Comments for J-Wire Digital Jewish news daily for Australia and New Zealand Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:33:26 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Postponing the inevitable again by Monty Pogoda Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:33:26 +0000 Unfortunately you are right> Shabat Shalom.

Comment on Lost Jews…writes Jeremy Rosen by Lynne Newington Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:28:19 +0000 To your credit, no proselytizing, that’s one thing that sets you apart…
Better the Spirit that gives life not the law.

Comment on IDF warns Gazans ahead of Friday protests as Gaza Belt residents demand security by Adrian Jackson Fri, 16 Nov 2018 06:09:15 +0000 Israels Defence Minister has done the correct thing by resigning. The recent incursions into Gaza got people on both sides killed and further inflamed tension.

Comment on Is the situation with Gaza the ‘problem from hell?’ by Paul Winter Fri, 16 Nov 2018 04:29:14 +0000 That an arrogant dolt like Yaakov Amidror was once a security adviser goes a long way to explain why Israel continues to dither about Gaza.

If the enemy chooses war give him a hiding that will not only defeat him, but one that will humiliate him. And then, dictate punitive terms of surrender boast about your power.

The Jewish-Arab/mohammedan war is an ideological conflict which Jews, representing the enlightened West, must win for ourselves and for civilised societies, even the reluctant ones of the EU. There can be no compromise between Judaism and jihadism. Jihadis only exploit mercy and demonstrate their fanaticism by the way they treat their own people. Non-mohammedans can only expect worse, like that experienced by Yazidis in Iraq and Christians in Nigeria.

Comment on In praise of Netanyahu’s caution by Paul Winter Fri, 16 Nov 2018 04:07:45 +0000 Jonathan, this time you are wrong. In Israel Hayom, Ariel Kahana paraphrased Churchill and wrote that Bibi had a choice between war and dishonour, he chose dishonour and got war.

It is utter insanity and callous heartlessness to allow the non-fighting generals of the IDF to dictate policy, thus leaving Israeli citizens, especially those close to Gaza, exposed to attack.

Bibi’s overweening pride in his diplomatic skills should be put aside in the interests of Israelis. So too should the kibbutz era generals’ Meretz beliefs that kindness and humanity, will in the end prevail. Only disregarding past failures and pride allows such insanity to persist.

Claiming that Bibi seeks to reduce casualties in wrong. Instead of infantry attacks, artillery and tank bombardment would wipe out most threats. Cutting off electricity and exchanging Israeli water for Hamas weapons would also soften up the Moslem Brotherhood franchise in Gaza.

Comment on Will restraint be Netanyahu’s downfall? by Eion Isaac Fri, 16 Nov 2018 01:58:16 +0000 The statement “Hamas believes Israel would rather commit suicide than kill innocent people “ is totally inaccurate “ the IDF in Israel is far tougher than that .
They are willing to restrain but if the Hamas Fascist Anti Jews attack the Jewish people using Human Sacrifice Shields they will be blasted .
Netanyahu is still the Smartist most Balanced Leader .

Comment on In praise of Netanyahu’s caution by Timothy O'Neill Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:16:46 +0000 Great article JST.
We admire your recognition of Bibi’s moderation in this most difficult of circumstances.
Our prayers (almost every day) and hopes are with those who live close to Gaza and else where in Israel.

Tim ON (fellow Christian Zionist)

Comment on One citizen’s rights wrongs another by Rabbi Chaim Ingram Thu, 15 Nov 2018 07:23:34 +0000 Unfortunately Messrs. Gershon and Barnett have missed the whole point of my essay. I suggest they read it again more carefully. Maybe then, even from their own perspectives, they will understand that tolerance is a two-way street.

Mr. Gershon: a basic understanding of arithmetic should reveal to you that if Jewish schools are forced to take a quota of non-Jewish students, some Jewish students are likely to miss out. Mr. Barnett: when you start to appreciate that groups other than yours also have rights, we may be able to dialogue meaningfully.

Comment on Walt Secord says NSW Nationals must release names of 22 neo-nazis banned for life by Adrian Jackson Thu, 15 Nov 2018 05:45:54 +0000 Disagree Communists and trade union crook are more numerous and more powerful in Australia than a handful of right wing jerks who were formerly in the Nationals.

Comment on In praise of Netanyahu’s caution by Eion Isaac Thu, 15 Nov 2018 05:31:30 +0000 But the need to massively increase the fortifications in the South Negev communities and multiply both defensive and Precision Deterrant missiles is needed and happening .
Compensation and Tax Relief for these communities is just and ought be vast .
It’s hippo critical that the “Dovish “opposition critique Neatanyahu for lack of Retaliation .
Likud deserves more Representatives in an Election in Coalition with a Party working for social justice as its Focus .