All posts tagged Zionist Federation of Australia

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Calls to ban Bibi

A petition calling for Benjamin Netanyahu to be barred from entering Australia has gathered more than 3000 signatures.

Tim Costello.

Hadassah Australia defends Costello oration

Hadassah Australia has defended its decision to host an event featuring World Vision Australia CEO Tim Costello as keynote speaker following allegations the organisation’s director in Gaza has been diverting funds to the military wing of Hamas.

Rotem Dvir (left) and Raz Sofer have arrived in Canberra.

Shlichim arrive in Canberra

The ACT Jewish community has this month welcomed two shlichim from Israel, marking a first for the capital.

Mohammed El-Halabi.

World Vision suspends Gaza operations

World Vision announced last week that it had suspended its operations in Gaza, following allegations that the global charity’s local director had siphoned millions of dollars of aid money to the military wing of Hamas.

Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Turnbull welcomed by community

Communal leaders have congratulated Malcolm Turnbull on being returned as Prime Minister of Australia after more than a week of vote-counting by the Australian Electoral Commission.

Tributes have poured in for the world's most famous voice of Holocaust survival, Elie Wiesel. Photo: AP.

Wiesel mourned

Politicians and Jewish leaders have lauded Elie Wiesel, the world’s most famous voice of Holocaust survival, who died aged 87 last Saturday (July 2).

Arava photography delegation members Danny Hadas, Alex Levac and Gilad Livni next to Livni’s stunning photograph, captured using a drone, of the rare flooding of the Arava desert valley floor.

Arava sands and delivers

Israelis are credited for making the desert bloom, but the 3500 hardy residents of the Arava region are particularly good at it.

Avigdor Lieberman with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Concern over Lieberman’s return to power

There were mixed reactions from the Australian Jewish community this week to the news that Yisrael Beitenu leader Avigdor Lieberman was set to join the Israeli government as Defence Minister. The hawkish politician is poised to replace Moshe Ya’alon, who quit last week after clashing with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

A promotional image for Tales of a City by the Sea.

Furore over ‘anti-Israel’ VCE play

VICTORIAN education minister James Merlino has come under fire after Victorian high school students found a “heavily biased” stage-play about life in Gaza during the conflict with Israel on their curriculum.

Jeremy Corbyn.

Labour/Labor pains

IN the wake of the anti-Semitism scandal that has shaken the British Labour Party to its core in recent days, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop urged Australia’s Labor Party to tackle anti-Semitic attitudes within its own ranks.