London must pause to remember murdered Munich team

BY VIC ALHADEFF

The Australian
June 29, 2012

I INTERVIEWED Yael Arad for The Australian Jewish News when she came to Sydney as coach of Israel’s judo team for the 2000 Olympics. The first Israeli to win an Olympic medal, for judo in 1992, she imparted something that resonated then, has remained with me to this day and encapsulates the sentiment underpinning the campaign that has touched thousands of people around the world — the quest for a minute’s silence at the London Olympics opening ceremony.

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Exposing anti-Semitism

BY VIC ALHADEFF

The Times of Israel
June 8, 2012

In the aftermath of 9/11, commentators proffered the view that finally the world would understand what Israel had endured since its establishment in 1948. So shocking was the assault on the iconic heart of the United States that people would comprehend what it was like to live with terrorism as a reality.

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Another Orwellian day at the UN

BY VIC ALHADEFF

The Jerusalem Post
April 8, 2012

The cure was worse than disease, with Iran, Sudan, Zimbabwe and North Korea voted onto the HRC.

It has taken a while – since 1949, in fact, when novelist Eric Blair, better known by his pseudonym George Orwell, wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four – but the adjective which derives from his adopted name has become commonplace in the English language.

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The Apartheid Slur

BY VIC ALHADEFF

The Jerusalem Post
March 22, 2012

Comparing Israel to South African system insults victims of apartheid regime.
University campuses around the world are in the throes of marking the so-called “Israel Apartheid Week.”

But just the briefest reflection on what apartheid really was will show why it is obscene that the apartheid descriptor has become the default position for the global delegitimization campaign against Israel.

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Israel: it’s not black and white

BY VIC ALHADEFF

The Australian
March 1, 2012

I WENT to boarding school in apartheid Rhodesia and edited newspapers and wrote books under the constraints of South Africa’s apartheid system. This week is the so-called “Israel Apartheid Week” on university campuses in Australia, so it bears reflecting on what apartheid really meant and why it is obscene that the apartheid descriptor has become the default position for the global delegitimisation campaign against Israel.

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