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Last updated on August 6th, 2017 at 01:47 pm

The wonderful Melanie Phillips spoke last night at Sydney’s Central Synagogue:
My pre-speech pitch to lure her permanently to Australia seems not to have been successful. Text of Melanie’s excellent speech is being sought.

(Thanks to Dan Lewis and Marty G. for invite and pix)

Posted by Tim B. on 02/28/2007 at 10:43 AM
    1. Gee, that’s some aura there.

      Posted by Retread on 2007 02 28 at 11:08 AM • permalink


    1. What’d she say?

      Posted by 68W40 on 2007 02 28 at 11:55 AM • permalink


    1. Tim, you look better in a sports coat and white shirt.  And the Joo cap works too.  Maybe you should consider getting rid of the light blue sports shirt and adopting that as your sole wardrobe.  Even when you play cricket or rugby.

      By the way, America can send Maureen Dowd to take Melanie’s place.  That’s not a problem at all.  If you don’t respond within 5 minutes, we’ll take that as a YES.

      Posted by wronwright on 2007 02 28 at 12:14 PM • permalink


    1. I see you wear your kipa with a compassionate tilt!

      Posted by Joe Geoghegan on 2007 02 28 at 12:17 PM • permalink


    1. I can imagine all those trolls out there, seeing Tim wearing a yarmulke, and thinking to themselves….“Tim Blair is Jewish?  The Zionist Conspiracy to control the media is deep indeed!”  (cue hysterical laughter….)

      (Note to pendants: yes, I am aware of the requirement for all males to be covered in a synagogue.)

      Melanie has a fine blog…..I should read her more often.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 02 28 at 03:51 PM • permalink


    1. #3, I second your excellent suggestion that Tim B retire that unironed blue shirt and stick with, the always stylish, white shirt and jacket.

      Posted by Kami on 2007 02 28 at 04:12 PM • permalink


    1. Tim, for once I’m disappointed- you missed an excellent opportunity to rehabilitate the Hawaiian shirt.

      Hope you had a great time with Melanie though!

      Posted by Scott W on 2007 02 28 at 04:25 PM • permalink


    1. Looks like Tim has gone mainstream.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 02 28 at 04:53 PM • permalink


    1. Hang on, the man in the middle looks like MR murdoch.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 02 28 at 05:29 PM • permalink


    1. Hi margos

      Tim Tam, wow, looks trendy!

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 02 28 at 05:32 PM • permalink


    1. Hey that’s the same angle Paco wears his Fedora when he’s going for the jaunty look.

      Posted by Henry boy on 2007 02 28 at 05:39 PM • permalink


    1. oh, and Tim B, did you wear pants or a kilt down below?

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 02 28 at 05:39 PM • permalink


    1. Lens needs more Vaseline.

      Posted by fidens on 2007 02 28 at 05:40 PM • permalink


    1. #5

      (Note to pendants: yes, I am aware of the requirement for all males to be covered in a synagogue

      Actually, that photo was taken out in the beer-garden, so Tim was only wearing it to piss off said trolls.


      Gee, that’s some aura there.

      Yes, but he’s no Ahmedinejad. I saw Melanie blink at least twice.

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2007 02 28 at 06:35 PM • permalink


    1. #14 The Central Synagogue has a beer garden??????

      It’s licensed??????

      You get any good bands in there on a Saturday night?

      Posted by JonathanH on 2007 02 28 at 06:39 PM • permalink


    1. 16. A service at the Central Synagogue


      Hey everyone! Great to be here in….So where are we again Johnnie?


      The Central.


      Yeaahhh! The Central kicks ass! Sink more piss!


      We love comin’ here. We love you guys, y’know? We really do. Hey! You guys out in the beer garden! You ready to rock?

      Congregants in beer garden



      We’re gunna put the SKULL back in SKULL CAP tonight!

