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Leave :: Zaina Alsous

Leave :: Zaina Alsous

(originally published in Asian American Writers Workshop) A hijacked plane in 1969 lands in Damascus. This means a plane was unable to fly away, to Tel Aviv. I read about the incident in the autobiography of Leila Khaled.This book is out of print. This means it...

Books: A Palestinian Tale :: Larry Stillman

Books: A Palestinian Tale :: Larry Stillman

Larry Stillman is an academic who trained at Hebrew University and Harvard.  He leads a community development project in Bangladesh with Oxfam.This is an edited version of the original article published in Arena magazine, 2012, Issue #120.Photo (Above): Private...

What does the Nakba mean to Jews :: Yael Winikoff

What does the Nakba mean to Jews :: Yael Winikoff

Yael Winikoff is the AJDS community organiser.This year marks 70 years since Israel became a fledgling nation-state.  In our communities we have seen celebrations marking Israel’s 70 years, and commemorations of 70 years since the Nakba.  And challenging conversations...

The Nakba and anti blackness :: Noura Erakat

The Nakba and anti blackness :: Noura Erakat

Noura Erakat is a Palestinian American legal scholar, human rights attorney, activist and writer. She recently visited Australia on a speaking tour for the Edward Said memorial lecture. This article is accessible on her website. Reproduced with the authors permission,...

Books: A Palestinian Tale :: Larry Stillman

Books: A Palestinian Tale :: Larry Stillman

Larry Stillman is an academic who trained at Hebrew University and Harvard.  He leads a community development project in Bangladesh with Oxfam.This is an edited version of the original article published in Arena magazine, 2012, Issue #120.Photo (Above): Private...

Just Voices Magazine : Israel / Palestine 1948

Just Voices Magazine : Israel / Palestine 1948

This issue of Just Voices is on the theme of the 70-year anniversary of the birth of the state of Israel. The creation of this ‘state for all Jews’ is something that has been widely celebrated amongst global Jewish communities. But as we are seeing a growing number of us dissenting and questioning Israel’s human rights abuses and policies of occupation today, we look back through history to this year, 1948, and the ways that Israel’s beginnings are woven into its political and social structures.

AJDS rejects Andrew Bolt’s White-Supremacist attack

AJDS rejects Andrew Bolt’s White-Supremacist attack

In yesterday’s Herald Sun, and syndicated to the Daily Telegraph, Andrew Bolt wrote an outrageous smear on migrant, ethnic, and racialised communities around Australia. We at the Australian Jewish Democratic Society couldn’t be angrier at what he said about us, and...

Open Conversations

Open Conversations

Open conversations runs parallel to Limmud Oz, which offers a wonderful array of presentations on all things Jewish. However some voices are excluded, as the Limmud Oz programming policy maintains the position to deny a platform for individuals who support BDS. This...

AJDS responds to JCCV statement to affiliates

AJDS responds to JCCV statement to affiliates

1. On the situation in GazaOver the last week, the JCCV has released a statement on facebook, and then via email to affiliates, regarding the AJDS and our response to the recent events in Gaza. An article has subsequently appeared about this in the AJN on June 7th.As...