The plunder of books and how libraries might respond.
This is a story of a now old book and its connections to war, displacement, cultural destruction; the possibilities of an apology and reconciliation; and the remarkable things that connectivity can achieve. This is about my efforts to track the original owner of a book that came [...]
I published a piece about Israel and Apartheid in GalusAustralis in Feb 2010. It’s a discomforting discussion to have, and the responses were, well, ‘vigorous’.
I had this opinion piece published in Galusaustralis in October 2009. It deals with the abiding current of racism in Australia.
April 6, 2009
Philip Mendes’ Reflections on Jewish-Arab Dialogue & the Australasian Middle East Studies Association’ (Mendes 2009), which featured as a cover story in the Australian Jewish News (29/3/2009) deserves special analysis, because the viewpoint it presents is one increasingly commonly used to discredit critics in many countries, including Jewish critics [...]