Comments for J-Wire http://www.jwire.com.au Jewish Online News from Australia, New Zealand and world-wide Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:43:04 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 Comment on From Breaking the Silence by Larry Stillman http://www.jwire.com.au/letters/from-breaking-the-silence/41988/comment-page-1#comment-70365 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:43:04 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=41988#comment-70365 To settler supporters, the world is flat. We have one here.

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Comment on From Breaking the Silence by Paul Winter http://www.jwire.com.au/letters/from-breaking-the-silence/41988/comment-page-1#comment-70220 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:42:29 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=41988#comment-70220 Thanks for the tape regarding the “attack”. It shows two males using sling-shots and nothing else. We are supposed to believe that they are child attacking “settlers”. The video focuses on the slingers from nearby and from a distance, at one stage from right behind them. And not once is a claimed or injured target – Arab school girls -shown. NOT ONCE!!! Nor for that matter is the place, date or time given.

I do appreciate the Pallywood production for again confirming that Breaking the Silence does nothing other than defame Israel and its modus operandi it to use dubious unverifiable and in this case shoddy material in its anti-Zionistic campaign. Par for the course for a NIF fundee.

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Comment on Jewish Leaders Down Under not intimidated…writes Isi Leibler by Paul Winter http://www.jwire.com.au/featured-articles/jewish-leaders-down-under-not-intimidated/41998/comment-page-1#comment-70192 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:12:50 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=41998#comment-70192 I am with Otto, but in a more direct manner.

Neither Liebler not any other communal leader said what had to be said: Carr is a turncoat, he attaches the “crime” of lobbying only to Jews, he suggests that Jews work behind the scenes (the great historian must have reread the Protocols of the Elders of Zion) and he casts Jewish Australians who support Israel as Israel firsters.

Any leadership worthy of the name should have called him what he was: and anti-Israel antisemite.

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Comment on New leadership for New Israel Fund Australia by Robin Margo http://www.jwire.com.au/news/new-leadership-for-new-israel-fund-australia/41660/comment-page-1#comment-70185 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:39:49 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=41660#comment-70185 Mr Hamilton should not be so ready to rely on NGO Monitor, which is not politically neutral and whose funding is less than fully transparent.
All NIF’s grantees are registered by the Israeli government under Israeli law and comply with NIF’s funding guidelines – see http://www.nif.org/about/funding-guidelines
To suggest that Israel’s government-registered national human and civil rights organisations are delegitimising Israel is sheer nonsense; they are part of the very life-blood of Israeli democracy. The Israeli courts hear them with respect and many of the achievements in integrating minorities and fighting racism that Mr Hamilton refers to have resulted from their work.

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Comment on From Breaking the Silence by Rami Reed http://www.jwire.com.au/letters/from-breaking-the-silence/41988/comment-page-1#comment-70175 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:02:00 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=41988#comment-70175 Having looked at the u-tube video, all I could hear was Arabic being spoken and the use of sling shot is mostly typical of Palestinians during the Intifada. Looks to me that the whole thing was rigged by the foreign activists. Amazing how they always seem to be just in the right spot at the right time.

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Comment on From Breaking the Silence by Rami Reed http://www.jwire.com.au/letters/from-breaking-the-silence/41988/comment-page-1#comment-70172 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:54:14 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=41988#comment-70172 Yehuda, you are wrong. Since your last post I took it on myself to view content on your website and agree with Hyams and Shapiro that most of your content is quite old. Furthermore the info is often second hand even third hand. Names are generally avoided making it difficult for army authorities to take action to deal with the allegations. The most important thing is that you decided to take your assertions to foreign sources rather than try to have resolution in Israel. In fact your whole campaign is geared simply to besmirch the army as much as possible. I served in the IDF for many years and cannot comprehend why your organisation is doing this.

