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Golda Meir: " To be successful, a woman has to be much better at her job than a man."

Golda Meir's birthday was on May 3. Occupying a unique platform on the podium of female leaders, Golda ‘Meir’ Meyerson was the ‘Iron Lady’ before Margaret Thatcher was near reaching that memorable epithet.  Continue reading

Lessons From 100 Days of President Trump

According to the New York Times and journalist and Opinion writer Nicholas Kristof here are twelve things we can take away from President Trump's first 100 days. Continue reading

Trump condemns antisemitism

US President Donald Trump said antisemitism should be defeated and has called the Holocaust the "darkest chapter of human history" in a video address, following two missteps by his administration regarding statements about genocide during World War Two. "The mind cannot fathom the pain, the horror and the loss. Six million Jews, two-thirds of the Jews in Europe, murdered by the Nazi genocide.  Continue reading

Who is Ayaan Hirsi Ali?

As far as speaking tours go, Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s was not all that high profile. It was only after a group of Muslim women launched a petition expressing their disappointment that Hirsi Ali be brought to Australia that the story erupted on a wave of indignation and controversy. That she cancelled on short notice her trip down under (and the requisite appearance on Q&A) citing security concerns only made more precarious a political fault line all too willing to crack. Hot-Topix has put together a roundup of the woman and the debate to give you the chance to have your say on the salient question amidst this furore: should Ayaan Hirsi Ali be welcomed in Australia? Continue reading

We must rediscover our conscience and act on this horror now

  Caption: An unconscious Syrian child is carried at a hospital in Khan Sheikhun, a rebel-held town in the northwestern Syrian Idlib province, following a suspected toxic gas attack on April 4, 2017. (Pic: AFP/Omar haj kadour) If people today ever think about the war years or about the dreadful genocide of the Jewish and Roma peoples that was perpetrated under the cover of war, it is so divorced from their own personal experiences that it is utterly beyond their range of comprehension. Continue reading