The History of the Jewish Community in Indonesia

The number of the Jews in Indonesia had reached the biggest number around 3,000 people.

It was more than a half century, Shoshana Lehrer left Indonesia. But, she still remember on the country which thousand kilometers away from her current home in the suburb of Haifa, Israel.

She and her family lived in Indonesia as refugee after fleeing from Nazi in Austria in 1938. “Although we had very hard times, I loved to live there. Indonesia is a beautiful place. I really felt like it is my own country,” said the 77 year-old woman to the Jerusalem Post in December last year. Continue reading

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Facebook Founder Heads the List of the World’s Top 50 Jews

The Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu in the second position.

The founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, headed the list of the world’s top 50 Jews, according to the survey conducted by the Jerusalem Post since last year.

Zuckerberg defeated the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu who was in the second position. Previously, Zuckerberg was elected as Time’s People of the Year. Continue reading

Gay’s Eden in the Promised Land

Thousands of gay tourists came to Israel this year.

During this time, Israel is well known as a destination of religious tourism. But in the last five years, the Land Promised by God according to the Jews, became attraction for gay.

According to Yaniv Poria, profesor in the department of hotel and tourism management at Ben Gurion University, almost every high-end hotel in Israel has a so-called “specially beach” exclusive for gay couples. Continue reading

Approach the Western Wall

Obama prayed at the Western Wall when Moslems did Shubuh praying in the Al-Aqsha mosque.

The most effective strategy to approach a community by following yheir way of life, included their worship. The US presidential candidate from Democrat Party Barack Hussein Obama, 47, also realized this kind tactic could be used to assure the Jewish voters.

That’s why in his last two day visit in Israel on Thursday two weeks ago, he visited the Western Wall or Kotel in Hebrew which sacred by Jews. This holy place located in the Al-Aqsha mosque compound, east Jerusalem. Continue reading

Olmert’s Last Gambling

By Faisal Assegaf

It wasn’t surprisingly if Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, 62 year, ready to hold mistake because he was so sure could be freed again from legal process. Even involved in bribe case, he refused requests to step down by most of Israeli people, included several figures in his party. Like politicians in Indonesia, he opted to stay until the court decides he is guilty.

Whereas, his popularity has decreased after recognizing accepted cash money from Morris Talansky, a Jews American businessman who deal with mini bar hotel. During 15 years, he got more than US$ 150,000. Continue reading

Obama’s Position on Israel

By Faisal Assegaf

Following race between Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton is like watching the fighting between two supporters of Israel. During six months campaign exhaustedly, those two US presidential candidates from Democrat party have showed many times their support against the Zionist state.

Those two nominees along with John Edwards have been recomended by National Jewish Democrat Council (NJDC) for the Jewish voters. The pro-Israel position showed by Hillary and Edwards wasn’t surprisingly. They have been well known very actively defended Israel occupying Palestine. Continue reading

Rabbi Ahron Cohen: “The State of Israel is A Tragedy”

His affirmed position against Zionist clearly displayed from one of his principal: “I will never go to Israel. I also don’t want to Palestine as well as it’s still a part of Israel.”

He is Rabbi Ahron Cohen a spokesman for Neturei Karta, an orthodox Jewish group was established in 1935. This organization has refused Zionism and wants Israel dismissed. This community recently exists around Jerusalem, London, New York, and North America. Continue reading