All posts tagged Zionist Federation of Australia

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).

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. 

‘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.

‘A rare show of unity’

THE Morrison government "will not turn a blind eye to an antisemitic agenda masquerading as defence of human rights in the UN", Prime Minister Scott Morrison said this week.

‘We mourn alongside her family and friends’

AIIA Maasarwe came to Melbourne to study as an exchange student at La Trobe University. But on Monday evening, her father Saeed helped to carry her coffin at the Albanian Islamic centre and mosque in Dandenong.

Morrison’s imperfect but praiseworthy Jerusalem move

Although the Prime Minister limited his recognition to West Jerusalem, he did not conclude that part or all of East Jerusalem would necessarily be the capital of a future Palestinian state.

Lines drawn in the sand

SEVENTY years of Australian bipartisan agreement on Israel are over. On Tuesday, four days after Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that Australia now recognises West Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the Australian Labor Party – which says it will reverse that recognition in government – passed a resolution to recognise Palestine as a state.

Mixed reaction to Prime Minister’s announcement

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has called Labor's pledge to reverse the Morrison government's recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel's capital "hasty and ill-advised".