All posts tagged Israel

John Kaye.

Jewish MP John Kaye mourned

JOHN Kaye, the only Jewish member of the NSW Legislative Council, died after a short battle with cancer at the age of 60 on Monday.

IsraAID's Hagit Krakov at Tuesday's event. Photo: Noel Kessel.

Taking Israeli aid to the world

MISSION leader for IsraAID Hagit Krakov told an audience in Sydney on Tuesday that the Israel-based humanitarian organisation has faced a backlash from other non-government organisations (NGOs) during the course of its global emergency response and disaster relief work.

Mike Baird. Photo: Noel Kessel.

Baird: ‘Next week in Jerusalem’

MEDICAL cannabis, cutting-edge technologies and Israeli breakfasts … just some of the items on the agenda for NSW Premier Mike Baird when he visits Israel next week.

Eldad Beck speaking to students at the University of Sydney last week. Photo: Noel Kessel.

Insights into the Mid East

HOW hatred of Israel contributed to the failure of the Arab Spring, and the Arab world’s shocking treatment of Palestinian refugees were among the topics addressed by Israeli journalist Eldad Beck when he spoke at the University of Sydney last week.

Lee Rhiannon.

‘Greens out of touch’

A GREENS Senate motion that called on the federal government to halt military cooperation and military trade with Israel demonstrates “how naive and out of touch the Greens are with the realities of life in the Middle East”.

Australian students in Israel at a StandWithUs event.

StandWithUs launching locally

PLANS are underway to launch an Australian branch of the international Israel education and advocacy organisation StandWithUs, with the local chapter aiming to educate Jews and non-Jews with facts about the Holy Land.

Benny Gantz addressing the UIA function in Sydney. Photo: Giselle Haber

Gantz tackles the big issues

A SOLD-OUT auditorium greeted former Israel Defence Forces chief Benny Gantz at the United Israel Appeal’s (UIA’s) general division eastern suburbs function on Monday night.

Vic Alhadeff.

Why this NSW Labor Conference was different

TWO years ago, 28 resolutions overwhelmingly critical of Israel were prepared for the 2014 NSW Labor Party conference. Not one came close to supporting Israel.

Tony Burke (left) and Bob Carr have played key roles in trying to force the ALP to
adopt anti-Israel policies. Photo: AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim

NSW Labor ‘bullies’ rebuffed

“A REPUDIATION of hardline anti-Israel sentiment”, a “rebuff of bullies and censors”, “sensible”, “balanced”, “rational” and “measured” ... just some of the ways Labor MPs and communal leaders have this week described the resolution that was passed on the Israel-Palestine issue at the NSW Labor state conference last Sunday.

The NSW Labor state conference last weekend.

Israel’s friends in Labor speak out

SENIOR Labor officials reaffirmed the party’s support for Israel at a meeting with members of the Australia-Israel Labor Dialogue (AILD) and several Jewish community leaders in Sydney last week.