Et tu, Bruce?…asks Jack Chrapot

December 6, 2015 by  

I first met Bruce Hearn McKinnon at a Melbourne Football Club supporters function where he was introduced as a mentor of its then exciting indigenous recruit Liam Jurrah. Read more

Carr Sickness…writes Jack Chrapot

April 14, 2014 by  

Tonight, we sit down to read about the liberation of the Jews from slavery back in the days of the Pharaohs. When we finally get through the part about our deliverance from Egypt, we eat because after all, who can reflect about this long history of overcoming evil and nasty tyrants on an empty stomach? Read more

Stolen Lives, Stolen Minute

May 30, 2012 by  

In less than two months, the Games of the XXX Olympiad will take place in London; a sporting pageant featuring athletes from over 200 nations competing in 26 sports and a total of 39 disciplines. The programme will cover nineteen days and hundreds of hours of competition and yet, the International Olympic Committee cannot find a minute to spare during the Games to honour the memory of the eleven Israeli athletes murdered by Palestinian terrorists forty years ago at Munich…writes Jack Chrapot. Read more

Cold Jerusalem

March 15, 2011 by  

I am in Jerusalem, a city enveloped in dismal gray shrouds of mist, clouds and rain delivered by freezing winds that originate in the arctic.

The cold chill I feel is not however, a product of the weather but stems rather from the book I recently finished reading – “Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil” by the controversial German Jewish political theorist Hannah Arendt. Read more

Israeli-Palestinian AFL Peace Team in Australia this Year

March 1, 2011 by  

Most would have noticed the recent return of AFL football and the fact that it didn’t take long for our television screens and our newspapers to be filled with news of the exploits both on and off the field of the heroes and villains of the game whether they be Saints or Demons, Magpies or Swans or the latest additions to the retinue – Suns and Giants. If someone in this country ever took a poll on the subject it would come as no surprise that footballers are more popular in this country than politicians, scientists, artists, bank managers (I’m relying on the fact that mine doesn’t read this) and yes, even religious figures. Read more