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BOTH of the top players still have everything to play for as Israel’s voters prepare to go to the polls on Tuesday, to decide what is still a neck-and-neck race.
As Mount Sinai College year 6 students Talia Kaplan and Vivien Fainerman proudly sang Hatikvah in front of more than 600 people – including former Israeli defence minister and aspiring prime minister Moshe “Bogie” Ya’alon – at the combined WIZO/The Joint major fundraising dinner in Sydney on August 24, attention quickly turned to the children of Israel – 890,000 of whom live without basic necessities.
FOR Moshe “Bogie” Ya’alon, the man who could be Israel’s next prime minister, visiting Australia has become something of a tradition.
The Joint and WIZO have joined forces for the first time since 1967, and will hold a joint event next month to help Israelis living on the margins.
There were mixed reactions from the Australian Jewish community this week to the news that Yisrael Beitenu leader Avigdor Lieberman was set to join the Israeli government as Defence Minister. The hawkish politician is poised to replace Moshe Ya’alon, who quit last week after clashing with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
In a meeting that lasted less than an hour on Wednesday afternoon (May 18), Avigdor Lieberman accepted Prime Minister Netanyahu’s offer of the defence and immigration and absorption portfolios.
COMMUNAL groups in Australia this week said Israel’s interception of Iranian medium-range missiles and other arms bound for Gaza last week gives the lie to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s posture