Barbara is the convenor of Palestine Fair Trade Australia. Until recently, she taught in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at University of Technology, Sydney. In London and Sydney she has agitated with like-minded Jews, Arabs and others for peace with justice in Palestine/Israel. She has conducted rallies, silent vigils, media appearances, doctoral research on the subject of Zionism in Australia, and now, writing for general audiences on this important topic.
In 1901, in Basel, Switzerland, a small group of Jewish men established an organisation which they named, portentously, the Jewish National Fund (JNF). Continue reading »