Help needed in Marrickville

September 6, 2012 by  
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Many know Sergio Redegalli, most probably do not. Shirley Finn makes an appeal to help him secure victory in Saturday’s municipal elections…

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Marrickville art winner

August 27, 2012 by  
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A member of Sydney’s  Inner West Jewish community is one of the prize-winners in the inaugural “Spirit Life in Marrickville”  art project, with her entry, a diptych etching entitled “Windows”. Read more

Friends of Israel and enemies in Marrickville

February 22, 2012 by  
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At a function launching the revitalised NSW Parliamentary Israeli Friendship Group, Israel’s ambassador to Australia expressed his farewell to the pro-BDS Greens who drove last year’s anti-Israel campaign in the inner-Sydney suburb of Marrickville. Read more

New Mayor for Marrickville

September 28, 2011 by  
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Fiona Byrne, the Marrickville Greens mayor who led the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment drive against Israeli products being sold in the Sydney municipality is no longer wearing the ceremonial chain of office. Read more

Award Winning Israeli Singer performing in Marrickville

June 15, 2011 by  
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Efrat Goshhas won the World Music Cabaret Award as Artist of the Decade…and tonight she will perform in the heart of Marrickville whose municipal council recently attempted to boycott Israeli artists. Read more

Tutu praises Marrickville mayor

June 7, 2011 by  
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Marrickville Council, which joined the Israel boycott last year but abandoned it in April amid intense pressure, is back in the spotlight after a letter emerged today from Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu praising Mayor Fiona Byrne. Read more

Chazan to speak in Marrickville

June 1, 2011 by  
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Professor Naomi Chazan, a three-time Knesset member and former Deputy Speaker of Israel’s parliament, will speak in Marrickville – the scene of a recent bitter battle over whether to boycott Israel – during her visit to Australia this month.

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The Marrickville Council meeting

April 20, 2011 by  
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J-Wire reader Jack Pinczewski attended the Marrickville Council meeting. Here is his report…. Read more

Marrickville Israel Boycott Dumped – Senator asks ACTU to Follow

April 20, 2011 by  
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Marrickville Council has abandoned its bid to boycott Israel.
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Marrickville Council to vote on Israeli boycott

April 16, 2011 by  
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Marrickville Council will vote on Tuesday on a motion to rescind its controversial Israel boycott. Read more

Senate Slams Marrickville Council

March 24, 2011 by  
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The Senate has supported a motion proposed by Senator Mitch Fifield denouncing Marrickville Council’s boycott of Israel. Read more

The Q Society and Marrickville Council

March 20, 2011 by  
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In the past week or so, it has become clear that the organisation which has is behind the petition against the Marrickville Council’s Boycott Divestment and Sanctions declaration is an active right wing, racist organisation.  the QSociety, whose official HQ is a post box office box in the western suburbs of Melbourne. It has strong links into other circles of haters and racists who just don’t like Muslims but other people as well. When the issue of a Muslim prayer group in the heart of the Jewish community in Melbourne, was attached to their cause, it took me only 5 minutes of searching on Google to figure out what these people represent, and that is what makes the Sydney response so scandalous. Read more

Medicine for Marrickville

March 20, 2011 by  
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A long time ago – some sixty years – I had a spell of some medical responsibilities in the Marrickville area.  It was the time of early multiculturalism and I retain pleasant  memories of a happy polyglot community with a great sense of civic pride and neighbourly concern. Read more

Marrickville to Decide on Israeli Peace Team Visit

March 11, 2011 by  
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Independent Councillor Victor Macri has called for permission to be granted to use Sydney’s Marrickville Town Hall to host the Israeli/Palestinian Australian Rules Peace Team in August. Read more

Danby calls on O’Farrell to block Greens in Marrickville

March 6, 2011 by  
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Federal Labor MP Michael Danby has called on NSW Liberal leader Barry O’Farrell to block a Greens victory in the NSW State election. Read more

Danby and Marrickville Preferences

February 23, 2011 by  
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Dear Editor,

The NSW Opposition apparently plans to issue no preferences in the coming State election in the seat of Marrickville. This is a marked contrast to the Liberal policy in Victoria at the recent State election which the Liberals won. The Liberal decision not to issue preferences against the Greens is made possible by the optional preferential voting system. It will mean that the chief proponent of the Watermelon faction of the Greens, Fiona Byrne, the woman who has driven the boycott Israel policy as Mayor of Marrickville may well be elected to the NSW Parliament.

