Leunig’s cartoon deserves a more thoughtful Jewish response

http://tinyurl.com/czkjlel Congratulations to Harold Zwier for getting national coverage in the Fairfax stable on 30 Nov 2012. Sanity over hysteria. Update: Leunig’s own response on 11 Dec 2012  to the controversy which resulted from his cartoon ON NOVEMBER 21, The Age published a cartoon by Michael Leunig which commented on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The device […]

The “Non Observer State” of Palestine. An opinion.

Larry Stillman Harold Zwier While the Australian government abstained from voting for the proposed UN General Assembly resolution on the recognition of the “non-member observer state” of Palestine, the Australian government, which already accepts the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination,should vote in favour of recognition of the state in the future. Anyone with […]

Leila’s Story

by George Stein *Leila (name has been changed for job security) Leila was born in Al- Jiflik in 1962. Her family were refugees from 1948, originally from Al nfaat village, near Al khdarah which is located in the north of Palestine, around Haifa. Leila tells us, “I have never been to my family village, but […]

Gaza: End This Damned War Now

by MJ Rosenberg reposted from here Today I received an email inviting me to a rally to express solidarity with Israel signed by the major mainstream pro-Israel and Jewish organizations ranging from those on the extreme far right all the way to J Street. J Street! J Street is, of course, the organization that was established as […]

Non-Governmental Organisations and the Occupation: Help or Hindrance?

by George Stein “Aid … undermines the Palestinian’s political struggle, ‘normalises’ the situation of the occupation, and postpones a permanent solution” – Shir Hever in The Political Economy of Israel’s occupation: Repression beyond Exploitation. In the early 1990’s a series of agreements known as the Oslo Accords were adopted in the Israeli Occupied Territories (OT) […]