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The Zionist Federation of Australia trusts that our great nation will reaffirm its strong historical commitment to the State of Israel, its sovereignty and to our common democratic values by following the lead of the United States and announcing its intention to relocate our Embassy to Israel’s capital city, Jerusalem.
John Monash of Jerilderie and Melbourne did not receive one Australian Government award after his brilliant contribution as our best citizen general in helping to win World War One, not one!
At this time of year, when we reflect on the transmission of the Jewish narrative from parent to child, we should also reflect on the transmission of communal responsibilities to the youth of our community.
Take note, federal and state politicians – you can expect to hear from Sydney teenager and public health activist Gidon Goodman again very soon.
"A BEACON of worship, dedication and intellectual faith in NSW's Jewish community," is how NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian poignantly described The Great Synagogue – often considered "the mother congregation of Australian Jewry" – at the shule's momentous 140th anniversary service.
The colourful life and illustrious career of Barry Cohen were honoured by past and present political leaders at a state memorial service held at Old Parliament House – where the late politician spent three years of his more than two decades in office.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day (IHRD) was marked with poignant and moving commemorations in Sydney and Melbourne on January 28.
As I step into the first year of my term here in Australia, I look forward to promoting Israel's strengths and helping to reinforce the burgeoning Australian-Israeli bilateral relationship.
2018 is "an absolutely critical year" to push for and achieve the posthumous promotion of Jewish military legend General Sir John Monash to the highest Australian military rank of Field Marshal according to Saluting Monash Council (SMC) chairman Tim Fischer, who fears "the window of opportunity" will rapidly close after the centenary edition of Remembrance Day on November 11.
Australia's federal and state leaders and the Executive Council of Australian Jewry's president Anton Block wishes the Jewish community a happy Chanukah.