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  • Masa celebrates 18 years!Masa celebrates 18 years!
    Thousands of Jews from Around the World Gather at Largest Event in Israel for Young Jewish Professionals Masa Israel Journey launched its 18th programming year in an event featuring pop artists HaTikva 6, Minister of Diaspora Nachman Shai and President Isaac Herzog JERUSALEM, ISRAEL—Thousands of Masa Israel Journey Fellows, alumni, partners and community members came... Read More The post Masa celebrates 18 years! appeared first on Zionist Federation of Australia. Read more »
  • Australian Ambassador to UN Mitch Fifield speaks to the ZFAAustralian Ambassador to UN Mitch Fifield speaks to the ZFA
    On Tuesday, 19 October, the Zionist Federation of Australia hosted a background briefing with Australia’s ambassador to the UN, Mitch Fifield. The leadership of key Australian Jewish organisations attended the meeting. Mr Fifield spoke about his recent visit to Israel, as part of a delegation of 10 ambassadors to the UN. The trip was organised... Read More The post Australian Ambassador to UN Mitch Fifield speaks to the ZFA appeared first on Zionist Federation of… Read more »
  • ZFA statement on PJCIS recommendation to proscribe all of HamasZFA statement on PJCIS recommendation to proscribe all of Hamas
    The Zionist Federation of Australia welcomes the report by the Intelligence and Security Committee, which recommends that the Government proscribe all of Hamas, and calls on the Minister for Home Affairs to do so. ZFA President Jeremy Leibler said, “That Hamas meets the definition of a terrorist organisation is obvious to anyone who examines Hamas’s... Read More The post ZFA statement on PJCIS recommendation to proscribe all of Hamas appeared first on Zionist Federation of… Read more »
  • ZFA welcomes PM Morrison’s announcement about IHRAZFA welcomes PM Morrison’s announcement about IHRA
    The Zionist Federation of Australia welcomes Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement that Australia will adopt the IHRA working definition of antisemitism. “With this announcement”, said ZFA President Jeremy Leibler, “the Government has reconfirmed its commitment to fighting antisemitism. I want to thank the prime minister for his very strong statement on this issue on Wednesday.”... Read More The post ZFA welcomes PM Morrison’s announcement about IHRA appeared first on Zionist Federation of Australia. Read more »
  • Statement on John Lyons’ new bookStatement on John Lyons’ new book
    The central thesis of John Lyon’s new book, Dateline Jerusalem: Journalism’s Toughest Assignment, is that journalists covering the middle east are bullied into submission by an extremist “Israel Lobby” who prevents the media from fact-based reporting. In an extract of the book published in last Saturday’s Age and Sydney Morning Herald, Lyons suggests that journalists based... Read More The post Statement on John Lyons’ new book appeared first on Zionist Federation of Australia. Read more »
  • The Abraham Accords’ legacy is a new Arab pragmatismThe Abraham Accords’ legacy is a new Arab pragmatism
    By Dr. Bren Carlill This article first appeared in the Canberra Times on 22 September 2021 Israel has had a lonely time of it in the Middle East. After seven decades of existence, it only had full diplomatic relations with two Arab countries. The rest, in solidarity with the Palestinians, boycotted the Jewish state. But... Read More The post The Abraham Accords’ legacy is a new Arab pragmatism appeared first on Zionist Federation of Australia. Read more »
  • September Opinion PieceSeptember Opinion Piece
    By Dr Ron Weiser AM Prime Minister Bennett has now been in office for three months and the sky has not fallen. In fact what is remarkable is that in the macro, regarding many of the continuing challenges, the modalities for dealing with them also remain plus/minus the same. Other than in tone. Almost, but... Read More The post September Opinion Piece appeared first on Zionist Federation of Australia. Read more »
  • Education minister calls on government and universities to adopt the IHRA working definition of antisemitismEducation minister calls on government and universities to adopt the IHRA working definition of antisemitism
    Education Minister Alan Tudge has called on the Australian Government to adopt the IHRA working definition of antisemitism.  Mr Tudge spoke with the Jewish community leadership on Monday, in a meeting organised by the Zionist Federation of Australia, about the rise in antisemitic incidents on campus and how Australian and Israeli universities can benefit from... Read More The post Education minister calls on government and universities to adopt the IHRA working definition of antisemitism appeared… Read more »
  • ACMA to launch investigation into the ABC’s atrocious Q&A programACMA to launch investigation into the ABC’s atrocious Q&A program
    The Zionist Federation of Australia welcomed the decision by the Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA) to launch an investigation into ABC’s 27 May Q&A episode that focused on the recently-concluded Hamas–Israel violence. The ZFA submitted a complaint to the ABC after that episode, only to have it dismissed within days. The ABC’s response did not... Read More The post ACMA to launch investigation into the ABC’s atrocious Q&A program appeared first on Zionist Federation of… Read more »
  • ZFA calls on Government to list all of Hamas as a terrorist organisationZFA calls on Government to list all of Hamas as a terrorist organisation
    The Zionist Federation of Australia on Friday called for the Australian Government to list all of Hamas as a terrorist organisation. Currently, Australia only proscribes Hamas’s military wing. The ZFA has made a submission to Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee calling for this change. ZFA President Jeremy Leibler said “The Government acknowledges that Hamas’s military wing... Read More The post ZFA calls on Government to list all of Hamas as a terrorist organisation appeared first on… Read more »