      Congregants in beer garden



      We’re gonna but the BAR back in BAR MITZVAH!

      congregants in beer garden



      Sink more piss! Sink more piss!


      Let’s lay some tefillin, boys. Ready? One, two, three….

      Posted by JonathanH on 2007 02 28 at 06:54 PM • permalink


    1. I hear the wine lounge of the Lakemba Mosque is da bomb.

      Posted by PW on 2007 02 28 at 06:54 PM • permalink


    1. #15

      You get any good bands in there on a Saturday night?

      Friday night…

      6000 years of beautiful tradition, from Moses to Sandy Koufax.

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2007 02 28 at 06:58 PM • permalink


    1. #19 No disrespect, Dan. I’ve been to numerous beautiful services in synagogues in Oz, London and Israel.

      Can’t recall a synagogue with a beer garden, however! How Australian is that!!!

      Posted by JonathanH on 2007 02 28 at 07:05 PM • permalink


    1. #19 – Sukkah.

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2007 02 28 at 07:19 PM • permalink


    1. Having heard Melanie Phillips talk about what is happening in ‘Londonstan” financial and spiritual capital of Arabia and as Australia follows most things from Uk , we can look forward to more intollarance,violence,racsim than we are already experiencing with the left continuing to appease,justify ,advocate and support even at the peril of our great way of life! what a shame!

      Posted by burdy on 2007 02 28 at 07:20 PM • permalink


    1. My pre-speech pitch to lure her permanently to Australia

      So what did you put on the line?

      Posted by anthony_r on 2007 02 28 at 07:25 PM • permalink


    1. People standing around after services, having something to drink, perhaps a little gnosh, peacefully yakking about the neighborhood or the world.  It’s just so much more relaxing than pouring into the streets, firing guns in the air, and screaming “Death to the Jews!”, which is why the Muslim idea will never catch on with the general public.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 02 28 at 07:45 PM • permalink


    1. Tim, I think I speak for us all when I ask: “So, what did the baby’s blood taste like?”

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 02 28 at 08:36 PM • permalink


    1. Everyone, I think I saw Melanie this morning in the bondi junction shopping as I was going to work.

      She wore white t- shirt (jewish pattern)black bra under and blue jeans.

      Was this you Mel?

      Tim B, you and I could have drinks at my Auntie’s last night as she lives down the road from the synogue.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 02 28 at 09:39 PM • permalink


    1. Is that the Woollahra one?

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 02 28 at 09:43 PM • permalink


    1. it does look a little bit like you just spill your beer on her
      (“sorry, luv but whydontcha watch where yer goin?!”)

      Posted by larrikin on 2007 02 28 at 11:38 PM • permalink


    1. Tim:

      “It’s the small glowing beads of poloniom in new Omo-matic that makes my shirt whiter than white.”

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 03 01 at 12:08 AM • permalink


    1. Unbelievable. I just checked out the staff profile at Central Synagogue and every one of them had a Jewish sounding name. These Zionists sure do run a closed shop.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 03 01 at 12:14 AM • permalink


    1. Where was this advertised!?  I can be Jewish for a day, if that’s what it takes to get in.

      Is this a “stealth tour” because of “security concerns” due to the practitioners of “The Religion of Peace”?

      Posted by Brett_McS on 2007 03 01 at 12:36 AM • permalink


    1. #30

      There’s plenty of Melanie on Youtube.
      You can see from the associated comments, how much she has pissed some people off.

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2007 03 01 at 12:50 AM • permalink


    1. Frankly. as preferable it would be for her to move here, at least during the abyssimal British winter,she is one of the few voices of reason left in the UK and is sorely needed there.
      Unfortunately she has her own belittlers amongst the liberal Jewish community of London, who i doubt are not far different from the Melbourne Jewish liberals who sent professor Israeli to coventry just a while ago.
      I asked her once if she would take on the mantle of Oriana Falacci after her tragic death and i was surprised to hear that she was not a great fan of hers.
      When i first sought out a copy of “Londonistan” in fashionable Kensington Bookshops, it was unavailable, yet the shelves were full of the likes of robert Fisk, Chomsky and John Pilger.
      But last year, when i bought a copy in Holland Park, the attendant remarked that it was now policy to cover all points of view.
      It’s a start is it not -and now there are more Londonistan type books by the likes of Nick Cohen finding their ways onto those shelves.

