All posts tagged Zionist Federation of Australia

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.
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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.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Local dismay over Iran deal

AS Australia woke to the news yesterday that an agreement had been reached with Iran to curb its nuclear program, critics were already dissecting and finding problems with the deal.

Labor MP Melissa Parke.

ALP should be ‘ashamed of Parke’

FEDERAL Labor MP Melissa Parke needs to be “pulled into line” after she signed a petition calling on the United Nations Security Council to place sanctions on Israel, the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) says.

UN report: ‘errors of fact, appalling bias’

JEWISH community groups have sharply criticised the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) report into last year’s war between Israel and Gaza.

Chabad North Shore’s Gala Dinner. Australian Deputy Prime Minister & Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.

‘An unambiguous, unapologetic friend of Israel’

MINISTER for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop MP impressed the hundreds in attendance at Chabad North Shore’s 25th anniversary gala dinner last week, declaring the Australian government to be “unambiguously, unapologetically, […]


Turning teens into leaders

A HIGHLY-RESPECTED US-based initiative aimed at creating an international network of Jewish teenagers to serve as effective leaders is being brought to Melbourne by the Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA).