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Gaza play director, Samah Sabawi, demands an unequivocal apology

'Tales of a City by the Sea' is a play about Gaza, which tells of a love story set amid war and siege, remains on the VCE curriculum despite accusations it spreads anti-semitism. "It seems that I, the writer, missed the memo that I can't write an artistic piece about...

The JNF: an inextricable part of global Zionism

Cultivate Justice, the global week of action to educate and challenge common thinking about the Jewish National Fund, is well underway. Why have we taken such a strong stand on the JNF, as progressive Jews who believe in human rights, social justice and the...

Max Kaiser on Jews For Refugees

Read "Jews, Refugees and the (im)possibility of history", an insightful piece by Max Kaiser, about the formation and reformation of Jews For Refugees, published in Overland earlier this month: A few years ago I received a phone call from the current Energy and...

Max Kaiser on Jews For Refugees

Read "Jews, Refugees and the (im)possibility of history", an insightful piece by Max Kaiser, about the formation and reformation of Jews For Refugees, published in Overland earlier this month: A few years ago I received a phone call from the current Energy and...

Statement about Yom Hazikaron

Zionism Victoria and the United Israel Appeal are hosting a commemoration for Yom HaZikaron (Remembrance Day) this year, marking 60 years since the Sinai Campaign of 1956, and 10 years since the second Lebanon War of 2006. Both of these wars are notable not only in...

"Tales of a City by the Sea" remains on the VCE syllabus

Samah Sabawi's play "Tales of a City by the Sea" was recently named by the B'nai B'rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC), chaired by Dvir Abramovich, as a text that incites against Israel and should therefore be removed from the VCE curriculum. The ADC claimed that...

Victoria plans to protect biodiversity

Protecting our environment is crucial. None of our activism or struggle for social justice could take place were it not for the physical environment in which we live and work. The Victorian government has recently issued a plan to protect biodiversity in our State....

Robin Rothfield on the question of UN bias

In response to "Why Israel? A look at Israel and UN bias" by Leah Goldman (pseudonym) in our newsletter, Just Voices #7, Robin Rothfield has sent in the following letter: The Editor Just Voices Dear Keren I am writing to comment on Just Voices – Issue #7 of November...