Sensible Jew

Sensible Jew is a one-person website that was one of the first of the local Jewish Australian web2.0 presences. Alex Fein's views are not on the left, but she's provocative, and like many other people it seems, wants more informed, and particularly respectful discussion, particularly because there was pretty much an organized campaign to mock her questioning of community 'leadership'.

Galus Australis

A couple of younger Melbourne Jewish writer-thinkers run an interesting website: Galusaustralis. It's not a political website, its a mix of culture, religion, politics.

They too, are sick and tired of the one-party community. A lot of the commentary is conservative, some of it comes from people associated with AJDS, some of it is very provocative, but its one of the few opportunties for people to exchange views, and sometimes, they are even funny!

Decode Jerusalem

Decode Jerusalem is a free independent alternative travel guide to East Jerusalem. It invites you to stroll around places that are hardly mentioned in conventional travel guides and aims at letting you discover some crucial aspects that the Israeli occupation, going on since 1967, brings with it.


Closed Zone: A new video about Gaza by Yoni Goodman

Yoni Goodman, one of the creators of “Waltz with Bashir”, which won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Academy Award, today has launched a new animated short film entitled “Closed Zone. He created the short for “Gisha - Legal Center for Freedom of Movement”. The 90-second film mixes animation with realistic shots to depict the closure imposed on the Gaza Strip by Israel for more than 1.5 years.

New Israel Fund

The New Israel Fund (NIF) is the leading organization committed to democratic change within Israel. Since 1979, NIF has fought for social justice and equality for all Israelis.  We believe that Israel can live up to its founders' vision of a state that ensures complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants, without regard to religion, race or gender.