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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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Peak Jewish body condemns racist attacks

October 11, 2011 – 7:03 pm | 4 Comments

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) has strongly condemned the attack on a mosque in Israel and the subsequent attacks against both Jewish and Muslim targets.
JCCV President, John Searle, stated that “The attack on …

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John Pilger’s bizarre attack on Frank Lowy

September 27, 2011 – 11:53 am | 30 Comments

Australian journalist, John Pilger, 2009 winner of the Sydney Peace Prize, has launched a bizarre attack on Australian Jewish businessman and philanthropist, Frank Lowy. New York …

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ECAJ Urges Restraint from all Sides in BDS Rhetoric

September 14, 2011 – 7:40 pm | 25 Comments

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) today issued the following statement concerning the debate about the campaign for Boycotts Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel and the targeting of the Max Brenner chain in …

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My Problems with Hasbara

September 12, 2011 – 10:39 pm | 10 Comments

By Ilan Bloch
For the past eight years, I have worked as a guide and educator, taking groups of students from the Diaspora on Israel programs. Recently, I was more than frustrated after the group that …

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Give the Vote to the Diaspora – Rethinking the Two-State Soltuion

August 30, 2011 – 5:53 pm | 55 Comments
Mobile army polling station at a military outpost in Kerem Shalom, on the border with Israel and the Gaza Strip

By Geoff Bloch
The international community and moderates on both sides of the Israeli Palestinian conflict have, for decades, called for a two-state solution to end the military jurisdiction Israel maintains over some 1.6 million disenfranchised …

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An interview with the Norwegian Ambassador to Australia

August 24, 2011 – 11:33 pm | 13 Comments

This Capital Jewish Forum interview with the Norwegian Ambassador to Australia, conducted by Manny Waks, covers the topics of Norway’s 22 July tragedy, Israel, and tolerance and racism, amongst other things.
Capital Jewish Forum (CJF): Firstly, …

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Sheltering from the Storm

August 22, 2011 – 10:51 pm | 6 Comments
Gaza rockets bound for Israeli civilians

By Tamar Paluch
I have a shelter. It’s a few steps from my Jerusalem home; they serve coffee and have wi-fi. It’s open nearly twenty-four hours a day. It’s where I am sitting because …

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Postcard from Arab East Jerusalem

July 19, 2011 – 1:16 pm | 82 Comments

By Liam Getreu
While in Jerusalem a few weeks ago, I decided to go to East Jerusalem properly for the first time, and posted this originally on my blog. While my Jewish education was …

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An open letter to Philip Chester that the AJN declined to publish

July 12, 2011 – 11:25 pm | 39 Comments

By Nathan Cherny
Dear Philip
From my office in Jerusalem I make it a habit of touching base with the community where I grew up, nurtured by the Zionist values of my family home and my involvement …

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Manny Waks Responds to Critics of Capital Jewish Forum

July 12, 2011 – 9:13 am | 10 Comments

By Manny Waks
After much consideration, I have decided to respond to some of the reaction to the Capital Jewish Forum’s (CJF) inaugural Melbourne event this Sunday (17 July)  featuring the Palestinian Authority Head of Delegation, …

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