September 2nd 2006

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EDITORIAL: Bid to end China's organ-harvesting

CANBERRA OBSERVED: Why the pressure to lift ban on cloning embryos

BIOETHICS: Cloning - the cutting edge of the culture wars

INTERNATIONAL TRADE: Australia's blunders in trade negotiations

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: Energy self-sufficiency for Australia?

SCHOOLS: The history summit: what really happened

AUSTRALIANS AT WAR: The Battle of Long Tan

ABORTION: U.S. woman's success in saving the unborn

CULTURE WARS: How to rescue children from a toxic culture

OPINION: Aunty, grandpa, Mel Gibson and us

CINEMA: Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine - Sophie Scholl

Premier Bracks hiding abortion plans (letter)

Jerusalem in 1917 (letter)

BOOKS: GODLESS: The Church of Liberalism, by Ann Coulter

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Jerusalem in 1917 (letter)

by Murray Mitchell

News Weekly, September 2, 2006

Regarding Mark Braham's article, "The endless mutations of anti-Semitism" (News Weekly, August 19, 2006), my dictionary explains that "Semitic" refers to Hebrews, Arameans, Phoenicians, Arabs and Assyrians. So what price "racism" among that lot?

Your accompanying picture shows General Allenby entering Jerusalem on December 11, 1917. Light Horseman J.E. Fowler, in his Looking Backwards, makes an interesting statement in that, on arrival at Damascus later, they had to wait two days for the Arabs to arrive so that they could "take" the city, as agreed with Britain.

But, as the writer says, "The fighting the Arabs did on the long ride from Amman was almost nil."

Murray Mitchell,
Bairnsdale, Vic.

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