Gaza freedom flotilla

Gaza freedom flotilla

Ship to Gaza info night Since 2008 activists around the world have been sailing to Gaza to break through the Israeli siege and pressure governments to take action. Under a global coalition- Freedom Flotilla Coalition- this year another boat will embark on this...
Trump’s so-called peace plan

Trump’s so-called peace plan

A smokescreen for Israel’s territorial annexation ambitions The Plan unveiled by President Trump on the 28 January 2020 is anything but what it purports to be. It gives Israel just about everything that Netanyahu and his most extreme supporters want, whilst giving the...
Trump’s so-called peace plan

Deal of the century

“Deal of the Century” ignores Palestinians, not viable This is a joint Jewish statement.  See the list of signatories below. As organisations believing that Israelis and Palestinians can work together to build a common future in the Middle East, we express our deep...
A Jewish call for serious climate action

A Jewish call for serious climate action

Beyond politics – a Jewish call for serious climate actionTogether with many other Australians, Jewish people are responding to a dreadful national disaster by contributing money and support to people who have lost loved family members, homes and other property and to...
My Jewish father found sanctuary in that town

My Jewish father found sanctuary in that town

Letter published in The AgeJan 16th, 2020.Dennis Martin It was with a heavy heart that I read the article in Tuesday’s Age about a couple in the Mallee town of Beulah flying a swastika flag over their recently purchased home. One of the home owners is reported...
JNF study tour

JNF study tour

On Dec 24th, 2019,  AJDS sent the following letter to schools participating in the JNF Australia educators study tour to Israel.Details of the tour and participating institutions can be found here.  To whom it may concern, We were recently informed that teachers from...
Jewish museum trip

Jewish museum trip

Join us on a group excursion to the Jewish Museum!Feb 16th. 2:00pmThere is currently a gorgeous exhibition at the Melbourne Jewish Museum which has been curated by one of our own executive members- Dr Jordy Silverstein. ‘Wild: Stories of a community pushing...
AJN letter- UK antisemitism

AJN letter- UK antisemitism

AJDS letter published in the Australian Jewish News. 10th Jan, 2019.While Josh Burns (UK Labor and the ALP: very different beasts, Dec 20) reflects on the UK elections and the fear in English Jewry as “Enough of a reason to celebrate the Corbyn defeat,” there seems to...
Golem painting

Golem painting

 ‘Golem’ painting 2019, (600 x 860) oil on canvas.  The figure on the left of the painting is based on the golem character from The Golem, How He Came into the World, a 1920 German expressionist film by Paul Wegener. The film is one of the high points of the...
Morrison for Jerusalem prize

Morrison for Jerusalem prize

The Jerusalem Prize for 2019 has been awarded to Scott Morrison, according to reports in the Australian Jewish News and J-Wire. Making the announcement, the President of the Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA), Jeremy Leibler, reportedly said that “The Jerusalem...