Confused malcontents swilling Chardonnay while awaiting the Zombie Apocalypse.
Di (amina046) said:
Malka Leifer's case is shaking the Australian Jewish community's faith in Israel | Michael Visontay The message has been clear: pol
Really? Wasn't Israel partly created in order to be a safe place for such international criminals?
The former principal of Melbourne’s ultra-Orthodox Adass Israel school faces extradition to Australia on 74 charges of sexually assaulting female students during her time as principal. The school management helped spirit her to Israel in 2008.
Leifer’s lawyers claim she suffers from paralysing anxiety and is mentally unfit to face court; yet despite clear-cut video evidence that she is going about her life as normal, judge after judge has been unable to rule that she is fit to be extradited, and face Australian justice. Her case has dragged on for five years, involved 57 hearings and more than 30 psychiatrists.
Three American citizens have been murdered by Israel in recent years - and been given complete immunity.
Ditto 9 Canadians (including Major Kruedener, a peace-keeper bombed to death over a period of 8 hours in a hulking great concrete UN post)
Three British people have been murdered in Israel too ... fortunately, my government is a bit better and had extracted compensation.
I first read that story about a year ago. I'm not sure where the crimes took place.
Di (amina046) said:
How this German army veteran became a pioneer of Sufism in Australia An extroverted German baron helped establish a rich Muslim culture in Australia, and brought out a special guest to help to spread Sufism.
I wonder if there are broadcast warnings against missionaries for other furrin faiths.
Some famous Jewish Australians https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Oceanian_Jews
Australia is one of the few countries in the Diaspora to have had a Jewish commander-in-chief, Sir John Monash.
Monash was a founding member of the Rotary Club of Melbourne, Australia's first Rotary Club, and served as its second president (1922–23). In 1927, he became president of the newly founded Zionist Federation of Australia and New Zealand.
He was called upon by the Victorian Government of Harry Lawson in 1923 to organise "special constables" to restore order during the 1923 Victorian Police strike. He was one of the principal organisers of the annual observance of ANZAC Day, and oversaw the planning for Melbourne's monumental war memorial, the Shrine of Remembrance. Monash was honoured with numerous awards and decorations from universities and foreign governments. According to his biographer Geoffrey Serle: "[i]n the 1920s Monash was broadly accepted, not just in Victoria, as the greatest living Australian".
Sir John Monash died in Melbourne on 8 October 1931 from a heart attack, and he was given a state funeral. An estimated 300,000 mourners, the nation's largest funeral crowd to that time, came to pay their respects. After a Jewish service, and a 17-gun salute, he was buried in Brighton General Cemetery. In a final sign of humility, despite his achievements, honours and titles, he instructed that his tombstone simply bear the words "John Monash". He was survived by his daughter, Bertha (1893–1979).
Rotary is a big charity organisation here now.
bml00 said: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Monash Monash was a founding member of the Rotary Club of Melbourne, Australia's first Rotary Club, and served as its second president (1922–23). In 1927, he became president of the newly founded Zionist Federation of Australia and New Zealand.
Flaunting genocidal heroes again?
Most of his biography at the Wacky is based on two editions of this source:
However, this resource is notorious for covering up much of the dirt.
In 2018, Clinton Fernandes wrote that ADB is conspicuously silent on the slaveholder or slave profiting pasts of a number of influential figures in the development of Australia, including George Fife Angas (? ambiguous information), Isaac Currie, Archibald Paull Burt, Charles Edward Bright, Alexander Kenneth Mackenzie, Robert Allwood, Lachlan Macquarie, Donald Charles Cameron, John Buhot, John Belisario, Alfred Langhorne, John Samuel August, and Godfrey Downes Carter. 
... The entries were written in the 1960s and await to be updated.
Now, it happens that Monash doesn't appear to have been linked to slavery - but neither is he linked in any way to being Jewish. He's buried in "Brighton Cemetry" as has a Jewish section - but we're not told if he's in it - and there is nothing on his grave except his name.
The Wacky also records that " He was one of the principal organisers of the annual observance of ANZAC Day, and oversaw the planning for Melbourne's monumental war memorial, the Shrine of Remembrance " - a WW1 monument that was later extended:
After World War II it was felt necessary to add to the Shrine an element commemorating the Australian war dead of the second great conflict. Once again a competition was run ... Milston's design was eventually chosen as the one to go ahead, and the result was the World War II Forecourt ... the Eternal Flame ... and the World War II Memorial ... dedicated by Queen Elizabeth II on 28 February 1954. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrine_of_Remembrance
But apparently, makes no mention of the Holocaust!
No such doubt concerning Monash's attitude to indigenous people's - the Wacky records that "In 1927, he became president of the newly founded Zionist Federation of Australia and New Zealand.".
So he was 100% in favour of beating robbing and killing natives for their land by settlers!