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Comment on The Book Salesman by Peter Gacs http://www.jwire.com.au/news/the-book-salesman/41864/comment-page-1#comment-70077 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:15:41 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=41864#comment-70077 I wholeheartedly agree with all of the comments above. Carr the Hasbeen’s views need to be countered vigorously, to minimise the traction they might otherwise achieve – not that Israel is lacking in truth-twisting detractors. As a recent (failed, do-nothing) foreign minister and a past (failed) NSW Premier, Carr has name recognition and so his public brayings may bring others with his spurious, unbalanced opinions out of the woodwork. No doubt Julia Gillard and other Labor politicos will be mighty unhappy that his comments might be mistaken for general Labor Party opinion. However, that will not deter Carr. All the more reason to publicly shoot down his comments with well-argued facts.

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Comment on Jewish Leaders Down Under not intimidated…writes Isi Leibler by Otto Waldmann http://www.jwire.com.au/featured-articles/jewish-leaders-down-under-not-intimidated/41998/comment-page-1#comment-70019 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:34:42 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=41998#comment-70019 Too true, when I personally heard and seen Marc Leibler say the unimaginable “figment of the imagination” I nearly had a heart attack, but pride in me communal leaders mixed with that zest for Yidische matzoballs , restored my capacity to breathe and, consequently express my admiration for perhaps THE gutsiest retort I have EVER seen from a valiant Australian Jewish Community Leader ( although we also have ECAJ, ZFA, but NOTHING like AJAC which has , I think, as many as 34 members cum employees).

Let’s see: “figment”, that reduces the object of the criticism to minuscule scale/significance. Top expression. Then “of”, it sounds if you come from non-English speaking cultures (me) like “off”, meaning OUT, Carr is out !!Fantastic.
Then “the” a definite article which sends shivers through the spine of ridicule, means “we gotya, bastard”. How can Carr escape THAT !!!
And finally, “imagination”. Here we are running away with it. How can this turncoat escape our infinite ways of torturing someone when our merciless “IMAGINATION” !!! I could write volumes of what I could IMAGINE I could do to Bob Carr and, considering that almost everything I imagine DOES turn into reality ( I married Florence just because and as a result of my imagining her being MINE, then she divorced me and I imagined one day and several nights when she will come back begging for forgiveness, practically enslaved by my powers and now, after some 20 long years, guess who is putting one flat sugar in my breakfast cuppa !!!???) So this is what “imagination” is awaiting Bob Carr, so eloquently and with magistral chutzpah expressed by the one and ONLY Aus. Jewish Leader ( remember magic 34 !!) Carr is a GONNER !!!
Will Carr recover from this !!! Maybe, but there will be no more impromptu lending of books from Jewish private bookshelves etc.
My modest request; can we, please, abstain for the foreseeable future from associating each and every Labor politician with the label ” Friend of the Jewish Community/Israel” !!! Let’s give it a healthy brake for only the next 120 years, deal !!??

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Comment on My unpleasant evening with ‘Breaking the Silence’…writes Hen Mazzig by Liat Nagar http://www.jwire.com.au/featured-articles/my-unpleasant-evening-with-breaking-the-silence-writes-hen-mazzig/41894/comment-page-1#comment-69870 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:59:44 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=41894#comment-69870 My heart goes out to you, Hen Mazzig. It’s to be expected that some individuals will have bad and/or traumatic experiences in the IDF, however, as you say that is not the norm. And that Oded Na’aman would speak as blatantly and comprehensively as he has, especially in regard to training, makes for some very necessary inquiry. Where is he coming from and in whose interests is it to exaggerate and/or lie about the situation as he has? The answer to this is important and needs exposure.
It’s shocking that you were not allowed an opportunity to speak or pose questions.

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Comment on Carr Sickness…writes Jack Chrapot by Lynne Newington http://www.jwire.com.au/featured-articles/carr-sickness-writes-jack-chrapot/41977/comment-page-1#comment-69832 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:41:43 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=41977#comment-69832 He has a mischievous face this Jack Chaprot a sense of humour and getting his message across, I like that.

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