All posts tagged Zionist Federation of Australia

Yuval Rotem in 2013. Photo: Peter Haskin

Top appointment for Rotem

Jewish community leaders have given a rousing welcome to news that Yuval Rotem, the former Israeli ambassador to Australia, has been appointed acting director-general of the Foreign Ministry of Israel.

A view of the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. Photo: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images.

Australia urged to protest UNESCO resolution

The Australian government has been urged to denounce a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) resolution that ignores Jewish ties to the Temple Mount and Kotel.

Adelaide media personality Peter Goers.

ABC host slammed over anti-Israel rant

Communal leaders have condemned a diatribe by Adelaide media personality Peter Goers, demeaning Israel as “guns and Moses ... one long persecution of Palestinians”.

AIJAC’s Jeremy Jones (left) met Shimon Peres in Jerusalem in 2007.

Australian Jewish leaders mourn Peres

“Optimists and pessimists die the exact same death, but they live very different lives.” So said Shimon Peres, the last of Israel’s founding generation of leaders.

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).