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The CWA turns 100 – There will be scones!

Within 24 hours of its establishment on April 20, 1922, Country Women’s Association (CWA) members began lobbying relevant government ministers for better services for women and children, and that has been their mission ever since.  

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The CWA turns 100 – There will be scones!

Within 24 hours of its establishment on April 20, 1922, Country Women’s Association (CWA) members began lobbying relevant government ministers for better services for women and children, and that has been their mission ever since.  

Out of the Blue Adventures wins Tourism Hero Award

A local whale watching and eco-tourism business has been announced as one of the region's Local Tourism Heroes at a gala dinner co-hosted by Destination North Coast.

Editorial – Bye bye, Prince St froggies

It’s worth pausing to reflect on the mass frogacide that just happened on Prince Street, Mullum, which was led by unquestioning Byron Shire councillors and Resilience NSW.

Tragedy of the commons

The tragedy of the commons refers to a situation in which individuals with access to a public resource (also...

Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

Bruns underground car park reconsidered 

Byron Council’s decision to approve a controversial mixed-use development in Brunswick Heads that would include the town’s first underground car park could be overturned at this week’s meeting, with a group of councillors moving a rescission motion.

Danny Wakil isn’t fooling anyone (Letters, 15 June). He is obviously pro-Israel, but his tone and talking points belie his claim to be pro-Palestinian, or pro-peace, unless by peace he means oppressed by apartheid. He seems to have no comprehension of the suffering and despair the Zionist project has inflicted on the Palestinian people.

It’s typical of Zionist partisans to blame the Palestinians for everything and claim victim status for the Jewish State, but the indisputable truth is just the opposite. With an arrogant air of entitlement, Zionists like to claim they have a right to take Palestine from the Palestinians because god promised it to them. But there’s no factual basis to their claim. God isn’t a real estate agent.

In 1948, European Zionist Jews had no right to invade and occupy Palestine, they had no right to terrorise Palestinians into exile and steal their land. Nor did the United Nations have the right or the authority to give Palestine to the Zionist invaders. The Zionists took Palestine by force, in violation of international laws applicable at the time.

The notion that Zionist Israel has a right to exist is a canard that has been ruthlessly and relentlessly promulgated ever since.

John Scrivener, Main Arm 

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  1. Both sides share a worn out state of hatred.
    All the rights & wrongs are stuck in between.
    Bob Dylan wrote ‘Blown In The Wind’ so I
    guess there’s an answer… somewhere.

    • Zionism Myth #1 Both sides are to blame.
      No, they’re not. If I move into your sitting room permanently, we’re not both to blame

      • That’s unless it was always your living room. You were the original owner and had never left . Over many centuries, when others moved into your home you welcomed them. When they cruelly ruled over you from a distance, you tolerated them and refused to leave your home. Finally, when the colonisers left, you invited all people living in your land to stay and help form a democratic, egalitarian society offering equality and prosperity for all citizens. Many stayed and have enjoyed complete equality in every aspect of life. Many left and chose to become your enemy, constantly attacking, murdering your family and blaming you when you try to defend yourself and those you love.

        If you read and digest baseless, factless lies, you will believe Israel is an apartheid state. If you know history and have visited Israel, spoken with Israeli Arabs, Druze, Bahai and Jewish Israelis, you’ll know without a doubt, that Israel is the only democracy, the only nation in the Middle East where people of any gender, sexual preference, nationality or religion are truly equal.

  2. John Scrivener, you’ve crawled out from under your rock I see. There’s so much wrong with your letter that I won’t waste my time addressing any of it. Your lack of fact checking, baseless claims and choice to ignore actual historical fact, brings me to one conclusion, you just can’t help but spread your special flavour of hatred for “The Jewish State”. Or is it just for Jews?


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