AJDS reaction to Netanyahu's speech

A lead letter published in the The Australian, 16 June 2009 THE US President’s recent speech in Cairo heralded a new beginning in relations between the US and the Muslim world, and signalled a re-engagement with finding a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian...

Inadequate Netanyahu

Akiva Eldar and Yossid Sarid have pulled no punches into the inadquacey of Netanyahu’s response to Obama http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1092898.html A friendly tip from Abu Mazen By Akiva Eldar Dear Mr Netanyahu, I admit that I did not hold my breath in...

Sign the statement to support Obama's initiative for peace

The AJDS has written a statement in support of the Obama initiative in the Middle East. If you support this statement, please follow the link at the end of the statement to provide your public endorsement through an online petition which demonstrates the extent of...

Comparing Kapos & Jewish Activists is not Kosher

When the horrors of the Holocaust and the actions of the nazis are associated with more modern events, many of us find the comparisons to be demeaning and insensitive. When those tags are applied to Israel we find them totally offensive. Yet Morry Sztainbok (AJN...

Seven Jewish Children-some opinion from AJDS people

The recent kerfuffle over the short play Seven Jewish Children predictably brought out the worst in the rightist organisations which rule the roost in the Jewish community.  They specialise in several methods of political assasination of views it does not like 1)...

A New Beginning – or just more of the same?

Obama’s historic speech deserves to be watched in full by all – it pulls no punches but does break many previous taboos or no-go zones – this is especially so for Jews who uncritically support the State of Israel.It is clear now – as it always...