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 […]

The JNF: an inextricable part of global Zionism

Cultivate Justice, the global week of action to educate and challenge common thinking about the Jewish National Fund, is well underway. Why have we taken such a strong stand on the JNF, as progressive Jews who believe in human rights, social justice and the environment? Read this concise history and call to action, by Jordy […]

AJDS Environment Policy

  Background We are living at a time of unprecedented biophysical crisis. Human civilisation is facing a perfect storm of problems driven by climate change, environmental destruction and pollution, biodiversity loss and resource depletion, all of which are intensifying global socio-economic and regional problems. Two centuries of exploitation of readily accessible energy resources have facilitated […]

What’s Behind the Jewish National Fund?

The AJDS today (03/11/14) launched a campaign website titled ‘What’s behind the Jewish National Fund?’ criticising the Jewish National Fund for its role in taking land from Palestinians and Bedouins in Israel. The Jewish National Fund is a central and unquestioned feature of the Jewish community. Donation boxes from the JNF are present in nearly […]

The JNF-KKL and the Politics of Planting

By Ruth Edmonds In 1948, when hearing of the massacres by Zionist militias in Deir Yassin, the residents of al Walaja, a village located between Bethlehem and Jerusalem, fled their land across the valley to wait out the fighting in caves and small structures. Almost 70 years later and the original site of their village […]