) the” Falafel Lobby”, in his book. Read more

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