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+ Went to the Australian embassy in tel aviv this morning to cast my vote in the federal election.

Went to the Australian embassy in tel aviv this morning to cast my vote in the federal election.

Just a short video for ANZAC Day. 

Lest we forget. 

eretzyisrael:

As you may have heard, Sydney Uni SRC has adopted a motion to support the boycott of the Technion, as part of the BDS campaign against Israel. 

Please take 15 seconds out of your day to sign the petition on the link below, to let the SRC know that we are more than upset with their decision, and that nothing short of a full revocation of the motion will suffice!

I can’t even take Advanced Hebrew at uni

I was planning to drop National Politics to continue Hebrew but 

a) I’m the only student that has expressed interest

b) the course coordinator who teaches the subject is taking a leave of absence

He suggested that I take a subject about modern Israel instead - using the “you don’t do exams only two essays” to draw me in. 

So…to study national politics or Israel? 

Pros of national politics

1. I studied a similar subject last year

2. Did well and enjoyed it

3. This year is an election year so it will be really interesting

4. My timetable fits and is all good

Cons of national politics

1. I might be bored because I studied it last year

2. I’m more interested in international politics that national politics

Pros of Modern Israel course

1. It’s what I do what to learn

2. It’s easy to do well in

Cons of Modern Israel

1. My timetable is already all set - I’ll have to play around with it again

2. I’m not sure if it will count towards a politics major since this is part of a Jewish Civilisation and Israel major

3. I did a course like this two years ago

Advice?

+ Well, I found this in my morning read of the newspaper. Blatant anti semitism in the media? No big deal.

Well, I found this in my morning read of the newspaper. Blatant anti semitism in the media? No big deal.

I can smell smoke in the air

Bushfires. Just a normal Australian summers day.

2 celebrity sightings in one week!

First, Chris Lilley (summer heights high, angry boys) at the supermarket

Second, Buddy Franklin (footy player) at a juice shop

+ Just thought the story on this plaque in the shule here was interesting.

Just thought the story on this plaque in the shule here was interesting.

Members of the Aboriginal and Jewish communities have observed the anniversary of a unique protest in Melbourne.

Seventy-four years ago Aboriginal activist William Cooper and his colleagues at the Australian Aborigines League tried to hand a resolution to the German consul-general condemning the Nazis’ persecution of the Jews.

But the consul-general refused to see the Aboriginal delegation, which had walked into town from Mr Cooper’s home in Melbourne’s west.

"On behalf of the Aboriginal inhabitants of Australia, we wish to have it registered and on record that we protest wholeheartedly at the cruel persecution of the Jewish people by the Nazi government in Germany," his message said.

"We plead that you would make it known to your government and its military leaders that this cruel persecution of their fellow citizens must be brought to an end."

"The government condemns the repeated rocket and mortar attacks on Israel from the Gaza Strip and calls on Hamas to cease these immediately. Australia supports Israel’s right to defend itself against these indiscriminate attacks. Such attacks on Israel’s civilian population are utterly unacceptable.’"

Prime Minister Julia Gillard