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The stage could be set for Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop to greenlight a move of Australia’s Israel embassy to Jerusalem after the influential Victorian branch of the Liberal Party voted resoundingly for a switch from Tel Aviv.
Australian Jewish leaders have expressed concern over Israel’s controversial new legislation on settlements, describing the law which would retroactively legalise an estimated 4000 West Bank settler homes built on privately owned Palestinian land as “troubling” and “counterproductive”.
An overhyped talkfest – that is the consensus among Jewish leaders in Australia about the January 15 peace conference in Paris.
When a Palestinian terrorist drove a truck into IDF cadets in Jerusalem on January 8, Dovi Meyer was among the first emergency responders on the scene.
Federal Minister Mitch Fifield confirmed he's a staunch supporter of Israel and Jews when delivering the keynote speech at ZFA's 2016 biennial conference.
Donald Trump’s historic election as the 45th US president has been met with mixed reactions from leaders of the Australian Jewish community.
Moving tributes to the late former Israeli president Shimon Peres were held at communal events in Melbourne and Sydney last week.
Jewish community leaders have given a rousing welcome to news that Yuval Rotem, the former Israeli ambassador to Australia, has been appointed acting director-general of the Foreign Ministry of Israel.
The Australian government has been urged to denounce a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) resolution that ignores Jewish ties to the Temple Mount and Kotel.
Communal leaders have condemned a diatribe by Adelaide media personality Peter Goers, demeaning Israel as “guns and Moses ... one long persecution of Palestinians”.