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December 8, 2015 – 3:43 pm |

Following Galus Australis’ transition away from an online magazine to a Facebook based community group, the site was to be taken offline (on Friday 11 December).
However, as that date became closer, we received several requests …

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War and Peace

May 10, 2012 – 10:04 pm | 132 Comments

In response to a recent discussion on Galus Australis relating to the ethical and moral issues that arise if one chooses to serve in the Israeli military, Larry Stillman has submitted the following article.
The key issue …

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Solution to Bigotry is more Free Speech

February 22, 2012 – 8:31 pm | 38 Comments

By Larry Stillman
In an article I wrote in Galus Australis (November 2010), I said that “Hate speech is often characterized as ‘words that wound’, words that are deliberately intended to cause severe discomfort, stigmatization, a …

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Australia Day Honours? Give them the Gong!

January 25, 2012 – 9:54 pm | 10 Comments

By Larry Stillman
As my wife knows, one of my most vivid and recurring dreams involves members of the Royal Family and Princess Anne’s ruby lips.
And purely by chance – or is it destiny? – because …

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Why the Silence of the Lambs?

February 2, 2011 – 7:40 pm | 30 Comments

By Larry Stillman
The Palestine Papers, as revealed by Al-Jazeerah and the Guardian, are explosive evidence about the state of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, leaning over backwards to break a deal—a deal that …

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The Social Network of Jews and WASPs

December 9, 2010 – 9:56 pm | 12 Comments

By Larry Stillman Some films are best understood by insiders, and The Social Network is a case in point.  This is not to say that its story and message cannot be greatly enjoyed by outsiders, …

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Right-of-reply: ADC report muddies the water

December 2, 2010 – 5:30 pm | 26 Comments

By Larry Stillman
This article is a response to Deborah Stone’s recent piece in Galus Australis and her summary of the ADC special report, “Antisemitism on Campus. Contemporary Jewish experience at Victorian universities”. The article has …

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Hate speech has no boundaries

November 7, 2010 – 12:09 am | 111 Comments

By Larry Stillman
Hate speech is often characterized as ‘words that wound’, words that are deliberately intended to cause severe discomfort, stigmatization, a feeling of being sullied, and humiliation in the face of others.”
Within the Melbourne …

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Why the AJDS are right to support a limited boycott

September 1, 2010 – 9:50 am | 148 Comments
Stand up. Dissent is Patriotic.

By Larry Stillman
I’d like to argue the moral case for supporting a selective boycott of products from the Occupied West Bank. I take the view that it is illegally held territory in which its prior …

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Birthright should Promote Human Rights not Occupation

August 12, 2010 – 11:25 am | 126 Comments

By Larry Stillman
In July, Coteret, an Israeli news site, reported that Australian young people were taken on a tour of central Hebron by Birthright/Talglit, a program that has brought hundreds of thousands of young Jews …

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An Israel for all its citizens rather than an Israel for all Jews

May 2, 2010 – 8:32 pm | 29 Comments

by Larry Stillman
“In recent years, Israeli groups have put forward several constitutions for the state of Israel. However, these proposals…have been preoccupied with the question of, ‘Who is a Jew?’ and have neglected the primary …

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