Thursday, 16 April 2020

Five thoughts on the situation

1.The most fascinating periods in history were filled with tumult and upheaval - and art. Tales of treachery, greed and chaos provide compelling reading and fuels the imagination. So it is now, too. Songwriters, playwrights, artists and bored school kids are currently in forced confinement, but they are not in hibernation.

Saturday, 28 March 2020

An Open Letter to Gladys Berejiklian- Premier of NSW

Dear Gladys,

We have not met, so here is a brief introduction: my name is Ori. I am a mathematics teacher at a public High School in NSW.

The Koala photo-op we will not remember.

Israel’s President, Reuven (Ruby) Rivlin, arrived last week for an official state visit. But his visit has been marked, or marred, by the on-going extradition dispute involving Malka Leifer. 

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?
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