Opinion

Monash: An example to us all

Australian War Memorial director Dr Brendan Nelson not only focused on Monash’s Jewishness, but attributed his character and leadership to his embodiment of Jewish values.

Farewell Michael Danby

For all the mud that has been thrown at him – and there has been a fair bit – Michael Danby has put in the hours, not just for Australian Jewry but for the public as a whole as a hard grafting politician, who has remained true to his conscience whatever the fallout.

None of our foreign aid should back terrorism

I firmly believe that right around the world, we should take a much tougher approach to the misuse and abuse of our foreign aid budget.

Are our tax dollars funding Palestinian terror?

There are doubts over the integrity of three separate Australian-funded development programs in the Palestinian Territories, and also long-term concerns over funding for the UN Relief and Works Agency.

25 hours of tech-free bliss

As the power of technology to communicate and inform is equalled by its capacity to distract and disrupt, only an obligation to fully switch off allows me to truly switch on.

Student politics has taken a foul turn

Student politics has undeniably taken a foul turn. University campuses are meant to encourage robust debate and academic discourse. Yet, elected representatives at the University of Sydney are utilising bullying, intimidation and scare tactics to silence opposition and disseminate a distorted view of the Israel–Palestine conflict.

Israel and Gaza: A litany of media distortion and smears

When journalists portray Israelis as the perennial wrongdoers and as a symbol of the world’s ills, when they leave out rational justifications for Israel’s actions, when they hide the true face of Hamas, what they are saying to their audiences is that Jews are the ultimate representation of cruelty and savagery.

Breaking The Silence: The AIJAC perspective

Executive director of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council Colin Rubenstein gives his take on the questions put to Breaking The Silence’s Avner Gvaryahu. Does Breaking The Silence contribute to

Breaking the Silence: Your questions answered

Ahead of his visit to Australia, executive director of Breaking the Silence Avner Gvaryahu answers questions submitted by AJN readers. When there are so many people and groups out there […]

Don’t be fooled by Breaking the Silence

No-one can effectively challenge the lies spread by Breaking the Silence when they are not given the detail of the events or locations that underpin the attack on the morality of the IDF.