      Posted by davo on 2007 03 01 at 01:26 AM • permalink


    1. further to the comment about Melbourne Jews and their similarity to London Jews.
      form to day’s AJN

      A NEW coalition of Australian Jews critical of Israeli security policies is set to launch a nationwide campaign voicing its dissent against the Jewish State and its supporters.

      The group, called Independent Australian Jewish Voices (IAJV), is collecting signatures to back its cause and planning a major publicity blitz in the mainstream media in the coming weeks.

      It is based on a similar campaign by the British group Independent Jewish Voices, which was this week accused of “paving the way for a second genocide” by visiting British journalist Melanie Phillips in a public lecture

      Posted by davo on 2007 03 01 at 01:32 AM • permalink


    1. #33 Personally, I wouldn’t describe Loewenstein and Addammo as a coalition… but whatever floats their boat.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 03 01 at 01:40 AM • permalink


    1. PS
      Surprise! the Independent Australian Jewish Voices (IAJV) is the brainchild of Antony.
      Would’nt they love to crucify Melanie.
      But she’s far smarter and tougher than they are.
      The long and tall of it is that these pathetic Jews are trying to establish themselves as the Official voice of Australian jewry as pacifiers of Islamic terrorism.

      Posted by davo on 2007 03 01 at 01:44 AM • permalink


    1. Independent Australian Jewish Voices

      There is medication to stop those voices.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 03 01 at 01:49 AM • permalink


    1. Nice beanie, Tim. Or as a friend of my wife’s used to call it, a “yarmuckle.”

      Posted by CraigC on 2007 03 01 at 02:10 AM • permalink


    1. Drinks in the Beer garden at Central Synagogue? Too busy enjoying that other fine Israeli export…. Krav Maga class.

      Kicking arse Hebrew style since ‘02.

      C’mon down Timbo, most welcome. Just behind Sydney Uni on Wed nights.

      Posted by kmap on 2007 03 01 at 03:20 AM • permalink


    1. Is the yarmulke available in Presbyterian blue?

      Posted by Wolfbane on 2007 03 01 at 07:07 AM • permalink


    1. Independent Australian Jewish Voices

      Also known as Jews for Genocide.
      —Melanie Phillips

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2007 03 01 at 07:28 AM • permalink


    1. Sorry, we need Melanie back in Finchley not in Nose, sorry Rose bay.

      How’s Doyle’s nowadays?

      Posted by Jeremycj on 2007 03 01 at 07:46 AM • permalink


    1. #41 Expensive.  And it’s in Watson’s Bay.

      Posted by anthony_r on 2007 03 01 at 08:05 AM • permalink


    1. I’m sure I saw you Mel in the Eastern Burbs.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 03 01 at 05:35 PM • permalink


    1. Hey JonathanH, get it right, in honour of Forpie who made it his fans’ chant:
      “Suck more piss!!!!”

      Posted by slatts on 2007 03 01 at 09:38 PM • permalink


    1. Melanie Phillips: Do not appease hatred
      Australian-opinion 02-03

      Good to see the Australian publishing Malanie. Abyone know how the Quadrant event went?

      Posted by davo on 2007 03 01 at 10:16 PM • permalink


    1. davo

      Counterpoint on the ABC radio national also had her on. Gave her a fair bit of time, last interview in the segment.

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 03 02 at 02:27 AM • permalink


    1. #45 davoYes, she has posted the lecture

      Posted by Melanie on 2007 03 02 at 07:34 AM • permalink


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