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December 8, 2015 – 3:43 pm | Comments Off

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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Something New; Project Zug; From Jewish Care

November 4, 2015 – 10:46 am | 2 Comments

By Alex Fein:
Hi all.
I’m back, taking over from Bracha, for another tour of duty as editor at this Melbourne Jewish institution.
Over the years, Galus has provided its readers with news, debate, and stories about Jewish …

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UIA chooses fear over hope

March 17, 2015 – 3:02 pm | 2 Comments

By Julie Szego:
American author Brigitte Gabriel has been labelled a “radical Islamophobe.” In 2008, she told the Australian Jewish News: “Every practising Muslim is a radical Muslim.” A regular on the speakers’ circuit, Gabriel is …

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Comment: the great Caulfield debate

October 29, 2014 – 11:11 pm | 4 Comments

By Bracha Rafael:

The Zionist Youth Council of Victoria and AUJS Victoria recently hosted a political debate between the major contenders for the seat of Caulfield: the incumbent Liberal MP, David Southwick; Labor candidate Josh Burns, …

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The absurd life within a world devoid of truth

August 6, 2014 – 6:37 pm | One Comment

By Tal Spinrad:
Without truth, even love is delusional.
– Rabbi Mendel of Kotzk
I have three beautiful kids. Eli, aged a tad short of seven, and a set of twins, Gavi and Reuvi, aged five and a half.  …

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Just How Far Right Is Spiritgrow? Odd Goings On at Wheeler and Ari Shavit Demolishes Anti-Zionism

May 25, 2014 – 4:14 pm | 8 Comments

From the Editor:
While Galus usually avoids the Israel Palestine issue, preferring to focus on issues Antipodean, we believe three recent stories bring the conflict in the Middle East closer to home and warrant our readers’ …

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Labouring in Vain? The ALP, The Jewish Community, and Israel

May 22, 2014 – 12:13 pm | 22 Comments

By Dashiel Lawrence:
Somewhere in Israel stands a small JNF forest named in recognition of former ally and friend of the Jewish state, Bob Carr. The forest was bestowed in Carr’s honour back in 1996; that …

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Where Has Our Humanity Gone?

May 5, 2014 – 12:33 pm | 9 Comments

By Shira Sebban:
As an Australian Jew, I am ashamed by the treatment of asylum seekers in both Australia and Israel. I watch bewildered as the two countries I love descend further in a harsh morass …

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Antisemitism: A Good Idea to Find the Real Culprit

April 23, 2014 – 11:22 am | 17 Comments

By Sol Salbe:
While translating an article about antisemitic attacks in Sweden it occurred to me that the automatic  blaming of the usual suspects occurs here, in Australia, as well.  Several incidents of antisemitism and/or attack …

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Bob Carr: Foreign Policy Subcontracted to Jews and Pessach Break

April 10, 2014 – 12:59 pm | 15 Comments

From the editor:
We publish a selection of excerpts and links to today’s revelations.
From The Sydney Morning Herald:
“Former foreign minister Bob Carr has published private text messages between himself and Julia Gillard to reveal the “extraordinary” …

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Bolt: I’d defend Israel even if every one of its leaders were like Michael Gawenda

April 7, 2014 – 1:57 pm | 44 Comments

By Andrew Bolt:
Editor: This article was originally published in the Business Spectator on April 3 (Hat tip: Anthony Frosh).
Andrew Bolt responds to Michael Gawenda’s column (Why Andrew Bolt’s distress is truly uncomfortable, April 2):
An open …

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