Palestine – Netanyahu sends clear message to Trump, Putin, May and UN

March 16, 2017 by  
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Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu has had a busy week meeting with UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson in Jerusalem, President Vladimir Putin in Moscow and then back to Jerusalem for a five-hour meeting with President Trump’s Special Representative for International Negotiations – Jason Greenblatt…writes David Singer. Read more

Palestine: PLO humiliated for denying free speech and elections

March 9, 2017 by  
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Frustration with the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) has surfaced at a Conference in Istanbul on 25 and 26 February attended by 6000 Palestinian Arabs living abroad in more than 50 countries…writes David Singer. Read more

Dirty secrets exposed…writes Michael Kuttner

March 3, 2017 by  
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There are countless news events concerning Israel which occur every day and never reach your media or if they do, receive distorted coverage. Read more

On anti-Semitism, difficult questions and contested answers

February 28, 2017 by  
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In his magnum opus “A Lethal Obsession,” the late Robert Wistrich, one of Israel’s finest scholars of the murderous pathways of Jew-hatred, elegantly summarised the character of anti-Semitism at the turn of this century…writes Ben Cohen/ Read more

Bush, Obama, Russia, EU and UN buried under Trump Landslide

February 17, 2017 by  
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President Trump has buried the Bush Roadmap and any lingering hope for the creation of a second Arab State (“the two-state solution”) – in addition to Jordan – in the territory designated under the 1922 Mandate for Palestine…writes David Singer. Read more

The settlements Regulation Bill…the ZFA has its say

February 15, 2017 by  
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The Zionist Federation of Australia has acknowledged widespread concern at the passage of the Regulation Law by Israel’s Knesset (Parliament). Read more

Why the Land of Israel belongs to Israel

January 30, 2017 by  
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New Zealand’s Pastor Nigel Woodley rejects the  U N Security Council Resolution 2334. Read more

Australia concerned about settlements

January 26, 2017 by  
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Australia has expressed concern about new settlements planned by Israel. Read more

Palestine – Trump Triumph Requires Direct Negotiations Between Jordan And Israel

November 24, 2016 by  
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President-elect Donald Trump has used his greatest media critic – the New York Times – to reiterate his determination to broker a deal to end the 100 years old Jewish-Arab conflict – suggesting his son-in law Jared Kushner might be just the person to advance Trump’s declared mission…writes David Singer. Read more

Newspaper column Goers beyond the pale

October 11, 2016 by  
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The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council has expressed concern after columnist and ABC radio host Peter Goers published an inflammatory anti-Israel piece in Adelaide’s Sunday Mail on October 9. Read more

Palestine – Politics Precede Humanity In Brussels Bombings

April 3, 2016 by  
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David Singer writes: The European Union has been increasingly expressing its growing antagonism towards Israel… Read more

Timing is indeed crucial…writes Michael Kuttner

February 19, 2016 by  
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Momentous events in our recent past and also today are more often than not determined by timing. Read more

Palestine – Israel Sheds PLO As Negotiating Partner

December 10, 2015 by  
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Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has concluded that completing successful negotiations with the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) on the allocation of territorial sovereignty in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank), Gaza and East Jerusalem is a mission impossible to achieve. Read more

A politically-guided tour

October 18, 2015 by  
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An article featuring Israel and the West Bank entitled “Hope in a Divided Country” by Sandra Hall appeared in the “Traveller” section of Sydney’s Weekend Herald  and Melbourne’s The Saturday Age (October 17-18): Read more

WJC praises Netanyahu’s call for resumption of peace negotiations

October 2, 2015 by  
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The World Jewish Congress (WJC) today hailed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Neyanyahu’s call at the United Nations for the Palestinians to return to the negotiating table and lauded Netanyahu’s remarks that Israel and Arab states are cooperating against radical Islam. Read more

Israel-Palestine conflict: NZ FM says both sides share similar goals

June 28, 2015 by  
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New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Murray McCully has said that the Israelis and Palestinians share similar goals. Read more

Israel: Rhetoric v Reality

June 12, 2015 by  
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When discussing matters pertaining to Israel one of the challenges is how to differentiate between rhetoric and reality…writes Ron Weiser. Read more

Lauder appeals to FIFA to reject Palestinian demand to suspend Israel

May 28, 2015 by  
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The president of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) today appealed to the 209 member associations of FIFA to reject a Palestinian demand to suspend the membership of the Israeli Football Association (IFA) in world soccer’s governing body. Read more

A letter to FIFA

May 11, 2015 by  
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Dr Danny Lamm, President of the Zionist Federation of Australia, has sent a letter to world football organisation FIFA about its intentions to debate  a motion calling for Israel’s suspension. Read more

When the president’s hero is a terrorist: a tale of two societies

The president of a normal, civilized country naturally is anxious to distance himself from any suspicion of ever having had a connection to a terrorist. Read more

We have the will – find the way

April 23, 2015 by  
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New Zealand’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations has delivered a speech to the General Assembly advocating a return to Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. Read more

No Jews is no news…writes Emily Gian

April 17, 2015 by  
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For many years, the trend in reporting on world affairs seems to increasingly be that Israel is held to different standards than those which apply to its neighbours. Read more

Soccer and terrorism…writes Stephen M. Flatow

April 14, 2015 by  
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As part of the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) ongoing campaign to isolate and delegitimize Israel, the Palestinian Football (Soccer) Association is trying to get Israel suspended from international soccer’s governing body. Read more

Sydney filmmaker makes an ABC-TV Foreign Correspondent program on Palestinian footballers

April 14, 2015 by  
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I may as well have a Star of David tattooed onto my forehead…writes  Dan Goldberg. Read more

Palestine – Obama Admits Defeat On Renewed Negotiations For Two-State Solution

April 3, 2015 by  
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President Obama has finally admitted the death of any renewed negotiations for a two-state solution between Israel and the PLO for the next several years – telling the media on 24 March: Read more

From ANZAC Private to District Commissioner of the Galilee

March 8, 2015 by  
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An ANZAC who became a British District Commissioner in Palestine  was assassinated in Nazareth in 1937. Mourned and respected by Jews, his biographer now seeks his descendants.

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For victim Adele Biton, Palestinian rock-throwing is murder, not ‘resistance’

February 20, 2015 by  
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Parents in Israel are in mourning over the death of their child at the hands of Palestinian terrorists. Read more

Getting anti-Semitism wrong at the United Nations…writes Ben Cohen/

January 30, 2015 by  
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You have to hand it to the United Nations, I guess. It’s hard to think of another body that would organise a special meeting on the subject of rising anti-Semitism with anti-Semites not just in attendance, but making speeches as well. Read more

EcoPeace explained

January 22, 2015 by  
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Sydneysiders thirsting for signs of hope from the Middle East filled Newtown Synagogue’s Community Hall to hear leading Israeli environmentalist Gidon Bromberg, co-director of EcoPeace Middle East, deliver some encouraging news. Read more

Anti-Defamation Commission takes issue with President Carter

January 22, 2015 by  
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The B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission  has severely criticised as wrong and offensive comments by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter last week that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was one of the contributing reasons for the heinous murders in Paris. Read more

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