Is It Right To Speak Of A 'Jewish Lobby'?

What motivates the fierce attacks by some Australian Jews against others? Larry Stillman looks at why some people want to shut down debate on Israel so badly. Many observers of the ongoing debate over Israel and its place in Middle Eastern issues have wondered at the...

Denial – an imaginative story

Denial an imaginative story The chairman of the Public Speakers’ Union rose to his feet and addressed the meeting: “Ladies and Gentlemen. Our next speaker really needs no introduction but I will attempt one anyway…..” The audience grew restive, with booing and...

Reversal of Fortune

Sol Salby blogs the following– In the United States we have had a situation over a long time that opinion polls and elections results reflected a very liberal Jewish opinion while community leadership was dominated by the conservatives especially on...

A nuclear-weapon-free Middle East?

How many Australian Jews would support a nuclear-free Middle East? Meaning what? Well, perhaps this, for starters. A regional agreement to be open to frequent and regular inspection, monitoring and public disclosure of research and development, investments,...

Bubkas from Bibi

Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech throws a couple of specks of kosher synthetic food freshener on what was always going to be a stale, dry, cold and limp dish he was serving up to his unexpected visitor, Barack Obama. No Palestinians were at the table although they were...