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The Australian Jewish vote 2013: Will Melbourne Ports continue to be the exception to the rule?

August 29, 2013 – 10:14 am | 23 Comments

 By Philip Mendes
It is generally accepted, albeit without firm empirical evidence, that a clear majority of Australian Jews vote conservative. This preference allegedly dates back to 1974 when the Labor Prime Minister Gough Whitlam abandoned …

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Dazed and Confused – The Trouble with Defining Zionism

March 5, 2013 – 6:40 pm | 59 Comments

By Philip Mendes
When I was growing up, I was told by my parents and others that Zionists believed that all Jews should live in the State of Israel. This was confirmed by my Aunt and …

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Answering the Finkler Question

June 12, 2012 – 7:41 pm | 141 Comments
Answering the Finkler Question

The following is a summation of Philip Mendes‘ comments delivered at yesterday’s Finkler Panel at Limmud Oz.
The great strength of the Finkler Question is that its depiction of what are called “ashamed Jews” so closely …

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Reflections on Jewish Statelessness and Statehood

May 12, 2011 – 8:12 pm | 5 Comments

By Philip Mendes
One of my current research projects is an analysis of the disproportionate historical Jewish engagement with the political Left. As many readers will know, there were two key factors that drove Jewish involvement …

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Letters to Editor – Responses to Mendes

April 3, 2011 – 8:15 pm | 86 Comments
Letters to Editor – Responses to Mendes

Below are two slightly abbreviated versions of two lengthy responses we received in regard to the latest article by regular Galus contributor, Prof. Philip Mendes , Advocating Peace or Promoting Conflict and Discrimination? The Strange …

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Advocating Peace or Promoting Conflict and Discrimination? The Strange Case of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies

March 23, 2011 – 10:43 pm | 12 Comments

By Philip Mendes
The Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney was formed in May 1988 to promote interdisciplinary research and teaching on the causes of conflict, and the conditions that affect …

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Jews and the AFL: Some of my best friends and relatives are Carlton supporters, but

February 15, 2011 – 4:17 pm | 30 Comments

By Philip Mendes
This week the NAB cup started again, and those of us suffering from summer-long withdrawal symptoms have regained our voice. But more prescient is the link between Jews and the AFL. Anyone can …

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The effective answer to BDS is two states for two peoples

January 24, 2011 – 10:52 pm | 56 Comments

By Philip Mendes
The Palestinian campaign for a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against the State of Israel and its population is currently in the Australian news.
Late last year, the Victorian Trades Hall Council hosted a …

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The Jewish Council to Combat Fascism and Anti-Semitism – A History

October 17, 2010 – 4:22 pm | 45 Comments

By Philip Mendes

The Rise and Fall of the Melbourne Jewish Council to Combat Fascism and Anti-Semitism, 1942-1970

Historical research is often motivated by, and influenced by, the interests and perspectives of the researcher. When I …

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Radical Australian Jews advocating for Israeli national suicide

April 29, 2010 – 8:59 pm | 16 Comments

Why a Return of Palestinian refugees to Israel will never happen and should never happen
By Philip Mendes
Last month a small group of Australian Jews signed a petition coordinated by anti-Israel extremists Antony Loewenstein and Ned …

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