Remember Marrickville General Manager Ken Gainger revealed that 86.25 hours of staff time have been devoted to trying to implement an anti-Israel resolution plus an unspecified amount of ‘unrecorded time’. The cost is said to be ‘unquantifiable’ because Council staff do not operate according to a time costing system (informally we have heard that the cost to date is well over $30,000 – and that’s even before the formal report about implementation has been completed).

This is a scandalous waste of resources. Marrickville Council has never received a mandate from ratepayers for this expenditure of their money which could have been applied to fixing broken footpaths, clearing dumped rubbish and upgrading the library and other local services. Voters in NSW do not need a ratbag local councillors in the NSW Parliament. Unfortunately the decision of the NSW Opposition to sit on the fence means that an avowed enemy of the Australian Jewish community maybe elected to Macquarie Street. At this eleventh hour, I hope the community can pressure the Libs to do the right thing and get them to stop this Green radical being elected.

Michael Danby MP

Federal Member for Melbourne Ports

Greened out in Marrickville

February 16, 2011 by  
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Lisa Jackson Pulver tied herself to trees as fledgling environmental activists protesters waged a peaceful war against the damming of Tasmania’s Franklin River in the 1980s…but she is a Greens supporter no more. Read more

A Jewish voice at Marrickville Council

February 14, 2011 by  
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More than 30 supporters, mostly Jewish, turned up at Marrickville Council Chamber last week to support Clare Nadas, secretary of the Newtown Synagogue, who spoke on the Council’s sister-city relationship with Bethlehem… Read more

An answer for Marrickville from Israel

February 6, 2011 by  
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A message and a video to the world from young Israelis questioning the value of Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions against their country….following a call to artist Macy Gray to cancel her concert in Tel Aviv next week. Read more

Marrickville: Locals confer

January 31, 2011 by  
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A community-lead meeting was held yesterday at the Newtown Synagogue, to discuss the Motion to support the BDS campaign, which was passed by a 10 to 2 majority, by Marrickville Council last month. Read more

Marrickville: A Word from Danby

January 18, 2011 by  
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Federal Labour Member of Parliament Michael Danby has thrown his hat into the Marrickville Council Israeli boycott ring. Read more

Marrickville Council Boycott

January 10, 2011 by  
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All parties that support economic boycott of Israeli goods made in Palestine, are blocking j ventures for peace and employment within the two states of Israel and Palestine. They are blocking peaceful co.operation and econmic sustenance between the 2 states.. The boycotters are therefore supporting chaos

Sandra Hepner

Marrickville Council and its Israel Boycott

January 7, 2011 by  
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An online petition has to date netted almost 1300 signatures protesting the resolution passed last month by a Sydney council to introduce boycotts against Israel. Read more

Marrickville Council Condemns Israel

February 26, 2009 by  
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Sydney’s Jewish community has slammed a Marrickville Council motion condemning Israel’s actions in Gaza. Read more

Ryvchin at Yale

March 29, 2018 by  
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The Executive Council of Australian Jewry Co-CEO Alex Ryvchin was recently invited to Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut to lecture on the anti-Israel movement and his new book, “The Anti-Israel Agenda – Inside the Political War on the Jewish State.” Read more

Labor’s support for Israel

October 23, 2017 by  
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It’s becoming abundantly clear that Labor is abandoning its support for Israel, and the few remaining pro-Israel Labor MPs appear incapable of stopping it…writes Senator James Paterson. Read more

Klezmatics and David Krakauer heading to Australia

April 16, 2017 by  
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In news for lovers of Jewish music, Sydney is set to thrill to a double dose of the finest international world music stars in the genre. Read more

Short+Sweet Turns “Sweet 16” in January 2017

January 1, 2017 by  
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Short+Sweet has spread the popular 10-minute format in theatre, dance, cabaret & comedy across Australia and the globe – with festivals now as far afield as Hollywood, India, Malaysia, Dubai and NZ. But the original theatre festival in its Sydney home is ‘sweet 16’ this year… and plans to celebrate in style! Read more

London Klezmer to tour Australasia

December 15, 2016 by  
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Much-loved international klezmer ensemble the London Klezmer Quartet return to Australasia in January 2017  and will feature music from  their latest hit album. Read more

Rivka Hartman’s play Let’s Talk About You…a theatre review by Deb Meyer

November 21, 2016 by  
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Let’s Talk About You is the newest offering by playwright Rivka Hartman (My Mother & Other Catastrophes) – a Melbourne born, Yiddish speaking thespian who’s Jewish identity informs much of her writing. Read more

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