Category Archives: Judaism

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 10th March, 1959 : As people rush with ever-increasing fervour to furnish living rooms, kitchens and bedrooms on the ‘never-never’, the hire purchase system came under attack today in the House of Representatives. Hire … Continue reading

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By the waters of Babylon

…from the quills of dead white poets Lord Byron (1788 – 1824) (From “Hebrew Melodies”) In the valley of waters we wept on the day When the host of the Stranger made Salem his prey; And our heads on our bosoms … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 30th January, 1900 : The threat of a widespread epidemic of bubonic plague continues to strike fear into the heart of city dwellers in Australia. The outbreak, which first surfaced in Adelaide two weeks … Continue reading

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Gaza smoking again

Ludwig von Gress The Middle East, this time the Gaza strip, is smoking again. With monotonous regularity, the conflict cauldron let’s off the steam, saving it for the future use and thus far avoiding a catastrophic explosion. With nukes in … Continue reading

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Israel’s Insightful Cynicism

By Robert D. Kaplan Chief Geopolitical Analyst Israel is in the process of watching a peace treaty unravel. I don’t mean the one with Egypt, but the one with Syria. No, I’m not crazy. Since Henry Kissinger’s shuttle diplomacy in … Continue reading

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