J-Wire http://www.jwire.com.au Jewish Online News from Australia, New Zealand and world-wide Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:11:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Labor welcomes ceasefire http://www.jwire.com.au/news/labor-welcomes-ceasefire/45820 http://www.jwire.com.au/news/labor-welcomes-ceasefire/45820#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:06:14 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=45820 Australia's opposition Labor party has warmly welcomed the long-term ceasefire in Israel and Gaza.

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When preconceptions get in the way…writes Ambassador Yosef Livne http://www.jwire.com.au/featured-articles/preconceptions-get-way-writes-ambassador-yosef-livne/45818 http://www.jwire.com.au/featured-articles/preconceptions-get-way-writes-ambassador-yosef-livne/45818#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:58:37 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=45818 Academics have been debating the issue of neutrality in research. Most agree that the choice of subject can’t be neutral, but the essence of research, namely the methodology and transparency ought to be colorblind and should not reflect personal views.

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Sydney Jewish Choir performs at festival http://www.jwire.com.au/gossip/sydney-jewish-choir-performs-festival/45808 http://www.jwire.com.au/gossip/sydney-jewish-choir-performs-festival/45808#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:16:07 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=45808 The Sydney Jewish Choral Society (SJCS) has performed at the Blackheath Choir Festival in the Blue Mountains.

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Minding the media http://www.jwire.com.au/news/minding-media/45802 http://www.jwire.com.au/news/minding-media/45802#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 03:28:01 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=45802 Arnold Roth’s daughter was killed in the suicide bombing attack on a Jerusalem restaurant in 2001. He has addressed a lunch in his native Melbourne.

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Dismay at flyers distributed in Sydney http://www.jwire.com.au/news/dismay-flyers-distributed-sydney/45789 http://www.jwire.com.au/news/dismay-flyers-distributed-sydney/45789#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:32:27 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=45789 Homes in the Sydney suburbs of Double Bay and Bondi have been targeted in a campaign to spread racial hatred against Jews.

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Rights for the elderly http://www.jwire.com.au/news/rights-elderly/45783 http://www.jwire.com.au/news/rights-elderly/45783#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:03:47 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=45783 The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) Rights and Responsibilities of Elderly People Forum has been held in Melbourne.

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Waks quits Tzedek http://www.jwire.com.au/news/waks-quits-tzedek/45781 http://www.jwire.com.au/news/waks-quits-tzedek/45781#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 04:57:27 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=45781 Manny Waks, the founder of child sexual abuse advocacy group Tzedek will leave the organisation in November. In a statement released today Waks says: ““It has been a great honour and privilege to establish and lead Tzedek. Over three years ago, when I publicly disclosed my personal experience of abuse, I set out on a […]

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Jews abetting Hamas are no voice for peace…writes Yitzchak Santis http://www.jwire.com.au/news/jews-abetting-hamas-voice-peace-writes-yitzchak-santis/45771 http://www.jwire.com.au/news/jews-abetting-hamas-voice-peace-writes-yitzchak-santis/45771#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:25:17 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=45771 Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), the group that recently invaded and “occupied”the Philadelphia Jewish Community Services Building and on Aug. 20 simulated and protested the (legal) blockade of Gaza outside of the UJA-Federation of New York, has declared in northern California, “Zionism isn’t welcome in our town.”

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Operation Protective Edge — Gains and Losses…writes Isi Leibler http://www.jwire.com.au/news/operation-protective-edge-gains-losses-writes-isi-leibler/45769 http://www.jwire.com.au/news/operation-protective-edge-gains-losses-writes-isi-leibler/45769#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:14:41 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=45769 The jury is still out and few would envy Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s challenge in making the tough decisions required in an extraordinarily complex situation. But despite self-criticism that occasionally borders on masochism, most Israelis appreciate the responsible leadership displayed by the prime minister and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon in the current confrontation with Hamas.

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Self Made…a movie review by Roz Tarszisz http://www.jwire.com.au/the-arts/movies/self-made-movie-review-roz-tarszisz/45763 http://www.jwire.com.au/the-arts/movies/self-made-movie-review-roz-tarszisz/45763#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 06:58:21 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=45763 A modern fairytale with deep political messages, Self Made demands that the viewer suspend critical analysis and tag along for the ride.

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