UNHCR Report on Gaza

The following is a verbatim cut and paste from the UN Press Release on the Goldstone report. Elswhere, it is reported that only a summary of the report is available. In fact, the full 575 pages can be downloaded. Note the following statement at parag 20. By refusing...

A Parliamentarian for censorship

[This, of course, is an entirely personal opinion,and only reflects my views] Michael Danby, the Australian Federal Member for Melbourne Ports has read into the Australian Parliamentary Record ‘Hansard’ his version of a contretemps between the editors of...

A Parliamentarian for censorship

[This, of course, is an entirely personal opinion,and only reflects my views] Michael Danby, the Australian Federal Member for Melbourne Ports has read into the Australian Parliamentary Record ‘Hansard’ his version of a contretemps between the editors of...

Uri Avneri the Israeli Patriot

Uri Avneri is 80+, but he can still pack a punch. In this piece, about boycotts of Israel, he says many things, amongt which are “…Anyway, there is no sense in arguing with those who pray for the disappearance of the sovereign State of Israel, rather than...

The Lemon Tree: A Palestinian Opinion

Recently, the AJDS hosted a screening of the Israeli Film ‘The Lemon tree’. We asked Maher Mughrabi, a local Palestinian, to make some comments about the film. It is important that we hear voices such as Maher Mugrabi’s, to counter the view that...

Body parts trade in Israel?

Body parts trade in Israel? Unfortunately, it’s not so clear. [Warning–this may make your blood boil, so I suggest searching for other web information] Counterpunch (www.counterpunch.org) is a pretty eclectic website, edited by left-wing Alexander...

To Boycott or Not Boycott? That is the question

To Boycott or Not Boycott–that is the question? Sol Salbe’s previous post got me thinking, so I have written this post which is my personal view, and no one elses! It’s become a nostrum in some left circles (including some supporters on the Israeli...

A nuanced view must be heard!

A blog post from Sol Salbe It is not black and white. No matter which way you look at the Israeli/Palestinian conflict the same conclusion is reached: matters are not clear cut. It just is not true that one side is always right and the other side is invariably wrong....

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...