All posts tagged Israel

‘The silence in Auschwitz speaks’

The IST participants at Auschwitz.
A RECORD 138 students concluded the first leg of their six-week Israel Study Tour (IST) journey with an emotional visit to Auschwitz.
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From left: Michael Dunkel, president of the NSW branch of Australian Friends of
the Hebrew University (AFHU), Professor Shy Arkin, vice president for research and
development at the university, Julie Bishop with her award, Harry Triguboff and
Robert Simons, federal president, AFHU.

‘A special friendship’

“ISRAEL’S struggles are our struggles. Their fight is our fight. Israel’s values are our values.”

Mark Dreyfus speaking in Parliament.

Pollies speak up for Israel

SHADOW attorney-general Mark Dreyfus said that whatever the grievances of the Palestinians, “indiscriminate murder will never be a legitimate form of political protest” when he spoke in Parliament last week.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.

Bishop: No shift in Iran policy

FOREIGN Minister Julie Bishop declared there has been no shift in Australia’s foreign policy towards Iran and Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria when she met with leaders of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) last week.

Ehud Ya’ari speaking in Sydney last week. Photo: Gareth Narunsky

Ya’ari: Violence not an intifada

CONCERNS that the current wave of Palestinian terrorism in Israel is the start of a third intifada are premature, one of Israel’s top foreign affairs analysts said in Sydney last week.

Daniel Andrews addresses the AICC luncheon.
Photo: DS images/Dean Schmideg

Premier slams ‘twisted logic’ on terrorism

THE deepening crisis between Israel and the Palestinians – and funding to prevent radicalisation of Muslim youth in Australia – were on Premier Daniel Andrews’ mind when he spoke to a packed luncheon event at the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC).


Federal MP stands up for Israel

A MUSLIM cleric in Gaza who incites violence against Israel is “a disgrace to men and women of the cloth everywhere, a disgrace to religion and a disgrace to humanity”, according to Federal Member for Deakin Michael Sukkar.


Seven sorry for Facebook comments

CHANNEL Seven has apologised to the Jewish community and removed a post from its Facebook page which contained several vile anti-Israel and anti-Semitic comments, including one lamenting the fact that Hitler left some Jews alive.

Border Police officers scuffle with a Palestinian protester as they detain him near Damascus Gate outside Jerusalem's Old City.

Local leaders condemn violence

ZIONIST Federation of Australia president Danny Lamm will travel to Israel this week in defiance of the current deadly wave of Palestinian terrorism to attend the World Zionist Congress.

Batsheva dancers perform a new dance, Last Work. Photo: Gadi Dagon

Israeli dance, Batsheva style

Israel’s renowned Batsheva Dance Company is returning to Australia with two compelling productions for the Melbourne Festival.