Browsing All posts tagged under »Jewish Australians«

Diaspora Jewry needs to let go of idealised Israel

April 11, 2009


Jeff Halper April 10, 2009 A funny thing happened to me on my way to synagogue in Sydney; my scheduled talk was cancelled. Granted, I am very critical of Israel’s policies of occupation and doubt whether a two-state solution is still possible given the extent of Israel’s settlements. But this hardly warrants the demonisation to […]


March 12, 2009


MEDIA RELEASE The Emanuel Synagogue Woollahra has rescinded its invitation to Israeli peace activist, Professor Jeff Halper, to speak at the synagogue on 23rd March. This follows the axing by the Australian Jewish News of an advertisement for Professor Halper’s other meetings in Sydney.Professor Halper is Coordinator of the Israeli Committee against Housing Demolitions (ICAHD). […]

No Excuse Not To Know

November 16, 2008


From within the Jewish Australian community voices of dissent are emerging, people who are challenging the mainstream version of the history of Israel and the current conflict the country is involved in. They speak about how they came to their understanding of history and the friends they have lost as a result. Israel’s official history […]