All posts tagged Zionist Federation of Australia

Australian Jewish leaders slam Israeli minister

AUSTRALIAN Jewish leaders have condemned comments by Israel’s new Education Minister Rafi Peretz appearing to endorse gay conversion therapy.

VCE coursework material pulled over anti-Israel slur

WHEN Mount Scopus Memorial College student Ramona Chrapot read a sample response in her VCE coursework which claimed that Israel destroys the houses of Arabs living there simply because they are Muslim not Jewish, she could not believe her eyes.

A space for women in the Jewish community

THE Victorian branch of the National Council of Jewish Women of Australia (NCJWA) has made a push to ensure that Jewish women are equally represented in positions of leadership and at events within the community. 

Body Hack slammed as ‘anything but balanced’

Jewish community leaders have expressed their "extreme concern" at the depiction of the situation in the Gaza Strip and the portrayal of Israel on Network Ten's Todd Sampson's Body Hack, which aired on Tuesday evening. 

Furore over Falk visit

JEWISH communal leaders are concerned about plans for Richard Falk, a US academic who has endorsed conspiracy theories and who is widely accused of antisemitism, to visit Australia to speak at the NSW Parliament and at the University of Sydney.

A lifeline for Litzman? Aussie roof bodies weigh in

THE controversial "immunity" legislation won't just help Bibi. It could prove a lifeline for the politician who is being investigated on suspicion of helping Malka Leifer, a top analyst told The AJN.

Albanese’s record on Israel ‘somewhat mixed’

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has urged new Labor leader Anthony Albanese to ensure his party does not go down the same route as its British counterpart.

Israel-NSW ties endure

ISRAELI ambassador to Australia Mark Sofer announced unequivocally at Israel's 71st Independence Day celebration on Tuesday evening that the Jewish community of NSW is one of the best, if not the best, community he has worked with during his 39 years in the foreign ministry.

Greens’ post slammed

JEWISH leaders have expressed their disgust at a gibe by a Greens staffer working for Macnamara candidate Steph Hodgins-May that deaths in Gaza were Israeli "genocide".

Australia backs Israel at the UN

SCOTT Morrison's government has received kudos from the Jewish community for its stand against a spate of anti-Israel resolutions by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).