All posts tagged Philip Chester


Chester calls it a day

SERVING four consecutive two-year terms as Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) president – an innings of eight years – means gathering a load of memories, but for Philip Chester, one episode stands out.

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Natan Sharansky … new chairman of the Jewish Agency in Israel. Photo: AJN file

Sharansky headed Down Under

APART from his role as chairman of the Jewish Agency, there is a personal dimension to Natan Sharansky’s visit to Australia next month – a son-in-law made aliyah


Johannson lauded for quitting Oxfam

AUSTRALIAN Jewish leaders have praised actress Scarlett Johansson for quitting her role as a global ambassador for Oxfam after the charity censured her for becoming the new face

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Bishop lauded over settlements

AUSTRALIAN communal leaders have praised Foreign Minister Julie Bishop for challenging international claims that Israeli settlements in the West Bank are illegal. In an interview with The Times of

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Australians honour Sharon’s legacy

AUSTRALIAN and world leaders this week added their voices to the global tributes paid to Ariel Sharon. Expressing Australia’s condolences, Acting Prime Minister Warren Truss described Sharon as “a


Community leaders praise Mandela

JEWISH communal leaders have added their voices to the worldwide flood of tributes for anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela. South Africa’s first black president passed away last Friday at the


Nuclear deal lets Iran ‘buy time’

ISRAEL watchers in Australia are sceptical about a deal hatched between Iran and the West to curb the Tehran regime’s nuclear program in return for easing sanctions. The six-month

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Lamm tipped for ZFA presidency

COMMUNAL leader Danny Lamm has been approached to stand for the presidency of the Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) at its annual general meeting in March next year. Lamm,


ZFA furore erupts over J Street critique

A ZIONIST Federation Australia (ZFA) email criticising American Zionist advocacy group J Street has sparked controversy with some younger members of the Jewish community saying they felt alienated


Farewelling an ‘unparalleled’ ambassador

JEWISH communal leaders have paid tribute to Yuval Rotem, who heads back to Israel this week after completing six years of service as ambassador to Australia. Zionist Federation of

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