Sunday, 2 June 2019

Where the Son don’t Shine

The French poet, Charles Baudelaire once remarked that that the biggest sickness is horror of the home.  

I cannot imagine what horrors Yair Netanyahu, Benyamin Netanyahu’s son, has endured, and neither, I don’t suppose, will I ever know. But it is patently clear that this young princeling, has not only had a life of privilege, but also of untold drama. Otherwise how can anyone explain his brutish behaviour?  

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

From Faith book to Facebook.

Ari Hershkowitz has already experienced a lot in life. A former member of Satmar, Brooklyn, he has endured sexual assault, substandard education, substance addiction and the loss of his faith. And yet he remains defiantly optimistic.

Saturday, 8 July 2017

"Someone I had trusted had abused that trust and I had felt powerless.”

At 15, Dassi Erlich was repeatedly molested by Malka Leifer, the headmistress of the Adass community school in Melbourne. For years she remained silent. Now she is demanding justice for herself and the many other victims who don’t have a voice. But the wheels of justice, she is discovering, grind exceeding slowly.

Friday, 24 February 2017

"We need to stop the Silence".

When he reported that he had been sexually abused in the Chabad centre of Melbourne, Manny Waks discovered a culture of cover up, intimidation and ostracism. He has since fought for recognition, reform and redress. For himself and for the many otheranonymousvictims. He talks to Ori Golan. 

Sunday, 17 July 2016

David Icke and the Great Lizard Show

David Icke  is a one-time British football player who went on to become a sports commentator, only to take up the job of national spokesman for the Green Party in Britain.  He is now a full-time conspiracy theorist.

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Chasing the chased.

Australia's hard-hitting policy of detaining asylum seekers in offshore detention centres has been shrouded in secrecy. Film producer and director, Eva Orner has finally lifted the lid on this sinister practice. It is not a ‘feel good’ documentary, or one for the faint-hearted. Ori Golan spoke to her. 

Friday, 8 April 2016

מה עוד נבקש,אמור מה עוד?

מה עוד נבקש,אמור מה עוד?
תושבים כותבים לזכר חבריהם שנפלו.
אילן חזיזה ז"ל נהרג בהיתקלות הטנק שבו נהג במארב מחבלים בלבנון.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Yom Hazikaron 2015.

I am writing this from Zambia. It is a world away from Israel; from the music and programs and articles that knit Israelis together on this day. Yom Hazikaron 2015, the day of remembrance for Israel's soldiers and victims of terror. It is a day that gives all of us who were born, raised and educated in Israel pause for thought on the human price we have paid for returning to our homeland; a terrible price. And our chronicle is still written in blood; our enemies still exact a terrible price. 

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Postcard from a Grieving City

It has been a gruelling 48 hours in Sydney, as the city transforms from the safe haven we have always thought of it, to the scene of a most heinous crime.

A makeshift memorial in Martin Place for the siege victims is being continually moved to accommodate the expanding rows of floral tributes and cards.

I have lived in Sydney close to ten years now. This city has been my home by choice and I love it. I came here in January 2005 and I immediately fell in love. I love its freedom and its openness; I love its people, its cafés, its culture and its sun-blessed weather.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Trapped / Marcus and Julie Lee

"Dubai is a delusion of grandeur"
Australian couple, Julie and Marcus,  were offered a dream job in Dubai – the Las Vegas of the Middle East. It was an offer they could not refuse. So how did the dream turn into a nightmare? They can now, finally, share their story. Ori Golan.