All posts tagged Zionist Federation of Australia

Disengagement from Gaza: 10 years on

Israeli security personnel evicting a resident of Neve Dekalim.
TEN years after Israel unilaterally withdrew from Gaza in the hope for peace, local community leaders have spoken of the plan’s “abject failure”.
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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.

The delegation of Israeli students given a warm welcome at Bialik College.

Visitors from the desert

MELBOURNE’S Jewish schools recently welcomed 12 visiting Israeli students from the Acacia School, which is located in the small desert community in the Arava region, as part of the Jewish Agency for Israel’s Partnership 2Gether (P2G) program.

Israeli peace activists hold a candle in the Dawabsheh family's burnt-out home.
Photo: AFP Photo/Jaafar Ashtiyeh

‘Attackers repudiate sacred values of Judaism’

THOSE responsible for last Friday’s arson attack in the West Bank that claimed the life of an 18-month old Palestinian boy “have repudiated the sacred values of Judaism”, the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) said this week.

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Pleas for tolerance after fatal stabbing

JEWISH gay and lesbian support groups in Australia have called for more tolerance among the Orthodox community in the wake of last Thursday’s attack at Jerusalem’s gay pride parade that claimed one life.

Labor Opposition Leader Bill Shorten. Photo: Peter Haskin

ALP Israel resolution slammed

THE Australian Labor Party (ALP) has been condemned by communal leaders for passing a one-sided resolution that singles out Israeli settlement building as a “roadblock to peace” and states that if the next round of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians fail it will discuss recognition of a Palestinian state.

From left: Alon Meltzer, Hayley Hadassin, Robert Goot, Yair Miller, Alain Hasson and Leigh Golombick in Israel.

Tomorrow’s leaders are fine fellows

FOUR young Australian Jewish leaders recently returned from participating in the 27th International Nahum Goldmann Fellowship in Israel.

Dave Sharma, Australian Ambassador to Israel at Beth Weizmann Community Centre in Melbourne. Photo: Peter Haskin

Ambassador shares insights

THE conflict between Hamas and Israel last year has left a mark on the family of Australia’s ambassador to Israel.

30-3-14. ZFA Biennial Conference 2014. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten addresses the audience. Photo: Peter Haskin

ALP set to debate Palestine recognition

DELEGATES to the 47th national Australian Labor Party conference in Melbourne could pass a resolution placing the Opposition on the express lane to recognising a Palestinian state.

Clashes erupted between Israeli troops and activists on board the Mavi Marmara which was attempting to break the Gaza blockade.
Photo: AJN File.

ICC probe ‘lacks legal merit’

THE judges who voted to reopen the International Criminal Court’s (ICC’s) investigation into the 2010 flotilla incident have “undermined the institutional credibility of the ICC”, Zionist Federation of Australia president Danny Lamm said this week.