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MP slammed over Israel speech

Laurie Ferguson.
FEDERAL NSW Labor MP Laurie Ferguson has roused the ire of the community leadership after delivering a speech slating Israel in the House of Representatives last week.
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Elliott Abrams.

Mid East under the spotlight

ISRAEL’S relations with several of its Arab neighbours have never been ­better.

From left: Peter Philippsohn, Raelle Freinkel, Robert Goot, Keren Lax, Jeremy Dunkel and Rebecca Waalkens at the Y2i launch.

Ensuring an Israel experience for all

THE who’s who of the community came together at JewishCare last week for the launch of Youth 2 Israel (Y2i), which aims to send 375 students to Israel every year.


Israel left off map at Canberra conference

THE Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) has apologised after Israel was left off a map featured at a federal government-hosted conference in Canberra last week.

Y2I aims to send 375 students to Israel every year.

Massive drive to send kids to Israel

THE largest community-wide initiative ever undertaken has been launched to raise $37 million and send 375 students to Israel every year.

Israeli security personnel evicting a resident of Neve Dekalim.

Disengagement from Gaza: 10 years on

TEN years after Israel unilaterally withdrew from Gaza in the hope for peace, local community leaders have spoken of the plan’s “abject failure”.

Author Leah Kaminsky

Israeli setting for debut novel

It has taken author Leah Kaminsky 10 years to complete her debut novel, The Waiting Room, which is set mostly in Israel, mainly in Haifa, during the Second Intifada.

Shmuel Rosner (left) and Malcolm Turnbull in conversation at the ZFA plenary on Sunday. Photo: Jonathan Davis

Iran, ISIS, bipartisanship in ZFA spotlight

COMMUNICATIONS Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Israeli columnist and editor Shmuel Rosner engaged in a vibrant, robust conversation at the Zionist Federation of Australia’s 2015 plenary on Sunday.


From Bondi to Ashdod

FIVE Australian lifesavers arrived in Israel last week to train children in a pilot Nipper program in Ashdod.

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‘Israel pinkwashing’ article slammed

COMMUNAL leaders have condemned a Fairfax Media article that accused Israel of highlighting its gay friendliness “to deflect criticism of its treatment of Palestinians” and “to justify Israel’s ongoing occupation”.