Jews Down Under is migrating to a web site.

May 4, 2014
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Jews Down Under  is migrating to a web site in the next day or two. Tuesday by the look of things. http://jewsdownunder.com/ This has been an amazing journey in the past 7/8 months and I thank you all for your support. All you need to do is to bookmark the new URL,  you will be […]

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Anti-Semitism is not a Soccer Ball

June 14, 2014
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In a recent article for the Times of Israel, Ian Ben Zion tells us that an Israeli Knesset member is claiming that the Nike ad below, for the 2014 World Cup, is anti-Semitic. He writes: Nike’s long Internet ad, released Monday in advance of the kickoff of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil on Thursday, […]

So, Just What is a “Palestinian,” Anyways?

May 28, 2014
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The Philistines, of course, were a seafaring people of the Aegean islands. They were one of the rivals for regional dominance competing with the ancient Israelites along the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea over one thousand years before Jesus of Nazareth walked the land. They were, needless to say, not a people from the […]

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UC Irvine Cancels Nonie Darwish Speech

May 8, 2014
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Front Page Magazine reports the following: On the heels of Brandeis University’s controversial decision to rescind an honorary degree to women’s rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, organizers of a week-long pro-Israel event called iFest, which is currently underway at the University of California, Irvine, say they have been forced to cancel a scheduled speech by Nonie Darwish, […]

Jews Down Under MOVING TODAY

May 6, 2014
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Please update your bookmarks. The site should be moved to the new site by midday today Thank you.   Thank you for your support. http://jewsdownunder.com/

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News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’ – “Continuing Thoughts…”

May 5, 2014
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Submitted and written by Arlene Kushner.   I would like to pick up on the two topics I wrote about before Shabbat: accusations of Israel as “apartheid” and the debate about Israel as a Jewish state vs. democratic state. These subjects may overlap, but they are separate issues.   As to apartheid.  Warren Goldstein, chief […]

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OzTorah: Ask the Rabbi – Yom HaAtzma’ut.

May 5, 2014
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Submitted and written by Rabbi Doctor Raymond Apple .   PRACTICAL ZIONISM This week we celebrate Yom HaAtzma’ut, Israel’s Independence Day. As always, the occasion will bring out its philosophers, analysing the meaning of Israel and assessing how far the Jewish State has fulfilled the Zionist ideal. There is something else they often forget to […]

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Chag sameach. Happy 66th birthday Israel.

May 5, 2014
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  To My Country — Rachel. I have not sung you, my country, not brought glory to your name with the great deeds of a hero or the spoils a battle yields. But on the shores of the Jordan my hands have planted a tree, and my feet have made a pathway through your fields. […]

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