Zionist Federation of Australia

MEDIA RELEASE: Zionist Federation of Australia.

  With the support of Gandel Philanthropy, the Zionist Federation of Australia is about to send 160 young Australians on a 10-day trip of a lifetime this Israeli summer Taglit-Birthright Israel is a visionary program that provides a gift of a 10-day educational tour of Israel for young Jewish adults …

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Zionist Federation of Australia: Media release on UN.

Last week, the President of the UN General Assembly, Peter Thomson, wore a Palestinian flag as a scarf to mark the UN’s “International Day of Solidarity of the Palestinian People”. This day has been set in the UN calendar for 29 November. The following day, six Arab-backed anti-Israel resolutions were …

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ZFA statement on alleged funneling of WV funds to Hamas terror operations.

Statement by Dr. Danny Lamm, President of the ZFA, on the alleged funneling of World Vision funds to Hamas terrorist operations    5 August 2016 – Updated 10 August 2016  Dr. Danny Lamm, President of the Zionist Federation of Australia, expressed his outrage over allegations that Mohammad El Halabi, the …

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Zionist Federation of Australia Statement

  Statement by Dr. Danny Lamm, President of the Zionist Federation of Australia, on the alleged funneling of World Vision funds to Hamas terrorist operations: Dr. Danny Lamm, President of the Zionist Federation of Australia, expressed his outrage over allegations that Mohammad El Halabi, the director of the Gaza branch …

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Palestinian national identity and the roadblock to peace.

Palestinian Arabs

  A distinctly Palestinian national sense-of-self evolved during the 1920s – not organically, but as a negative reaction to Zionism. And this fact is at the centre of the current conflict. Let’s start with a quiz. Which Jewish leader said the following words? The land over which we have restored …

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ZFA: ANZAC celebrations in Israel 2016.

As is customary, the Embassy of Australia in Israel held a commemorative service for Anzac Day at the Mt Scopus Commonwealth Military Cemetery in Jerusalem. This ceremony has become an important occasion not only for Australian and New Zealand diplomats serving in Israel to mark this important day, but also …

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Statement from ZFA on the Istanbul and Brussels terrorist attacks.

Statement from ZFA President Dr Danny Lamm on the Istanbul and Brussels terrorist attacks 23 March 2016 With two different cities attacked by ISIS operatives in the space of just a few days, Dr. Danny Lamm, President of the Zionist Federation of Australia, sent his deepest condolences to the families …

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ZFA Israel Gap Year Program Fair

The Zionist Federation of Australia is holding its Israel Gap Year Program Fair on the 28th of February in Melbourne and on the 6th March in Sydney. The Fair will be open to all year 11 and year 12 students and their parents with the aim of showcasing the variety …

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Taglit-Birthright. Applications are OPEN!!

Come to Israel this summer with Hagshama on Taglit-Birthright. Applications are OPEN!! Taglit-Birthright Israel is a visionary program that provides a gift of a 10-day educational tour of Israel for young Jewish adults aged 18-26. The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) is proud to represent the Australian Jewish community as …

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ZFA: Meet the Diller Teen Fellows.

Written by Hayley Hadassin – Zionist Federation of Australia The Zionist Federation of Australia has launched the Diller Teen Fellows leadership program has kicked off in Melbourne. The 18 Fellows were selected after a rigorous interview process held late last year his unique program that aims to create an international …

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Silence is Golden (But My Eyes Still See)

Per usual, the news this week has been mixed so we’ll go from bad to good in the hopes of concluding on an upbeat note that will help you usher in Shabbat with a smile. On Thursday a Muslim teenager took a machete to Jewish teacher in the French Mediterranean …

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Transparency for Thee, But not for Me.

Sorry to commence the New Year with a downer, but in one respect the first week of 2016 has proved very similar to the 52 preceding it. It turns out the Government of Malaysia has failed to provide Israeli athletes with entry visas that would allow them to compete in …

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Time Is On Our Side.

T’is the season for end-of-year summations, tra-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la. The newspapers are full of articles covering a range of topics ranging from politics through the economy to the Footy. So why should the ZFA be an exception? Thus in this – the final update during the year of their lord 2015 …

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Kangarusski Children’s Art Exhibition

Three hundred people gathered at Glen Eira Town Hall in Melbourne on Sunday 13th December to celebrate the year end of Russian School Lider and to visit the Kangarusski exhibition and award ceremony – “Israel through children’s eyes.” Kangarusski is the Russian Speaking Jewish Community department of the Zionist Federation …

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Taglit-Birthright Chavaya bus makes its mark in Israel.

MEDIA RELEASE Taglit-Birthright Chavaya bus makes its mark in Israel Taglit-Birthright Israel is a visionary program that provides a gift of a 10-day educational tour of Israel for young Jewish adults aged 18-26. The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) is proud to represent the Australian Jewish community as the local …

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From Immorality to Illegality.

Last week was a mixed bag on the BDS front, with some good, some bad and some very, very ugly. In the bad department, the National Womens’ Studies Association in the US joined the conga-line of Israel bashers by voting to endorse an academic boycott with an 88.4% majority. Disappointing, …

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The Arava Australia Partnership (AAP) celebrated culinary differences

The Arava Australia Partnership got creative and cooked up a storm in Sydney!” The Arava Australia Partnership (AAP) celebrated  culinary differences between our two communities. The seven delegates from the Arava together with host Judy Phillips who cooked for over 90 people on Monday 30th November. It was a fun …

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Trouble in Paradise.

Over recent weeks I’ve focused on keeping readers apprised of relevant and interesting stories that might be a bit off the beaten path of Australian media.  And in this vein I’ll begin with the brewing revolt within British Labor over Jeremy Corbyn’s response to the 13 November terrorist atrocity in …

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Critics of Israel ignore Middle East realities

There are no angels in the clash of contending fanaticisms that is the Syrian civil war. On one side you have Sunni ­jihadis of Islamic State pursuing a grotesque Islamic neo-caliphate constructed on the skulls of their beheaded victims. And opposite are Shia jihadis of Hezbollah and Iran fighting on …

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Nightmare on Whitehall Street.

Written by Ted Lapkin – Director of Public Affairs for the Zionist Federation of Australia ======== Imagine a world in which Melissa Parke – the far-left, largely unknown federal Labor Member for Fremantle – defies the odds and wins the ALP leadership. And in our hypothetical scenario one of the …

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