All posts tagged Mark Sofer

Widening the Zionist conversation

WE must keep the Zionist ‘tent’ open, according to author and commentator Professor Gil Troy.

Rambam support group launched

AFTER many hours in the air, Israeli guest Dr Miki Halberthal of Israel's Rambam Hospital told guests at the launch of local support group, Australian Friends of Rambam, he wants them to talk widely to others about Rambam.

Politicians raise their glasses to Israel

STATE politicians and supporters of Israel gathered at Queens Hall in Victoria's Parliament earlier this week to celebrate Israel's 71st birthday.

Israel-NSW ties endure

ISRAELI ambassador to Australia Mark Sofer announced unequivocally at Israel's 71st Independence Day celebration on Tuesday evening that the Jewish community of NSW is one of the best, if not the best, community he has worked with during his 39 years in the foreign ministry.

Israeli, Palestinian diplomats in conversation

ISRAELI ambassador Mark Sofer will be in conversation with the Head of the General Delegation of Palestine Izzat Abdulhadi this Sunday, in what Emanuel Synagogue's Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins calls an “historic opportunity” for the community.

‘An insult to our national debate’

AS the Australian Labor Party battles against anti-Israel elements within its ranks, leader Bill Shorten has stressed that a "Shorten Labor government will be committed to maintaining close ties with Israel".

Russian speakers flock to festival

THE UNSW Roundhouse Centre turned Russian on October 14, as more than 250 Russian-speaking Sydney Jews enjoyed food, music, art and seminars at the Limmud FSU (former Soviet Union) Australia festival.

‘An eye opener for me’

ON his first visit to the Jewish Holocaust Centre (JHC) on Monday, Israel's ambassador Mark Sofer was given a comprehensive briefing on the centre's future expansion plans and was shown through the museum.

Premier’s praise for Israel

SEVENTY years of independence for Israel – a state that embodies "the best of Jewish tradition, free speech and debate, innovation, ingenuity and above all else, resilience", according to NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian – was celebrated at a Yom Ha'atzmaut reception on Monday night with over 700 attendees including political figures and interfaith leaders.

Fallen soldiers never forgotten

IDAN Goldberger almost paid the ultimate price. Fifteen years ago, on his 21st birthday, Goldberger’s name was very nearly added to the list of 23,646 soldiers who have fallen defending the State of Israel.