Causes and solutions…writes Peter Slezak

July 24, 2014 by  

When patriotic, tribal passions are at their height as now, it is undoubtedly the hardest but the most important time to pause in the name of our common humanity to reflect honestly on the causes and possible solutions to the tragedy that is engulfing Israel and Palestine. Read more

Slezak questions Rhiannon criticism

December 19, 2013 by  

It is telling that Alexander Ryvchin’s denunciation of Senator Lee Rhiannon (J-Wire, Dec-18)  fails to mention the grave charges that motivate such critics of Israel, even to rebut them – the egregious, serial violations of human rights, international law and UN resolutions…writes Peter Slezak. Read more

Invitation cancelled

May 31, 2012 by  

With other panellists who were already listed with photos on the 2012 Melbourne Limmud-Oz website, I received a curt notice of cancellation that said only “Our committee has decided not to schedule your session … into the 2012 program.”…writes Peter Slezak Read more

Slezak and Limmud-Oz

May 28, 2011 by  

Limmud-Oz organizers have sought to explain their actions in banning presenters from their festival. Read more

Response to Gold and Singer

November 15, 2010 by  

The debate following Alan Gold’s piece on Anna Baltzer is to be welcomed and Jwire is to be commended for giving space to divergent views that are too infrequently aired publicly in the Jewish community. Nevertheless, one might have hoped for a more productive and appropriate, not to mention more courteous, exchange. Read more

Who is Anna Baltzer? Peter Slezak answers…

November 1, 2010 by  

Alan Gold asked on J-Wire last week asked “Anna Who?” referring to American Anna Baltzer currently speaking in Australia on Israel-Palestinian affairs. Peter Slezak responds…. Read more