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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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The RCV Is Critical of Assylum Seeker Policy. What Should Our Roof Bodies Be Doing?

July 22, 2013 – 2:44 pm | 21 Comments

From the editor:
The Rabbinical Council of Victoria has just released a statement:
“The Rabbinical Council of Victoria (RCV) views with grave concern the latest government policy, that  denies asylum-seekers entering Australia  illegally, by boat, any possibility …

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This Week: What do You Think? And Yaron’s Friday Thought

July 18, 2013 – 8:04 pm | 22 Comments

From the editor:
Jeffrey Wolf provides analysis of the vicious battle for Chief Rabbi currently under way in Israel. Does the Rabbinate need to be reformed or is the current situation working? If you don’t believe …

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Israeli Perfidy? Holocaust Mawkishness? Leader Overreach? Medical Marijuana Kosher? What do You Think?

July 12, 2013 – 9:46 am | 5 Comments

From the editor:
There is increasing evidence that Israel tricked or forced Ethiopian women to use the long acting birth control, Depo-Provera. When Israel’s behaviour is problematic, is it the place of Australian Zionists to criticise? …

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Mohammed Contends

July 8, 2013 – 12:53 pm | 14 Comments

By Yaakov Gorr
I don’t know if Mohammed will ever be able to return to Saudi Arabia.
Mohammed approached me, a private law tutor, for assistance in researching his planned master’s dissertation.  Western law schools expect a …

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Howard Sattler Suspended – But why was this Holocaust Denier on air in the First Place?

June 14, 2013 – 9:51 am | 54 Comments

By Anthony Frosh
Howard Sattler’s questions to Prime Minister Julia Gillard yesterday, concerning the sexuality of her partner, were plainly reprehensible. And it does not matter what one’s feelings or inclinations are toward the Gillard Prime …

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Do Melbourne Ports Residents Still Welcome Refugees?

June 5, 2013 – 10:34 pm | 74 Comments

By Ann Birrell
In the 1970s, Australians welcomed nearly 100,000 Vietnamese refugees.
In the 1980s, I was in one of my first jobs as a lawyer, as a Federal Court Judge’s Associate to Sir Reginald Smithers. When hearing …

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Shurat HaDin Claims World Vision Whitewash

May 23, 2013 – 6:42 pm | 7 Comments

Here is the reply from Shurat HaDin’s Attorney, Akiva (Andrew) Hamilton, to the recent article we published by Tim McCormack, representing World Vision Australia , rejecting allegations it provided financial aid to terrorists.
World Vision’s latest attempts to whitewash …

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World Vision Australia Rejects Allegations it Provided Financial Aid to Terrorists

May 20, 2013 – 5:36 pm | 8 Comments

By Tim McCormack
The Israeli NGO Shurat HaDin (Israel Law Centre) first wrote to World Vision Australia (WVA) in February 2012 claiming that our AusAID-funded agricultural development project with the Palestinian organisation – the Union of …

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South African Jews: In trouble or thriving?

May 14, 2013 – 12:25 pm | 2 Comments

This article, by Limmud presenter Daniel Barnett , is the first in our 2013 Limmud-Oz preview series.
The South African Jewish community is renowned for being one of the world’s most close-knit. From a communal infrastructure point …

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More Mondoweiss Madness

April 28, 2013 – 8:43 pm | Comments Off
More Mondoweiss Madness

This is the second part of a two-part series on Mondoweiss by David Schulberg.  To read Part I, click here.
Margaret Cassar, an organiser of the BDS protest movement in Adelaide, in a Mondoweiss article decried the …

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