Raviv Drucker on JNF corruption: two reports

It’s been noted here, there and everywhere, that the Melbourne Jewish community, as a general rule, continues to support the Jewish National Fund and the United Israel Appeal, despite widely available evidence of corruption and embezzlement in those organisations. Here are two items from mainstream Hebrew media, both by Raviv Drucker, detailing the extent of […]

Trump’s Muslim Immigration Ban

It was on International Holocaust Memorial Day this year, after issuing a statement that made no mention of Jewish – nor any other – victims of the Holocaust, that Donald Trump signed an Executive Order banning people from 7 predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. The effects were swift and brutal: people who […]

Invasion Day / Survival Day / Amnesia Day 2017

This year we continue to stand firm in our commitment to acknowledging our privileged presence on this land, traditionally owned by the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung peoples of the Kulin nation. We are equally committed to bringing about change in our own as well as others’ perceptions of their role in ongoing colonisation. Read our Statement […]

The comeback of Palestinian cuisine: a brief account

Since we are proudly hosting acclaimed Gazan chef, Laila el-Haddad, for her Australian tour in April 2017, it is timely to consider Palestinian food traditions and their plight since the Nakba. This is of course the catastrophe of 1948, brought on primarily by Zionist colonisation of Palestine. With continuing military occupation, ensuing separation and atomisation […]