Australia’s Disneyfied Israel

This article was originally published at The Daily Beast.

For two weeks this month, Hagai El-Ad, executive director of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), visited Australia as a guest of the New Israel Fund Australia Foundation. Only 18 months old, NIF Australia has already achieved a significant aim of its creation: to begin anew a conversation about Israel and Judaism in Australia.

Continue reading “Australia’s Disneyfied Israel” »

 

The crisis of Zionism and the Diaspora

A shorter version of this article appeared as an op-ed in the Friday 20th April 2012 edition of the Australian Jewish NewsSee the original article, as published.

IT DIDN’T take long for parts of the Jewish world to attack Peter Beinart’s latest book, “The Crisis of Zionism”. And it’s no wonder either – for parts of the Jewish community establishment around the world, it is fundamentally at odds with their values and their strategy. Continue reading “The crisis of Zionism and the Diaspora” »