All posts tagged Sharene Hambur

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.

Australian Jewish leaders condemn Hamas attacks

JEWISH community leaders in Australia have condemned a barrage of Hamas rocket attacks against civilians in central Israel this week. 

Liberal friends rally for Israel

MORE than 300 supporters gathered at Central Shule in Caulfield, as Victorian Liberals, including federal Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg, relaunched Victorian Liberal Friends of Israel.

AJDS carpeted by roof body

THE Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) has voted overwhelmingly to censure the Australian Jewish Democratic Society (AJDS), one of its constituent organisations, over its promotion of a pro-Palestinian rally held in May.

Activist’s invite revoked

VCOSS feared Tamika Mallory's comments would detract from their message, writes Peter Kohn.

Melbourne turns blue and white

ISRAELI flags fluttered, clutched in the hands of many amidst the sea of blue and white. Many happy faces were adorned with a painted Magen David, and Hebrew tunes were carried aloft upon the twilight breeze. The smell of falafel was in the air, as was a palpable love for Israel. This was Yom Ha'atzmaut 70 – Melbourne style. 

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. 

Johnny Baker ‘gone far too soon’

THE community is mourning the untimely passing of Johnny Baker, whose forthright voice has been interwoven with Australian Jewish projects for decades.

Rapke stepping down

AFTER more than half-a-decade, Jane Rapke has decided to step down as executive director of Zionism Victoria at the end of this year.

Pollies honoured for advocacy

Liberal MP David Southwick and Labor MP Marsha Thomson will be jointly awarded the Jerusalem Prize at Zionism Victoria’s 78th Annual Assembly next month.