February 26, 2020 by  

This week’s cartoon…Socialism vs. Capitalism Read more

J’Accuse! Our Dreyfus and theirs

February 25, 2020 by  

Two months after its shellacking in the United Kingdom’s general elections, the Labour Party continues to remind British voters of why they chose the “anyone-but-Jeremy-Corbyn” option. Read more

Voter apathy threatens reunion of Judea and Samaria with Israel

February 24, 2020 by  

Crunch time has come for approximately 6.5 million Jews and Arabs to vote on Israel regaining immediate sovereignty in parts of the Jewish People’s biblical and ancient heartland in Judea and Samaria – 3000 years after its loss. Read more

The battle between Jews and Jews

February 23, 2020 by  

Member of the Knesset Elazar Stern is in Sydney to join in the celebrations of property magnate 87th birthday and to spread his message of hope to the Jewish world that generations to come will be proud of being Jewish…and that each individual can find his/her own way of expressing their own pride. Read more

Former MK Yehuda Glick arrested for ‘provocative behaviour’ on Temple Mount

February 23, 2020 by  

Former Knesset member Yehuda Glick was arrested three times over the course of a 24-hour period this week, accused by police of carrying out provocative behaviour on a visit to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. He was subsequently charged with disrupting court procedures by stealing investigative materials from a police investigation room. Read more

On the other hand

February 23, 2020 by  

As we hurtle towards round three in our general elections the frenetic canvassing of voters by desperate political parties is in stark contrast to the switched-off interest shown by those targeted. Read more

The Auschwitz bombing debate continues…

February 21, 2020 by  

Duelling academics Bill Rubinstein and Rafel Medoff continue their debate on the bombing of Auschwitz. Today Dr Medoff writes from Washington…

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Jewish Names

February 21, 2020 by  

We Jews are hyper-sensitive. Recently, several people have told me how embarrassed they are that Jewish names are so prominent in the current spate of legal cases involving sexual abuse. Read more

Sanitizing Soros through guilt by association

The law professor Alan Dershowitz has thrown a legal hand-grenade into America’s political civil war by claiming to have evidence that former President Barack Obama “personally asked” the FBI to investigate someone “on behalf” of Obama’s “close ally,” billionaire financier George Soros. Read more

Anti-Semitism can be fought only with policy action, not lip service

Anti-Semitism turns truly dangerous when it becomes the organizing principle of a society. This occurred during the past century under Nazism and communism, and it is occurring again today. Read more

We Are on the List Again

February 21, 2020 by  

As any student of Jewish history soon learns certain events keep repeating themselves in every generation. Read more

IDF’s pioneering all-women tank crews to provide protection of Israel’s south

February 20, 2020 by  

The all-female tank crews that the Israel Defence Forces will create this coming year will have the mission of defending the Egyptian and Jordanian border against intrusion by terror squads. Read more

Coronavirus, COVID -19, Prof Barry Schoub, world expert virologist explains

February 19, 2020 by  

Barry David Schoub MB BCh, MMed , MD, DSc, FRC Path, FCPath, FRSSAf, MASSAf , Emeritus Professor of Virology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and, founding Director of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, of South Africa, was, amongst many awards, invested with the Order of Mapungubwe (silver), the country’s highest civilian award, for services to science, nationally and internationally. Read more

La Traviata for $4

February 19, 2020 by  

More than 400,000 people have been to Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour since it launched in 2012 and to celebrate this milestone Opera Australia is offering 400 tickets for just $4 each to its 2020 production of La Traviata. Read more

Catholic Church symbolism again becomes an issue near death grounds of Auschwitz

February 19, 2020 by  

The protest outside the church at Birkenau during last month’s commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp should not have come as a surprise. Read more

Mahmoud Abbas’s map of lies

February 19, 2020 by  

When Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas spoke before the U.N. Security Council last week to denounce U.S. President Donald Trump’s Mideast peace plan, he brought with him a peculiar prop: a graphic with a series of maps titled “The Palestinians [sic] Historic Compromise,” which purport to show how “Historic Palestine” has “disappeared” over the course of the 20th century. Read more

Winds of Mideast change worth remembering at the ballot box

February 19, 2020 by  

The significance of two events that have been upstaged this week by the Hebrew media’s incessant coronavirus coverage cannot be overemphasized—particularly with the fast approach of the March 2 Knesset elections. Read more

Dear Rafael Medoff…

February 19, 2020 by  

The debate on the bombing of Auschwitz continues with Professor Bill Rubinstein answering the article written by Rafael Medoff [Feb-18] responding to Rubinstein’s piece. Rubinstein now responds to Medoff, Read more

Netanyahu goes into Judea and Samaria where Gantz fears to tread

February 19, 2020 by  

The formation of a joint America-Israel committee to map out the areas of Judea and Samaria within which Israel’s sovereignty will be recognized by America  – has presented Israeli voters with a real choice between the policies of Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu and his rival Benny Gantz at the upcoming elections on 2 March. Read more

Bombing Auschwitz

February 18, 2020 by  

David Ben-Gurion did not oppose bombing the Auschwitz death camp, as William Rubinstein erroneously claims (JWire, Feb. 16). Apparently Rubinstein is not familiar with the recent research on this subject by a number of Holocaust scholars.

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Build, Bibi, build

February 17, 2020 by  

The United Nations Human Rights Council’s release on Wednesday of its blacklist of companies with financial ties and business relations with Israeli Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria is a reminder of Israel’s vulnerability and the vulnerability of Jews worldwide. Read more

Is Judaism anti-art?

February 17, 2020 by  

Ask the rabbi… Read more

The Bombing of Auschwitz Question: Hindsighted and Inaccurate History

February 16, 2020 by  

The article by Jonathan S. Tobin which appeared on J-Wire on 22 January 2020, “Why the Bombing of Auschwitz Argument Still Matters,” is highly misleading and inaccurate, and the reasons for this ought to be set out. Read more

Beyond Duty: an exhibition review by Alan Slade

February 16, 2020 by  

The exhibition in the lobby of the NSW State Parliament House titled “Beyond Duty” is a must-see for everyone, especially families of Holocaust survivors. Read more

On the other hand

February 16, 2020 by  

We truly live in Orwellian times. Read more


February 14, 2020 by  

I have always been fascinated by the Biblical Deborah. Not the one in Genesis, but the most impressive one in the Book of Judges. Read more

Our age of miracles but possible lost opportunities

February 14, 2020 by  

Three months ago, who could have dreamed that we would be in such an extraordinarily good position? The Trump government had already established itself as the most pro-Israel American administration in history and publicly assumed the role of a genuine ally. Read more

The next act

February 14, 2020 by  

The latest attempt at bringing a resolution to more than seven decades of Arab refusal to accept the validity of Jewish sovereignty is inevitably following a familiar script. Read more

Plunging to new lows? What Ireland’s election means for Irish-Israeli relations

February 13, 2020 by  

Already being described as “something of a revolution in the ballot box,” Irish political party Sinn Féin’s success in the Irish general election is undoubtedly a historic result. Read more

Faust: McVicar’s devilish take on classic opera…an opera review by Victor Grynberg

February 13, 2020 by  

One of France’s greatest ever composers, Charles Gounod had an immediate hit on his hands when his opera Faust finally premiered in Paris in 1859. Read more

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