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Rozana offers vision of peace

The Middle East is littered with well-intentioned proposals to end the long-running dispute between Israel and the Palestinians. The euphoria that followed the Geneva Conference, Camp David and the Oslo

Israel and its first peoples, the Jews, are not the problem

BENJAMIN Netanyahu’s visit to Australia was significant, both historically - the first visit by an Israeli Prime Minister – and for the future Australia-Israel relationship.

Humanity shines through

THESSALONIKI and Zakynthos are not names which automatically spring to mind when discussing the Holocaust. Particularly as the majority of survivors who made a home in Australia in the aftermath of the Shoah originated in Eastern Europe.

A haunting homecoming

THERE is something about long-haul travel conducted in solitude that infuses the mind with a strange kind of focus. As I returned to Kiev for the first time, having left that place as a boy of three, and now a man of 33, my mind returned again and again in abstract and discordant ways to family.

Turkey’s descent into Islamism

The coup in Turkey was not all that it seemed, as explained by ECAJ's Peter Wertheim.

Unleashing left-wing anti-Semitism

To date, mercifully, Britain and Australia, have both been spared the bloody terrorist atrocities that have left hundreds dead and injured across mainland Europe in recent months. But God forbid, […]

Make sure you celebrate

AS Jews, we enjoy our celebrations and festivals and the planning and traditions that are associated with them. A week before Pesach, if I were to survey a random group […]

Let there be light

Sales of sunnies soared yesterday when the recent dark spell that hit Egypt on Monday came to an unexpected end. Millions of Egyptians were caught completely unawares by the change […]

Treating the trauma of terror

In all my years working in Jerusalem as a child psychologist, I can honestly say I have never known times like these. And because of the close connection between the […]

Calling time on the Nazi slur

Question: What do George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Tony Abbott, Benjamin Netanyahu, Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, Campbell Newman, Taylor Swift, Obamacare, abortion, gun control, stem cell research, animal rights, Australia’s […]