Comments for J-Wire Jewish Online News from Australia, New Zealand and world-wide Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:13:11 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Adelaide support for Israel by Jason Kraluski Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:13:11 +0000 Rabbi Engel isn’t even the Rabbi of the community, why would you publish this? You are just adding to community division.

Comment on A Maori woman stands by Israel by judy kossoff Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:12:46 +0000 It is too bad that this brave, intelligent woman will be heard only by people who already side with her. The rest of the world will continue to turn a deaf ear.

Comment on Carr adds his voice by Otto Waldmann Sun, 31 Aug 2014 15:05:01 +0000 It has a lot to do with the hysterical impotence of a party , Labor, confined to political irrelevance both in NSW and Qld., not to mention Federally. They would act against the official policy of the Government in Canberra out of frustration and revenge, what we call in Israel, some kind of “dafka”.
Carr, by far the MOST irrelevant of all desperates, has as much pull on matters of international affairs as a cockroach headbutting a church gate.
Labor may have a chance to get into power and decide foreign policy in some 12 years, if incredibly lucky !!! By then Bob Carr would be dribbling on his wheelchair, but still ranting in the belief that he matters.

Comment on Ask the rabbi…Rabbi Raymond Apple answers by Otto Waldmann Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:30:37 +0000 Dear Rabbi, I hope that this finds you well.
I dare interlude with a completely different take on the issue “between” the category of “ends” and seemingly the distinct one of “means”.
In actual fact there are no two distinct categories.
Simply put “means” are ends in themselves. Everything we endeavour is an end as such. Hurting someone in order to obtain specific benefits, i.e. ENDS, serves as an end in as much as “pain” constitutes a desired affect, an end of the act of physical pressure/constraints.
This is also to say that if ethical principles apply to the notion of “purpose”,”ends”, in the same manner, the same ethical principles apply to what we falsely categorise distinctly as “means”. One may differentiate between a non tangible category, such as an idea, a principle, as an end to be followed and the distinct category of physical means of implementing the said principle. Still no distinction in ethical terms.
When the example of one’s efforts in achieving estetical, lascivious visual effects is seen as subservient to certain “material” effects, advantages, it is falsely seen as means of “deception”. Humans derive necessary, normal biological feelings from encountering pleasing sights, therefore what could be means of deceit are in fact ends in themselves of satisfying certain needs. Beauty , the satisfaction of emotional states is not a “means” but and end in itself, one inexorably contained in human existence.

best regards


Comment on Palestine – Unearthing Past Remains Key To Resolving Future…writes David Singer by Cody Flecker Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:09:39 +0000 In the United States, the present occupier in the White House will soon declare a general amnesty to the millions of illegals that he has allowed entry into the country. Many of these illegal immigrants will eventually settle in the American Southwest. California and Arizona will have to resettle these illegals.

Over time, will these illegal migrants try to claim these two States among others as separate entities, not associated with the rest of the USA? Right now, California is allowing these illegals the ability to drive cars without proper identification, and to receive governmental(welfare) benefits without the usual requirements of residency.

Is this not the case of the so called Palestinians who magically migrated to this area after fleeing other Arab and Muslim lands during the 20th Century? In 1900, we didn’t have so many so called Palestinians living in what is now Israel and the Palestinian Territories. The vast majority of these peoples migrated to this land and magically called themselves Palestinians; and that only after the surrounding Arab nations lost one war after another with tiny Israel.

The so called Palestinians are in reality “sore losers” They keep on starting wars and keep on losing them, yet they want Israel to give them things for nothing. Are they any different than the Mexicans who have come to the USA illegally and demand resources from the Government, knowing full well that they are illegal?

Comment on ECAJ asks for balance by Otto Waldmann Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:40:36 +0000 Not fair , Paul.
I am very excited about the prospects of ECAJ suing “Save the Children” if they refuse to respond in the next three months and THAT will show them !!!!!!
Stay tuned ………

Comment on Palestine – Unearthing Past Remains Key To Resolving Future…writes David Singer by David Singer Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:51:48 +0000 Gil

Did you note this Jew hating Imam in the video clip also said: “we will not accept a ceasefire”?

His disgraceful rant comes from adopting 1947 as the starting date of the Jewish-Arab conflict – not 1920 – when 99.99% of the conquered Ottoman Empire was given to the Arabs and just 0.01% to the Jews.

Until everyone is singing from the same hymn book no peaceful resolution will be possible.

Our problem is – how do we get Obama, Kerry, indyk and the UN – and even this disgusting vile Imam to talk 1920 and not 1947?

Once they do – the possibilities for a peaceful resolution of the Jewish- Arab conflict increase dramatically..

If loss of face or egg on face prevents their about face – then the conflict is set to continue.

If this all sounds too simple – it is – and it remains the key to ending the incitement to hatred and contempt of the Jews that your referred video clip so graphically exposes.

Comment on Palestine – Unearthing Past Remains Key To Resolving Future…writes David Singer by Harvey Bernard Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:14:16 +0000 David Singer’s articles are without fail extremely well researched and informative. All that have been published in J-wire to date should be published in book form and made available worldwide. Would be a wonderful resource to all who discuss and in some cases teach the history of Israel and the Jewish people with particular reference to the current troubles.

Thank you David, the information contained within your articles enables me to more than hold my own when involved in sometimes heated arguments (discussion!) re Israel.

Very best regards and please keep the articles coming

Comment on Waks quits Tzedek by Otto Waldmann Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:20:01 +0000 I can only take it that this chorus of “well done Manny” for quitting Tzedek means that these well wishers are happy to see him ….quit Tzedek.
And I thought all along that Manny was synonymous with Tzedek, that Tzedek, the brain (!!!!) child of Manny, were practically joined at the umbilical cord and Manny was kinda sine qua non ( Latin for ” couldn’t do withoutya”). Geez, I must have been wrong because it looks like Tzedek does not need Manny any more and vice versa.
Now I am sure that our Manny will surface somewhere else no doubt as el Presidente of some new outfit to trump all outfits, the mother of all proverbial stirers !!!

Comment on Palestine – Unearthing Past Remains Key To Resolving Future…writes David Singer by Gil Solomon Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:03:30 +0000 David,

Please have a look at the hate filled diatribe in the link below and tell us all how your legalistic mantra can overcome this in order to, as you say “PEACEFULLY resolve the future”.

If it can’t be opened directly, then try copying and pasting to the browser.
It is a short clip but well worth watching.