Comments for J-Wire http://www.jwire.com.au Digital Jewish news daily for Australia and New Zealand Fri, 15 Nov 2019 03:18:08 +1100 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3 Comment on Sanders says portion of Israel’s military aid should go ‘right now’ to Gaza by Liat Kirby http://www.jwire.com.au/sanders-says-portion-of-israels-military-aid-should-go-right-now-to-gaza/#comment-457124 Fri, 15 Nov 2019 03:18:08 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=104350#comment-457124 Bernie Sanders, you cannot rest as you do on your family’s horrific demise in the Holocaust. No, no. You are responsible for your actions and your thoughts, and identifying yourself as a Jew with family Holocaust history and a Jew who has been to Israel does not exonerate you from the statements you are making about Israel and its government. These statements are beyond criticism, they’re so extreme and generalised as to deserve the category antisemitic. Is your current alignment with the likes of Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib politically motivated with your own ambitions in mind? It’s the only logical explanation I can come to. I suggest you retire from politics and put your time into thorough research into the areas you speak of so easily.

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Comment on If Israeli prime minister, Gantz promises to ‘embrace all streams of Judaism’ by Liat Kirby http://www.jwire.com.au/if-israeli-prime-minister-gantz-promises-to-embrace-all-streams-of-judaism/#comment-457120 Fri, 15 Nov 2019 02:46:45 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=104473#comment-457120 Mine too.

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Comment on Feintooner by Michael Lerman http://www.jwire.com.au/feintooner-109/#comment-456694 Wed, 13 Nov 2019 03:24:34 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=104994#comment-456694 Every Jew hater has Jewish friends. Jews are not Semites. Michael Lerman, MD, PhD.

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Comment on 90th celebration for Henri Korn by Henri Korn http://www.jwire.com.au/104781-2/#comment-456686 Wed, 13 Nov 2019 02:31:29 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=104781#comment-456686 To the Editor,

It was a pleasure looking at me on J-wire.

Henri Korn

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Comment on Jewish institutions attacked in Scandinavia by Liat Kirby http://www.jwire.com.au/jewish-institutions-attacked-in-scandinavia/#comment-456554 Tue, 12 Nov 2019 12:44:31 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=104865#comment-456554 We need to respond to it, Adrian. We need to fight antisemitism.

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Comment on Release of Trump deal could break Israel elections deadlock by Eion Isaac http://www.jwire.com.au/release-of-trump-deal-could-break-israel-elections-deadlock/#comment-456542 Tue, 12 Nov 2019 11:10:25 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=104975#comment-456542 The reality of the largest party or block but a minority means the reality of Provisional Governments administrating Governance for six months to one year with referendums has to be now considered.

The fall of the February 1917 First Human Rights Provisional Government of Russia was a terrible tragedy for humanity .

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Comment on Balfour Declaration and Mandate for Palestine still keys to peace by DAVID SINGER http://www.jwire.com.au/balfour-declaration-and-mandate-for-palestine-still-keys-to-peace/#comment-456527 Tue, 12 Nov 2019 09:38:44 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=104442#comment-456527 Adrian

That was not the purpose of the Mandate – which was to reconstitute the Jewish National Home in Palestine without prejudice to the civil and religious rights of the existing non-Jewish communities living there.

The area was rundown and derelict when the Jews began returning in numbers in the 1880’s. Multicultural harmony was non-existent.

Mark Twain described what he saw in 1867:
“….. A desolate country whose soil is rich enough, but is given over wholly to weeds… a silent mournful expanse…. a desolation…. we never saw a human being on the whole route…. hardly a tree or shrub anywhere. Even the olive tree and the cactus, those fast friends of a worthless soil, had almost deserted the country.” (The Innocents Abroad, p. 361-362)

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Comment on A Jewish Democratic congressman called me a Nazi collaborator by Michael Burd http://www.jwire.com.au/a-jewish-democratic-congressman-called-me-a-nazi-collaborator/#comment-456507 Tue, 12 Nov 2019 08:09:55 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=104925#comment-456507 Alan’s experience with this self hating Jew is indicative of how most liberal progressive reformist Jews are behaving here and in US
I personally have had similar experience with these type of Jews who believe I am too pro Israel and too pro Jewish because I dare call out those that wish us harm .

I believe the Jewish diaspora is in the midst of a Cold War .
On one side conservative Jews aligned with Christian Zionists obviously support for a pro israel pro Jewish Republican Party and on the other side liberal progressive reformist leftist Jews aligned with Muslim and anti Zionist Jewish groups obviously in support of the most anti Semitic, Islamist political party in American history .

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Comment on Jewish institutions attacked in Scandinavia by Adrian Jackson http://www.jwire.com.au/jewish-institutions-attacked-in-scandinavia/#comment-456239 Mon, 11 Nov 2019 04:33:56 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=104865#comment-456239 Why give these vandals publicity? That is what they want.

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Comment on The contemporary clash between faith and politics in the West by Michael Barnett http://www.jwire.com.au/the-contemporary-clash-between-faith-and-politics-in-the-west/#comment-456058 Sun, 10 Nov 2019 11:02:46 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=104821#comment-456058 >> In Britain, ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools whose religious beliefs mean they never teach sexuality in the classroom are being harassed by education inspectors enforcing laws that require such schools to teach children about gay lifestyles. <<

The situation with the Vishnitz Girls School (are there others, or is Melanie exaggerating here?) has been misrepresented here. The Ofsted tests the school failed were because of safety issues primarily, not because they failed to teach about human sexuality. Aleph Melbourne uncovered this first:

https://aleph.org.au/2017/09/10/lyle-shelton-exposed-for-falsely-blaming-marriage-equality-for-the-failings-of-a-london-jewish-school/

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry even issued a statement decrying the hysterical claims made about this school by hardline commentators:

https://aleph.org.au/2017/10/04/executive-council-of-australian-jewry-responds-to-misleading-claims-around-marriage-equality-and-the-london-jewish-girls-school

It would be good to get some balance from Melanie Phillips, rather than the one-sided perspective she presents.

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