Is 'the Lobby' out to bring down Obama?

Gershon Baskin, of IPCRI, the Israel-Palestine Centre for Research and Information suggests: “As I read the Israeli political map, Netanyahu, in coordination with his allies in Congress, AIPAC, and other US Jewish organizations have made a decision that...

The State of the 'Lobby'

John Mearsheimer, whose earlier comments with Stephen on the Israel lobby in the US brought forth a torrent of criticism of highly variable quality, now has this observation: “Siding with Israel against the United States was not a great problem a few years ago:...

Dictionaries needed for refugee kids in Melbourne

Jewish Aid is involved with a homework program for Nuba refugee children and youth, at the Preston Library from term 2 onwards. They need pre-loved dictionaries and thesauruses donated for the kids; computers are not always available and dictionary skills are good to...

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There’s a lot of different opinion on the full range of issues considered by AJDS members, and occasionally, other people. We hope you enjoy the diversity of opinion.

The ins and outs of the Mabhouh assassination

Let’s start at the beginning. Sol Salbe Mahmoud Al Mabhouh was no friend of progressive Jews. For all the manifestation of different currents within Hamas, there is nothing on the public record to suggest that he was a moderating influence. And yet there is...

Palestinians’ supporters forum keeps audience engaged

Palestinians’ supporters forum keeps audience engaged Sol Salbe “Israeli Apartheid” or “Apartheid Israel”? Australians for Palestine seems to have used the two terms interchangeably: The advertisement used one, while glossy leaflets used the other The two terms may be...

Zionism and Jewish Identity

Examining the Israel – Diaspora relationship: What is the role of Australian Jewry? Harold Zwier 11th March 2010 Presented at the seminar held at Monash University Centre for Jewish Civilisation In giving my views on the changing nature of our relationship with...