All posts tagged Moshe Yaalon

Netanyahu vs Gantz: still neck and neck

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.

Partnership against poverty

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.

Ya’alon in Australia

FOR Moshe “Bogie” Ya’alon, the man who could be Israel’s next prime minister, visiting Australia has become something of a tradition.

Moshe Ya’alon is set to speak at the function, which will raise money to hlep fight poverty in a combined effort between WIZO and The Joint

Joining forces to fight poverty

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.

Concern over Lieberman’s return to power

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.

Lieberman accepts Netanyahu’s offer of defence minister

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.

Local leaders condemn Iran arms shipment

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