The Australian Jewish Left and Indigenous Rights by Philip Mendes

First published in Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, Vol.20, Part 3, November 2011, pp.430-443. Please see attached for footnoted version. There are two principal historical perspectives concerning Australian Jewry’s engagement with Indigenous concerns. One perspective, which is often cited in the Jewish media, holds that Jews have been prominent in the struggle for Indigenous rights. This perspective typically cites a number of examples of this support. They include:

The Australian Jewish Left and Indigenous Rights by Philip Mendes

First published in the Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, Vol.20, Part 3, November 2011, pp.430-443. Please see attached for footnoted version. There are two principal historical perspectives concerning Australian Jewry’s engagement with Indigenous concerns. One perspective, which is often cited in the Jewish media, holds that Jews have been prominent in the struggle for Indigenous rights. This perspective typically cites a number of examples of this support. They include:

AJDS Statement on New Housing Units in Gilo 9th November 2011

The announcement on 27th September by the Jerusalem regional planning and construction committee, of the building of 1100 new housing units in Gilo has been met with universal opposition by the United States, the Quartet, Germany, France, the UK and other countries -all active supporters of Israel on the international stage. The Israeli government argues that Gilo is merely a Jewish neighbourhood in southern Jerusalem and is entitled to build there as it would in any other part of Israel. But there are significant reasons to reject that argument.