Fear, Faith and Folau

Freedom of speech is an essential characteristic of any successful society. If people are not free to say what they believe, there can be no testing of ideas against each other and against reality. Without that, there can be no progress in science, in art, in literature, in education, in society and policy. But the …

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Next Year in Jerusalem

Firstly, that very strange girl from Israel won the Eurovision Song Contest. Not a song or a style that appeals to me, but nonetheless, well done. This means next year’s Contest will be held in Jerusalem. And that is great. And, today marks the day when the United States finally does what its Congress voted …

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All Israel Wants is to Live Peacefully Within its Borders

Time to end the false narrative of a right to return for millions of refugees who were never refugees at all. By Aviv Ezra at American Thinker: In November 1947 the United Nations voted to approve a partition plan that would have created a Jewish-majority state and an Arab-majority state in historic Palestine, and shared …

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Values Of The IDF

Last November Herbert London wrote an article about Israel and just war theory. It is worth reading in full; it perfectly summarises the difference in the philosophies of Israel and its enemies. A few paragraphs: There were even times when the Israeli soldiers put their own lives at risk to avoid killing an innocent person. …

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150 Rockets Fired From Gaza Into Israel Over Last Six Days

What, you didn’t know? Hardly surprising, since attacks on Israeli civilians get short shrift in the Australian media. From Times of Israel: Gaza-based terrorists fired 25 rockets into southern Israel on Saturday, causing damage to a school and factory. The latest attacks bring the total number of rockets and other projectiles fired from the Strip to approximately 150 …

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A Darn Good Question

Why is the world silent on the constant terrorist attacks on Israel? From the Chicago Tribune, by Ron Prosor, Israel’s Permanent Envoy to the UN: Silence. Just silence from the U.N. Silence from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. And silence from major media outlets throughout the world. Imagine for just a moment if this were happening …

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Leon Panetta Is a Moron

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta’s brain cell has gone missing. US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has urged Israel to “mend fences” with Turkey, Egypt and others in the Middle East to reduce its growing isolation… “Unfortunately, over the past year, we’ve seen Israel’s isolation from its traditional security partners in the region grow, and the …

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Words From Israel’s ‘Partner in Peace’

From Abdallah Jarbu, Deputy Minister of Hamas’ Ministry of Religious Endowments (no I have no idea what that means). They want to present themselves to the world as if they have rights, but, in fact, they are foreign bacteria – a microbe unparalleled in the world. It’s not me who says this. The Koran​ itself …

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Oh Dear How Sad Never Mind

Another Iranian nuclear ‘facility’ has exploded. An Iranian nuclear facility has been hit by a huge explosion, the second such blast in a month, prompting speculation that Tehran’s military and atomic sites are under attack. Satellite imagery seen by The Times confirmed that a blast that rocked the city of Isfahan on Monday struck the uranium …

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Islamist Regimes = Skidmarks on the Undies of Life

‘Judgement day has come!’ ‘We will kill all the Jews.’ Some of the chants repeated at a rally in Cairo. It is simply nonsense to suggest, as some have done, that Muslims hate Jews because of Israel. Muslims have conducted campaigns of extermination against Jewish populations since Islam began. The mufti of Jerusalem looked forward to …

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More Americans Trust Netanyahu Than Obama

The margin is not high, but still, that’s one little bright spot in a world of depressing news. The Washington Examiner reports: Americans might be more frustrated with Obama than they are irritated by Netanyahu. “A poll conducted by the group Greenberg Quinlan Rosner found that 52.3 percent of Americans rate Netanyahu positively, compared to 51.5 …

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Peace in the Middle East

The only reason there is no peace between Israel and Palestinian Arabs is because the Arabs do not want peace. The three ‘Nos’ from the eight Arab states which met in Khartoum in September 1967 were: No peace with Israel, No recognition of Israel, No negotiation with Israel. From David Meir-Levi in Frontpage magazine: There is an …

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Geert Wilder’s Speech in Berlin

I don’t usually repost entire articles from other sites, but Geert Wilders speech in Berlin yesterday (Saturday) touches on so many things of importance to Australia – bureaucracy, multi-culturalism, loss of national identity, democracy and hope – that it is worth reading in full. Via PI News.  The Threat of Europeanization and the Need to Defend the …

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Durban 3, Israel and Chocolate

‘Zionism’ is simply the assertion that Israel has the right to exist as a Jewish state. This is no more racist than saying that Jordan or Saudi Arabia have the right to exist as Arab states. Jews have an unbroken connection with Israel that goes back between three and four thousand years. If anyone can claim to …

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Hamas Wants A Ceasefire

Nothing better than to lob a hundred mortars over the border, fire a few rockets at school buses, and then shout ‘Cease fire!’ Because then Hamas can say, ‘But we want peace, we want a ceasefire. Why is Israel causing all this trouble?’ Fortunately, no one is taken in by that kind of posturing. Well, no one …

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