Eretz Israel is our unforgettable historic homeland...The Jews who will it shall achieve their State...And whatever we attempt there for our own benefit will redound mightily and beneficially to the good of all mankind. (Theodor Herzl, DerJudenstaat, 1896)

We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East.
(From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

With a liberal democratic political system operating under the rule of law, a flourishing market economy producing technological innovation to the benefit of the wider world, and a population as educated and cultured as anywhere in Europe or North America, Israel is a normal Western country with a right to be treated as such in the community of nations.... For the global jihad, Israel may be the first objective. But it will not be the last. (Friends of Israel Initiative)

Friday 7 March 2014

On Australian Campuses, Antisemitism Raises Its Red Head

Who wrote this pretty little missive (picture, Australian Jewish News: "Death to the Zionist Entity Love from Hamas") during the past week?

Who scrawled "No Jew world order" and a Star of David containing the number 666 [supposedly the "number of the beast"] on a campus sign at the University of Adelaide during the past week?

Who intimidated and harassed Jewish students in separate incidents at the Australian National University (located in Canberra) and the Universityof New South Wales (located in Sydney) during the past week?

Far Right racists?

Ah, no!

Here's a clue:
A spokesman for federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne has commented that the BDS Movement has given antisemitism “a fashionability among highly ignorant sections of the far left”.

The antisemites in these cases are said to belong to an obnoxious organisation calling itself the Socialist Alternative.

Read about this state of affairs here


  1. I was physically and verbally intimidated by the leader of the Sydney section of this group. It was at a 'gathering' prior to one of their assaults on the Max Brenner store in Newtown, Sydney.

    I was fortunate the LAC Sergeant was on hand, who I know well from working against the BDS actions in the suburb.

    There are a number of 'the enemy within' who are part of this group. A couple of whom are Gay.

    Just great isn't it? Jewish, Gay, anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian.
    What more can you want ?

    1. This unpleasantness?

  2. “a fashionability among highly ignorant sections of the far left”.

    No, it's most of the left. Nearly of it.

  3. It certainly seems to be veering that way.

  4. As one historian pointed out, it,s "rich man antisemitism" - the perception of Jews as plutocrats. The lefties who assume all Jews are rich is a stereotypal ethnic "slur" and they'd soon be yelling "racist" at stereotypes aimed at any other ethnic group.

  5. sorry, above comment badly worded - I'm a klutz on an IPad keyboard. I cannot remember the historian's name.


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