Limmud Oz 2011 is compromised by banning people

Australian Jewish community politics when it comes to Israel and dissenting views is explosive, and a current controversy is no exception. (See, for example, what I wrote for New Matilda in 2009, but there have been episodes since then). Limmud Oz 2011 has recently...

Limmud Oz 2011 is compromised by banning people

Australian Jewish community politics when it comes to Israel and dissenting views is explosive, and a current controversy is no exception. (See, for example, what I wrote for New Matilda in 2009, but there have been episodes since then). Limmud Oz 2011 has recently...

Israel boycott needs targeted approach- an opinion

Ben Saul who teaches International Law in Sydney has a very good article in which I think he points out some of the flaws of a blanket BDS approach because it actually works against allies on the Israeli side (No matter what ideologues say, and left Israelis are more...

Goldstone: captured by spin.

Something very strange is going on, where commentary upon commentary replaces what is said. Goldstone, after the first report in the Washington Post said if more information had been forthcoming, one part his report, concerning a deliberate policy of killing civilians...

An Ethical Challenge for Diaspora Jewry

This article by an American rabbi probably expresses the sentiments of many people who are accused of being ‘disloyal’ ‘self-denying’ or any number of other pleasant appellations by those who oppose Jews on the left of the Israel/Palestine...

An Ethical Challenge for Diaspora Jewry

This article by an American rabbi probably expresses the sentiments of many people who are accused of being ‘disloyal’ ‘self-denying’ or any number of other pleasant appellations by those who oppose Jews on the left of the Israel/Palestine...

What is East Jerusalem?

Ir Amim contains a lot of useful information about the legal status of East Jerusalem, including such things as the use of the law to strip Palestinian rights. Here is one bit, but view the entire website. Seventeen days after the end of the Six-Day War in 1967,...

What is East Jerusalem?

Ir Amim contains a lot of useful information about the legal status of East Jerusalem, including such things as the use of the law to strip Palestinian rights. Here is one bit, but view the entire website. Seventeen days after the end of the Six-Day War in 1967,...