All posts tagged Zionist Federation of Australia

Reflections on Rabin’s legacy

The late Yitzhak Rabin.
AS 100,000 people joined together in central Tel Aviv on Saturday to mark the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, community leaders in Australia reflected on the life and legacy of the slain prime ­minister.
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Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.

Hebrew Uni honour for Bishop

FOREIGN Minister Julie Bishop will be presented with the Hebrew University’s Torch of Learning Award at the Australian Friends of the Hebrew University’s gala dinner later this month.

Border Police officers scuffle with a Palestinian protester as they detain him near Damascus Gate outside Jerusalem's Old City.

Local leaders condemn violence

ZIONIST Federation of Australia president Danny Lamm will travel to Israel this week in defiance of the current deadly wave of Palestinian terrorism to attend the World Zionist Congress.

Mahmoud Abbas.

Leaders: Abbas must answer for violence

THE recent escalation in Palestinian terrorist attacks is directly linked to Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas’s inciteful rhetoric, local community leaders said this week.

Israeli security personnel evicting a resident of Neve Dekalim.

Disengagement from Gaza: 10 years on

TEN years after Israel unilaterally withdrew from Gaza in the hope for peace, local community leaders have spoken of the plan’s “abject failure”.

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.

Shira Banki.

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.