Comments for J-Wire Digital Jewish news daily for Australia and New Zealand Wed, 16 Sep 2020 07:44:25 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on A Rosh Hashana Call for Unity to Israeli Leaders by Michael Burd Wed, 16 Sep 2020 07:44:25 +0000 Well said ISI as usual unfortunately you are a lone soldier in our diaspora.
I’m my view our liberal , progressive, reformist left have not only become a threat to America’s democracy and stability have become Jewish diasporas own 5 th column .

Comment on Rudd regales crowd with vision for the Middle East by Leon Poddebsky Wed, 16 Sep 2020 00:05:39 +0000 Mr Rudd’s true agenda can be gleaned from his statement that from the Arab “Palestinians” he expects only that they”continue to improve their governance” and seek more support in the Knesset.
Their governance is becoming more tyrannical by the day.
Their support in the Knesset comes from the Arab list, which denies Israel’s right to exist.
No mention by Rudd of the need to stop the antisemitic indoctrination of generations of Arab “Palestinian” children; to stop the glorification of base common criminal murderers of Jewish babies; of the overt rejection by the tyrants of Ramallah of the notion of Jewish self-determination etc etc
Mr Rudd is an embarrassment to Australia.

Comment on Revenge: My Dad the Nazi Killer by Adrian Jackson Tue, 15 Sep 2020 12:27:38 +0000 I Googled his name and the Australian Dictionary of Biography has his detailed story. Before he died by suicide in Sydney according to that document. He worked everywhere in the old world and China as well as in the new world in Australia. He changed nationality a few times too.

Comment on Rudd regales crowd with vision for the Middle East by Leon Poddebsky Tue, 15 Sep 2020 02:53:00 +0000 By Rudd’s definition of “far right”, Yitzhak Rabin z”l, would be “far right,” since Rabin explicitly opposed an additional Arab “Palestinian” state (additionally to Jordan), knowing that such a state would be a dagger at Israel’s heart.

Rudd failed as PM ; he failed in his pathetic pleading for candidacy for the UN top job, so his new “career path” is propagandising to far left extremist Jews like the NIF-New Israel Fund.

Comment on Feintooner by Michael Lerman Mon, 14 Sep 2020 16:18:34 +0000 Soon all Arab states (22?) will end the war against The Jewish People. Probably it’s a good development, but Jerusalem will have more mosques and citizen would loose sleep hrs. Michael Lerman, MD, PhD.

Comment on Rudd regales crowd with vision for the Middle East by Clayton Miller Mon, 14 Sep 2020 08:21:02 +0000 Nothing quite says “passionate supporter of Israel” like attacking the policies of Israel’s democratically elected Prime Minister.

Comment on Rudd regales crowd with vision for the Middle East by Leon Poddebsky Mon, 14 Sep 2020 07:38:57 +0000 In reply to DAVID SINGER.

The way to bring the Arab “Palestinians” back to the negotiating table is to do exactly what Netanyahu and Trump are doing, namely outflanking them, demonstrating to them that they are not the centre of the universe, as “the international community” (including Rudd, Obama et al)has conditioned them to believe that they are.

Comment on Custom prayer book developed for abridged Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur services amidst Corona challenge by Tom Lefkovic Mon, 14 Sep 2020 06:51:18 +0000 will there be an abridged machzor for yom kippur ??

Comment on Whose shofar are we blowing? by ben gershon Mon, 14 Sep 2020 06:15:58 +0000 some of us look at Talmud daily .because we like the insight into our culture and history .

the nonsense that R.Ingram promotes and publicises. leaves us horrified



Comment on Rudd regales crowd with vision for the Middle East by DAVID SINGER Mon, 14 Sep 2020 03:36:07 +0000 Your article states:
“Rudd believes that although Netanyahu will “do anything to prevent landing a two-state solution”, it is imperative to work towards this goal, as this was the basis of the establishment of the Jewish state. “The rights of the Palestinians have always been a part of the equation, including for those who voted Yes for partition,”

In fact the basis for the two state solution was laid down in the 1922 Mandate for Palestine – when the Jewish people were restricted to reconstituting the Jewish National Home in just 22% of the Mandate territory whilst the Palestinian Arabs were granted the remaining 78% under article 25 of the Mandate – today called Jordan – where not one Jew lives or is allowed to live.

Jordan obtained its independence in 1946 in the 78% allocated by the Mandate.

Two years later Israel was created in just 17% of the remaining Mandate territory. Jordan and Egypt seized the remaining 5% only to see it conquered by Israel in 1967.

Sovereignty in that remaining 5% – Gaza and Judea and Samaria (West Bank) – still remains unallocated between Arabs and Jews.

Mr Rudd is wrong in stating that Netanyahu will “do anything to prevent landing a two-state solution”

Mr Netanyahu’s view of the two-state solution was articulated by him at the United Nations on 11 December 1984:
“Clearly, in Eastern and Western Palestine, there are only two peoples, the Arabs and the Jews. Just as clearly, there are only two states in that area, Jordan and Israel. The Arab State of Jordan, containing some three million Arabs, does not allow a single Jew to live there. It also contains 4/5 of the territory originally allocated by this body’s predecessor, the League of Nations, for the Jewish National Home.

The other State, Israel, has a population of over four million, of which one sixth is Arab. It contains less than 1/5 of the territory originally allocated to the Jews under the Mandate…It cannot be said, therefore, that the Arabs of Palestine are lacking a state of their own. The demand for a second Palestinian Arab State in Western Palestine, and a 22nd Arab State in the world, is merely the latest attempt to push Israel back into the hopelessly vulnerable armistice lines of 1949.”

Netanyahu nevertheless has agreed to try and accommodate a second Arab state in former Palestine – in addition to Jordan – as laid out in the Trump Peace Plan. The PLO refuses to negotiate and it is very difficult to see how the PLO can be brought to the negotiating table in view of their total rejection of the Trump Plan.

Mr Rudd should use any influence he still has to persuade the PLO to negotiate with Israel on the Trump Plan before the PLO becomes totally irrelevant – as the UAE, Bahrain and possibly other Arab States make peace with Israel – leaving the PLO hanging out to dry after it has missed so many opportunities in the last 56 years to end its expressed desire to wipe Israel off the face of map.

If Mr Rudd can get the PLO to negotiate with Israel he could be in line to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize along with President Trump. That is a challenge that might well appeal to our former Prime Minister.