Sunday, November 17, 2013

"Jews Down Under" Nominated for a Hasby Award!

Michael L.

Each year the Elder of Ziyon hosts the Hasby Awards and this year our sister blog, News and Views From Jews Down Under, is nominated under the category Best Pro-Israel Blog.

Whether or not JDU actually wins the award, Shirlee in Oz needs to be congratulated for creating a space that has become fairly prominent within a very short period of time.  It takes considerable intelligence, creativity, networking, and just plain hard work to do what Shirlee has managed to do, so we here at Israel Thrives wish JDU nothing but the very best and I will look forward to engaging there, and publishing there, going forward.

Make sure to vote for JDU!


29 comments:

  1. OMG Mike.

    Thanks Mike and thank you, Geoff and Jason too for your support

    How on earth did this happen? Crikey. I am flabbergasted.

    I truly am humbled. I saw the announcement yesterday and never thought to look through the list

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    1. I also need to be seconded

      Any offers?

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    2. Oh, shoot!

      I didn't realize that's the way it works otherwise I would have seconded you!

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    3. In a way you did, by drawing my attention to it. ;)

      I have to admit I've been a bit remiss in reading The Elder lately. Something I need to make more time for...

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    4. Don't try and weedle out of it Mike.

      I have a feeling I know who nominated me. The same guy who posts items from JDU on EoZ. He's posted 3 so far. The Max Brenner one I wrote, which by any standards is lousy. It just caught everyone's attention. Apart from the two on the Bondi assaults it has the highest number of views??

      Then there was yours Mike and now one from Shimona.

      His name is Ian, he lives in Melbourne and I am pretty sure it's the guy who posts on Daphne Anson.

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  2. Congrats Shirlee, keep up the great work!

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  3. A real feather in your cap, Shirlee! You sure are a one-woman phenomenon.

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    1. Hey, look what the cat drug in.

      :O)

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    2. Speaking of "one-woman phenomena".

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    3. What?

      They don't say that in Australia?

      Is it the slang that you have a problem with?

      I LOVE slang. All language is slang, Shirlee.

      Language is emphatically not static.

      I guess it's a cultural thing, but in the US there is absolutely nothing wrong with when seeing a friendly acquaintance that one has not seen in awhile with saying, "Hey, look what the cat drug in."

      {Criminey.}

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    4. Cat got your tongue?


      Cats get all the blame.

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    5. I am more of a dog person.

      That much is certain.

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    6. One of the oddest Aussie slangism's got to be "but" at the end of a sentence, as in "Geez, Shirl, hope yah win, but."

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    7. Daph, that 'but' at the end of a sentence has passed into history thanks to multiculturalism

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  4. “We [Israel] possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets and can launch them at targets in all directions, perhaps even at Rome. Most European capitals are 22 targets for our air force. Let me quote General Moshe Dayan: “Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother.” I consider it all hopeless at this point. . . Our armed forces, however, are not the thirtieth strongest in the world, but rather the second or third. We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that that will happen before Israel goes under.” - Martin van Creveld, Zionist Jew

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    1. Some are angered that the prospect of threatening Jews with another genocide now carries considerable risk.

      Fuckin' A, yo...

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    2. They call it the Samson Option.

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    1. Shirlee, I apologize for misspelling your name in my previous message. Please forgive me for misspelling your name in my previous message.

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    2. Thanks Daniel. A common mistake spelling my name incorrectly. You are however correct in a way, that is on my birth certificate, but the double e is now legally in use.
      It wasn't changed for affectation. It was an accident really. In my teen years and then in university, I hate to be called Shirl, still do, but now I ignore it. I told people if they really needed an abbreviation to call me Lee. One day someone spelt it as Shirlee and I liked the look and it stuck

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    3. I wondered whether it was in honour of the modern Hebrew name "Shirli" - quite pretty.

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    4. My Hebrew name is Shlomit, as are half my cousins. Named after our zaida Sholem

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