“Talking Freely About The Real Israel”

"The Prisoner X scandal has shocked many Australian Jews because it flies in the face of their status as "insiders" to Israel. Liberty, justice and equality can be good substitutes for Israeli nationalism, writes Larry Stillman."

Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann , Rabbis for Human Rights–audio

Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann (ex Melbourne High and Monash Univ–and thus a  personal connection with many people–) has lived in Israel for about 40 years new.  A conservative rabbi (for those who don’t know, a ‘middle of the road’ denomination), he works for Rabbis for Human Rights in  Occupied Territories. To  quote their website, “Rabbis for […]

Response to AJDS from Bob Carr, Minister for Foreign Affairs

In response to a recent letter (see here)  to the Minister from the AJDS, the following response has been received and the text is below and the original attached. Senator the Hon Bob Carr Minister for Foreign Affairs, Canberra [9 Jan 2013] I refer to your letter of December 5, 2012, expressing support for AustraIia’s […]

AJDS AGM 2013 – February 24th

All members are invited to come to the AJDS Annual General Meeting 2013. See flyer here. The AGM will be held on Sunday, 24th February at 8 Yarraford Avenue, Fairfield. BBQ at 1 pm, AGM at 2.30 pm. Please bring your own meat and wine etc. All members must be financial to participate but may renew […]

The letter that the Australian Jewish News would not run.

This letter was submitted to the Australian Jewish News on January 21, 2013, ahead of a major fundraising drive by the Jewish National Fund. The editor has indicated that he will not publish it. Once again, the Australian Jewish community is being hindered from hearing other voices.