Emily Gian. ZFA Media & Advocacy Director.

Terror returns to the heart of Tel Aviv .

“Max Brenner, come off it, there’s blood in your hot chocolate”. So the hate-filled chants went outside Max Brenner stores around Australia for a number of years after the chain became one of the main targets of those involved with the BDS campaign. But a Max Brenner café made the news for a …

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WHO do you think you are?

There is something decidedly unhealthy about the lengths that the Palestinian leadership has been going to in order to delegitimise Israel in the international arena.  Even more sickening is the way that their propaganda is willingly accepted without question by the international community – even when the subject matter is blatantly false and misleading and quite frankly unhelpful in bringing about …

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Tunnels and bus explosions, but the world remains silent.

There is a superstitious belief within our office that it should never be said that things are quiet in Israel. An example is this article which I came across last week. It mentioned that the terrorist stabbing attacks that have been an all too regular occurrence over the last six …

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The sport of politics.

A slight change of tack this week. Sport of politics . I came across an article in the Israeli media this week, but was unable to find it covered in the English language media. I suppose the reason for that was the story is relatively insignificant as far as the rest …

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Take me to your leader.

There is a point of view among many students of Middle Eastern politics that all of its problems would be solved if Israel ended its occupation of the territories captured during the 1967 Six-Day-War and handed them to the Palestinians. After all, no country really wants to control the lives …

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As the terror lingers on.

It was the morning after International Women’s Day when I awoke with thoughts of penning an inspired piece about Israeli women and their influence on all aspects of Israeli society. As I drafted the piece in my head, I scrolled through the news on my social media feeds, only to …

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A headline by any other name…

anti-Israel media bias in Israeli newspaper

A headline by any other name… “ISRAEL/PALESTINE PEACE DEAL SIGNED” Those words would certainly look great sitting together in the news headlines. There may even be journalists out there who want to believe them and wish to tell happy stories about a real peace deal, but we know all too …

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NSW Labor Party: Laboring on about Israel.

The NSW Labor Party held its annual party conference over the weekend. In a year when a federal election is due to take place, no doubt there would have been a plethora of matters up for discussion on a wide range of issues affecting the residents of our most populous …

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ZFA: When terror strikes.

A father travels with three of his children along a road travelled daily. But this day is different to other days. Suddenly, Palestinian terrorists travelling in another car cut across the lanes and fire bullets at the car: at least ten. The father is injured in both legs and is …

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Yom Hazikaron reflection.

In memory of the 67 brave soldiers who died before they could celebrate 67 years of Independence… One of my roles when I worked for the Zionist Council of Victoria was to put together the booklet for the Yom Hazikaron ceremony, which takes place every year the night before Yom …

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