All posts tagged Ron Weiser

‘A betrayal of Jewish values’

THE Benjamin Netanyahu-brokered merger of Israel’s Jewish Home party with the far-right Jewish Power has been met with unanimous concern from Australia’s peak Jewish groups.

B’nai B’rith’s month of milestones

It's been a momentous month for the NSW branch of B’nai B’rith, officially opening its new headquarters and presenting its annual oration.

Arava sands and delivers

Israelis are credited for making the desert bloom, but the 3500 hardy residents of the Arava region are particularly good at it.

ZFA holds talks in Canberra

A DELEGATION from the Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) recently visited Canberra to meet with government, opposition and crossbench members of Parliament, including cabinet ministers, and their advisers.

‘Attackers repudiate sacred values of Judaism’

THOSE responsible for last Friday’s arson attack in the West Bank that claimed the life of an 18-month old Palestinian boy “have repudiated the sacred values of Judaism”, the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) said this week.

Pleas for tolerance after fatal stabbing

JEWISH gay and lesbian support groups in Australia have called for more tolerance among the Orthodox community in the wake of last Thursday’s attack at Jerusalem’s gay pride parade that claimed one life.

Former ambassador mourned

TRIBUTES have been paid to Yehuda Avner, a speechwriter and adviser to four Israeli prime ministers and Israel’s ambassador to Australia from 1992-95.

Israel votes: The view from Australia

ISRAELIS head to the polls next Tuesday in what is tipped to be one of the country’s tightest elections in years.

Sydney unites for peace

A 10,000-strong sea of people dressed in blue and white turned out to show their support for Israel at Dudley Page Reserve in Dover Heights on Sunday.

Standing ovations for Sharansky

NATAN Sharansky gave a fascinating insight into his journey, from Soviet refusenik to head of the Jewish Agency for Israel, during appearances in Sydney and Melbourne.