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Faith During War

6 Aug

FAITH DURING WAR Sunday Age, 6/8/06   It was like a scene out of Life is Beautiful – the 1997 movie that earned Roberto Benigni an Oscar for portraying a Jewish father buffering his child during the holocaust.   From the 1500 meter altitude above the clouds, just below the village of Ehden in North […]

Bigots recruit for ISIS

30 Sep

http://thehoopla.com.au/bigots-isis-recruiters-default/ Oops!It looks like your running an older, unsupported version of Internet Explorer! You can still look around but things may not work as expected. Take me to The Hoopla BIGOTS RECRUIT FOR ISIS By

Radio 2 GB panel on Gaza

29 Aug

http://connect.pure.com/p#!/au/content/podcast/2997683-2gb-ben-fordham-highlights Monday 28 July, Radio 2GB Forum On The Gaza Conflict Confused about what’s happening in Gaza? Ben Fordham seeks a bit of clarity by talking to representatives from both sides of the conflict. Ben Fordham chats to Jeremy Jones, from the Australian/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council and Joseph Wakim, founder of the Australian Arabic […]

Hatred can begin at home

12 Aug

http://bit.ly/1sKwZFd Adelaide Advertiser Racial hatred laws and foreign fighter laws may seem disconnected, but Tony Abbott is right to link them: Joseph Wakim August 12, 2014 RACIAL hatred laws and foreign fighter laws may appear disconnected. Hence, Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s dual announcements to retain the former while toughening the latter were met with much […]

The most fearful weapon in Israel’s assault: dehumanisation

12 Aug

http://bit.ly/1oqLJe2 The most fearful weapon in Israel’s assault: dehumanisation Canberra Times August 7, 2014 A Palestinian man at a funeral carries the body of a girl whom medics said was killed by an Israeli air strike. Photo: Reuters If we were witnessing a kangaroo cull through aerial bombardment, there would be moral outrage. If we […]

Stop oiling the supply chain to ISIS

12 Aug

http://bit.ly/1u6y6E3. As long as the US protects its Saudi oil supplies, the vital supply chain to ISIS and their ilk will continue to be oiled The Advertiser 18 July 2014 “THE tyrant has fallen and Iraq is free,” trumpeted US President George W. Bush aboard aircraft carrier USS Lincoln on 2 May 2003. “al-Qaeda is […]

Stop oiling the supply chain to ISIS

7 Jul

http://bit.ly/V9GEui Stop oiling the supply chain to Isis ON LINE opinion 2 July 2014 “The tyrant has fallen and Iraq is free,” trumpeted US President George W Bush aboard aircraft carrier USS Lincoln on 2 May 2003. “Al Qaeda is wounded, not destroyed.” On the contrary, Al Qaeda cells in Afghanistan reproduced a new ‘base’ […]

We can’t condemn some arms bearers and not others, like Jewish Australians fighting overseas

7 Jul

http://bit.ly/1pUiu4G We can’t condemn some arms bearers and not others, like Jewish Australians fighting overseas The Courier-Mail July 07, 2014 DURING recent Senate estimates hearings, ASIO’s head David Irvine announced that 150 Australian citizens were being scrutinised for suspected military activities in the Syrian conflict. He cautioned that young recruits could return with “heightened commitments […]

Palestinian unity is path to peace

7 May

http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/print.asp?article=16271 http://bit.ly/RlOFu2 Online Opinion, 7 May 2014 If Israeli leaders are worried about a Palestinian unity government, they should look in the mirror. If they are worried about the forbidden apartheid word, they should look out the window. When Benjamin Netanyahu alleged that ‘Abu Mazen has chosen Hamas and not peace,’ Palestinians enduring daily occupation […]

Rabbi or imam, a threat is still a threat

20 Feb

http://bit.ly/1gk86tz http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/opinion/joseph-wakim-rabbi-or-imam-a-threat-is-still-a-threat/story-fni6unxq-1226833133261 The Advertiser 20 February 2014 “BY the power of our Holy Torah, we admonish you to cease immediately all efforts to achieve these disastrous agreements, in order to avoid severe heavenly punishment for everyone involved.” In an open letter to US Secretary of State John Kerry, this wrath formed part of a recent […]