All posts tagged Israel

Pollies mark partition anniversary

ISRAEL is “a beacon of democracy in a very troubled neighbourhood”, Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on the 70th anniversary of the United Nations (UN) partition resolution which led to the establishment of the country.

‘No plans to relocate embassy’

THE Turnbull government has reiterated it has no plans to move Australia's Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, despite a pledge by Victorian Liberals to open a trade office in the Israeli capital if they win next year's state election.

Sofer urges unity

IN an unprecedented move, Israel’s new ambassador to Australia Mark Sofer has urged communal organisations to consult with the embassy before releasing public statements on issues concerning the Jewish State.

Rhythms of Africa and Israel

Acclaimed South African singer and cantor Oshy Tugendhaft is currently in Australia starring in his new show Voices, featuring the music of Israel and Africa.

Andrews to visit Israel

VICTORIAN Premier Daniel Andrews will travel to Israel next month, the first sitting Victorian leader to visit there since Steve Bracks 12 years ago.

JNF group recalls Balfour

A GROUP of more than 50 Australians sat in Independence Hall in Tel Aviv last Thursday – in the same room where David Ben-Gurion declared the establishment of the State of Israel – exactly 100 years after the Balfour Declaration was signed.

Israeli singer Noa in concert

Israeli singer Noa, whose albums have sold millions, will be performing in Australia later this month in concerts at Temple Beth Israel in Melbourne and at the Bondi Pavilion Theatre in Sydney.

Frydenberg tearful at Yad Vashem

AN emotional Josh Frydenberg wiped away tears as he walked through Yad Vashem, the world’s most respected Holocaust museum, with Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan on Sunday night (Australian time).

US pulls out of UNESCO, Israel set to follow

Israel has applauded America for leaving a UN agency that has become notorious for criticising the Jewish State and downplaying Jerusalem's Jewish history.

Israel ‘captured my heart and my mind’

EIGHT senior journalists, editors and producers shared their thoughts on Monday night on an intensive week-long study mission they'd recently been on to Israel and the West Bank.