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THE Zionist Council of Victoria (ZCV), Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) and World Zionist Organisation this week honoured Philip Chester’s contribution to the Zionist movement and dedication to strengthening Australia’s ties with Israel by awarding him the prestigious Jerusalem Prize at its annual assembly.
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.
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 with his
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 of Israeli company SodaStream.
AUSTRALIAN communal leaders have praised Foreign Minister Julie Bishop for challenging international claims that Israeli settlements in the West Bank are illegal.
AUSTRALIAN and world leaders this week added their voices to the global tributes paid to Ariel Sharon.
JEWISH communal leaders have added their voices to the worldwide flood of tributes for anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela.
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.
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.
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 by the organisation's actions.