Monthly Archives: July 2011

Just like in America

US, European countries already have anti-boycott laws, so why can’t Israel have one? Hagai Segal Published: 07.13.11, 18:09 www.ynetnews.com The morning after the Boycott Law was passed, we woke up to a slew of heartfelt leftist protests: “Debate is being stifled,” “McCarthyism,” “thought police,” “the end of democracy.” For a moment, the malicious impression created [...]

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The Economic Case for Supporting Israel

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America’s enemies understand deeply and intuitively that no U.S. goals or resources in the Middle East are remotely as important as Israel. Why don’t we?

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Is the world against us?

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Donniel Hartman Published: 07.12.11, 12:37 www.ynetnews.com Being alone is something that we Jews are used to. From our inception, we walked a different path as outsiders to the larger religious, cultural, and national identities. Our tradition taught that it might be, or according to some ought to be, our destiny. Centuries of anti-Semitism have made [...]

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Jews know acceptance still has its exceptions

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A century ago, Australia was a relatively tolerant society. Even so, Jews and Catholics were banned from Protestant-dominated gentlemen’s clubs in Sydney, Melbourne and elsewhere. In other words, discrimination against certain minorities became acceptable and fashionable. Consequently, it was rarely commented on or even noticed. Today Australia is an accepting society which formally outlaws discrimination [...]

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The Truth About the West Bank

The Truth About the West Bank

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  • Formed in June 2010, Group 18 is a new Israel advocacy organisation. 18 stands for the numerical value of “Chai” = LIFE. The impetus behind its inception was a feeling amongst concerned Jews that insufficient action was being taken in dealing with what we see as a broad and growing campaign to deligitimise the State of Israel and threaten it’s very right to exist. We, as Group 18, believe that instead of being reactive in dealing with these complex challenges, we must become pro-active through generating greater communal awareness of the issues.