All posts tagged Philip Chester

Three cheers for Chester

THE Zionist Council of Victoria (ZCV), Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) and World Zionist Organisation this week honoured Philip Chester’s contribution to the Zionist movement and dedication to strengthening Australia’s ties with Israel by awarding him the prestigious Jerusalem Prize at its annual assembly.

Chester calls it a day

SERVING four consecutive two-year terms as Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) president – an innings of eight years – means gathering a load of memories, but for Philip Chester, one episode stands out.

Sharansky headed Down Under

APART from his role as chairman of the Jewish Agency, there is a personal dimension to Natan Sharansky’s visit to Australia next month – a son-in-law made aliyah with his

Johannson lauded for quitting Oxfam

AUSTRALIAN Jewish leaders have praised actress Scarlett Johansson for quitting her role as a global ambassador for Oxfam after the charity censured her for becoming the new face of Israeli company SodaStream.

Bishop lauded over settlements

AUSTRALIAN communal leaders have praised Foreign Minister Julie Bishop for challenging international claims that Israeli settlements in the West Bank are illegal.

Australians honour Sharon’s legacy

AUSTRALIAN and world leaders this week added their voices to the global tributes paid to Ariel Sharon.

Community leaders praise Mandela

JEWISH communal leaders have added their voices to the worldwide flood of tributes for anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela.

Nuclear deal lets Iran ‘buy time’

ISRAEL watchers in Australia are sceptical about a deal hatched between Iran and the West to curb the Tehran regime’s nuclear program in return for easing sanctions.

Lamm tipped for ZFA presidency

COMMUNAL leader Danny Lamm has been approached to stand for the presidency of the Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) at its annual general meeting in March next year.

ZFA furore erupts over J Street critique

A ZIONIST Federation Australia (ZFA) email criticising American Zionist advocacy group J Street has sparked controversy with some younger members of the Jewish community saying they felt alienated by the organisation's actions.