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University River

University River

In William Blake’s hymn Jerusalem, the phrase ‘those dark Satanic mills’ was assumed to be referring to the cotton and woollen mills of his time and the mills’ terrible working conditions.Based on the date of the hymn and Blake’s religious background,...

Sympathy for the Arabs in Gaza

Sympathy for the Arabs in Gaza

It is true that a recent poll indicated that 75 percent of Palestinians living in Gaza and the West Bank supported the actions of Hamas on October 7. It is true that the people of Gaza chose to elect Hamas as their leaders in 2006. And it is true that an alarming...

I witnessed and survived the Holocaust

I witnessed and survived the Holocaust

Quick share links: Peter Baruch is a Holocaust survivor, who, born to a Jewish family in Poland, was forced to flee the Nazis as a small child. Peter and his parents never saw the rest of their very large family ever again – they all died in the...

Israel is ‘Always to Blame’

Israel is ‘Always to Blame’

In the early 1990s, I attended a dinner in New York City sponsored by a Jerusalem foundation, highlighted by a dialogue between Henry Kissinger and Fouad Ajami, moderated by Dan Rather. (Ajami was a Lebanese-born university professor who often appeared as...

Are war & violence ‘not very Christian’?

Are war & violence ‘not very Christian’?

Some might erroneously think that "God & warfare" are mutually exclusive terms. But only those who know little about the Bible would make that claim. In both Testaments we see that there is a place for warfare, for fighting, and for the use of force to achieve...

Antisemitism Rising | 23.32

Antisemitism Rising | 23.32

Jason Steinberg & Dr David Adler join Dave Pellowe to discuss the unimaginable scenario playing out in Australia and around the world where shameless, public antisemitism (Jew-hatred) is rising rapidly in complete ignorance of the identical social settings which...

Israel & Replacement Theology | 23.30

Israel & Replacement Theology | 23.30

Tragically, one of the sources of much anti-Semitism over centuries and increasingly again, is Christian teaching. Some believe that God's covenant with Abraham, Isaac & Jacob to make Israel a great nation and the Promised Land their inheritance was not...

More specious thinking on the middle east

More specious thinking on the middle east

We need some clear thinking on the Middle East conflict: There is never a shortage of things being said that need to be addressed, challenged, and/or corrected – certainly when it comes to issues like war and peace, geopolitics, the conflict in the Middle East, and so...

More diabolical hamas terrorism

More diabolical hamas terrorism

Hate-filled terrorists again strike Israel: The largest number of Jewish lives killed in one day since the Holocaust, with the terrorist organisation Hamas launching an all-out assault on innocent Israel over the weekend, on the 50th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War....

The war against Israel

The war against Israel

By now you would have seen the news that the Hamas regime launched a cowardly and criminal attack against innocent, defenceless women and children on Saturday morning. The war against Israel is just that. There is no nuance or complication. Hamas are demon-possessed...

Israel

Israel

From 1946 to 1948, my father served as a medic in the British Army in what was then known as British Mandate Palestine.Enacted by the League of Nations in 1919, the mandate was assigned to Britain at the end of World War 1 following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire....

Sorting Out the Israeli Elections

Sorting Out the Israeli Elections

Do you have your scorecards ready? We’re going to do our best to sort out the results of last week’s elections in Israel, the fourth in a period of just two years (can you imagine that?). But first, a disclaimer: by the time you read this article, the outcome may have...

“Never again” what?

“Never again” what?

I am challenged on this day, International Holocaust Rememberance Day, to explain exactly what the world promised when it swore "Never again!" in the wake of the realisation of the horrors of the Holocaust, ended only by the defeat of Germany at the conclusion of...