BY VIC ALHADEFF OnLine Opinion September 5, 2012 An anniversary occurred recently which raised barely a murmur. It was the 70th anniversary of an episode so single-minded in its efficiency, so chilling in its brutality, that it warrants a moment’s notice.
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 … Continue reading London must pause to remember murdered Munich team
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 … Continue reading Exposing anti-Semitism
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 … Continue reading Another Orwellian day at the UN
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 … Continue reading The Apartheid Slur
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 … Continue reading Israel: it’s not black and white