Why Israel? A look at Israel and UN bias

By Leah Goldman (pseudonym) When discussing topics around Israel one of the common questions one hears is “why is the whole world so concerned with Israel?”  This is often accompanied by the opinion that antisemitism has reared its ugly head in blanket...

From the Archives: "The making of a Jewish feminist activist!"

By Eva Cox [Originally published in the AJDS newsletter, 30th January 2003, available in our archives, here.] I am writing this piece in a time of huge turmoil for Jews in the Diaspora as well as for the Israelis and Palestinians. The question for many of is whether...

The Australian Boycotts, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) group

By the Australian BDS Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/boycott.israel48/) The AJDS does not necessary endorse the views represented by this group, though we do foster debate and discussion. The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) is marked as a...

Revisiting Israel – what's changed?

By Keren Tova Rubinstein Last month I travelled to Israel after my longest absence from it since I emigrated 23 years ago. It had been five years since I was there last. This didn’t mean that it changed hugely from what I’d remembered – as Israelis kept expecting –...

Revisiting Israel – what's changed?

By Keren Tova Rubinstein Last month I travelled to Israel after my longest absence from it since I emigrated 23 years ago. It had been five years since I was there last. This didn’t mean that it changed hugely from what I’d remembered – as Israelis kept expecting –...