All posts tagged Zionist Federation of Australia

Victorian MPs recall Beersheba

A copy of a painting depicting the charge of the Australian Light Horse into Beersheba 100 years ago this week was presented at Victoria’s Parliament House on the October 31 centenary date, with Jewish leaders and state MPs in attendance.

Danby remains defiant

FEDERAL MP Michael Danby said this week he was shocked at the attacks levelled against him for using his communications allowance to place advertisements in The AJN, highlighting the unbalanced coverage of Israel by the ABC's Jerusalem-based Middle East correspondent Sophie McNeill.

Protest over BDS rocker’s tour

Jewish leaders have criticised Telstra's promotion of an Australian tour by former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters, noting his deep involvement with the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel.

Bishop: No mission in Jerusalem

Just weeks after promising to look into the prospect of establishing an Australian diplomatic presence in Jerusalem, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has ruled out the possibility.

‘A significant step’

FOREIGN Minister Julie Bishop's announcement that she will look into the prospects of having an Australian diplomatic presence in Jerusalem has been hailed as significant. 

Anti-Israel motion scuppered

TEARS were shed at a moving ceremony in Sydney last Sunday, when Jewish federal MP Julian Leeser presented certificates to 12 descendants of Indigenous men who served in Australian Light Horse brigades during the WWI Sinai-Palestine campaign.

WA ALP now voting on Palestine recognition

JEWISH leaders have voiced concern over reports that a vote in Western Australia could become the next stage in a creeping move within the ALP to grant unconditional recognition to a Palestinian state.

Changing of the NCJWA guard

FORMER AJN Canberra correspondent Sylvia Deutsch and Sydney’s Victoria Nadel were jointly appointed to lead the National Council of Jewish Women of Australia (NCJWA) at the organisation’s annual plenary in Canberra this week.

Local leaders condemn Netanyahu u-turn

THE Netanyahu government’s reversal of its plans for an egalitarian prayer space at the Kotel and its decision to retain the Orthodox rabbinate’s monopoly on conversions have drawn fire from Australian Jewish leaders.

Biran rings bell on inequality

ISRAELI Labour Party MK Michal Biran raised the issues of rising inequality and the unresolved Israeli–Palestinian conflict as key challenges facing Israel today.