Australia & NZ.

The far Right and the ‘White Replacement’ myth.

An ominous trend imagines a global Jewish plot to ‘import’ non-Europeans in order to destroy European culture. Little more than a year ago, far-right activists in Australia could reasonably accurately be divided into three ideological groupings: civic patriots, nationalists and racialists. Whatever they might be said to have in common, …

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Israel’s New Generation? Who knew the News?

9 News Australia’s Amelia Adams parachutes in. We wonder if Nine News Australia will have the grace to admit that the Israel’s New Generation review of the upcoming Israeli elections by their UK correspondent was way off-beam?

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Media release: Adelaide Holocaust Museum & Steiner Education Centre.

ADELAIDE HOLOCAUST MUSEUM and STEINER EDUCATION CENTRE With the continuing support of the Adelaide Holocaust Museum and Steiner Education Centre’s (AHMSEC) principal funding partner, Gandel Philanthropy, the fit out of the AHMSEC museum is now underway and will be a dynamic multi-media space housing the permanent Holocaust exhibition, artefacts, travelling …

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Zionist Federation of Australia Condemns Amnesty International BDS Campaign.

The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) condemns Amnesty International’s campaign against AirBnb, Expedia, Booking.com and TripAdvisor as part of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Campaign. Amnesty International is lobbying these four major digital tourism brands to cease all commercial activities with Israeli properties in East Jerusalem and Israeli settlements …

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Zionist Federation of NZ: Media Statement on Amnesty International boycott of Israel.

Zionist Federation of New Zealand working with the community to sustain Jewish identity, reinforcing relationships with Israel, and to foster a positive understanding of Israel and Zionism. 30 January 2019 Media Statement. It is with great disappointment that a mere two days after the world commemorated the International Holocaust Remembrance …

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Desalination and the BDS.

BDS activist quiz

The 2000s drought in Australia, which was also known as the Millennium drought was said by some to be the worst drought recorded since European settlement. However plans for a desalination plant in Sydney were temporarily halted in 2005 after public opposition and the discovery of new underground aquifers. By …

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The Zionist Federation of Australia welcomes International Paralympic Committee Decision

The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) has welcomed the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) decision that it would strip Malaysia of its right to host the upcoming World Para Swimming Championships, after Malaysia announced that it would ban Israeli athletes from competing – the only country in the world whose athletes …

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Zionist Federation of Australia Statement on Rabbi Chaim Druckman – Israel.

Zionist Federation of Australia Statement – January 2019 For immediate release. The belated response by one of the most senior and influential rabbinic figures in the National-Religious community in Israel to a growing sexual abuse scandal has been condemned by the Zionist Federation of Australia as inadequate, irresponsible and unacceptable. …

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Anti-Israel obsessive Malcolm Evans still spreading hate in New Zealand at Northland Age

In 2003 cartoonist Malcolm Evans was sacked from the NZ Herald amidst some controversy.  His single-tracked focus on Israel, and the vitriolic and offensive nature of some of his cartoons, had led to accusations of antisemitism. He was warned by his then editor to temper his fixation on Israel but …

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Australian PM’s recognition of Jerusalem hardly warrants the hysteria.

Who is really being irresponsible? The negative responses to Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s recognition of Jerusalem reveals more about the agenda of the respondents than the substance of the policy. The announcement by Prime Minister Scott Morrison that Australia now recognises that Israel’s capital is located in Jerusalem and not …

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New Zealand government’s ‘vile abstention’.

Despite a majority in favour of what would have been a historic resolution condemning terror against Israel, it was not adopted because the general assembly voted to require a two-thirds majority. The United States ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, pointed out that the demand for a two-thirds majority was …

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ZFA Response to ALP- Australian Labor Party, National Conference.

Zionist Federation of Australia Response to Australian Labor Party National Conference. For Immediate Release The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) believes that unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state is counterproductive to bringing about a two state solution and peaceful resolution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Therefore, the adopted resolution at the …

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Response to government announcement on Jerusalem: ZFA.

MEDIA RELEASE   * Recognising West Jerusalem could strengthen progress towards two-state solution * ZFA welcomes Government’s improved position on Iran 15 December 2018 For Immediate Release The President of the Zionist Federation of Australia, Jeremy Leibler, described today’s announcement by Prime Minister Scott Morrison recognising West Jerusalem as the capital …

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Media Release: Australian Jewish Association statement on Jerusalem.

MEDIA RELEASE – 15 DECEMBER 2018 The Australian Jewish Association (“AJA”) welcomes today’s formal announcement by Prime Minister Scott Morrison that Australia shall move to recognise west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Jerusalem has been the capital of Israel since shortly after the creation of the State of Israel in 1948.  …

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ECAJ welcomes the Government recognition of West Jerusalem as Capital of Israel..

ECAJ MEDIA RELEASE. The Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ), the peak representative body of the Australian Jewish community, has welcomed the Australian government’s ground-breaking announcement that “Australia now recognises West Jerusalem, as the seat of the Knesset and many of the institutions of government, is the capital of Israel.”  …

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NZ “aids terror” at UN as US-led resolution condemning Hamas fails.

New Zealand voted for a historic United States-led resolution against Hamas terror at the United Nations, along with 87 other countries.  There were 36 abstentions and 57 nations voted against the resolution. Despite a majority in favour of the resolution, it was not adopted because the general assembly voted to …

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Zionist Federation of Australia on Hezbollah tunnels, Hamas vote at UN.

Earlier in the week, the IDF announced the beginning of Operation Northern Shield after discovering Hezbollah efforts to construct a network of terror tunnels on the Lebanon border. President of the Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) Jeremy Leibler said, “the discovery of these terror tunnels proves that Hezbollah is in …

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The Hypocrisy of Hanukkah at the United Nations.

Hanukkah (or Chanukah, or other spellings) is a Hebrew word meaning ‘rededication’.  The festival commemorates the Jews’ struggle for religious freedom from the Greek-Syrians more than 2,000 years ago (c160BCE). Jewish practice was outlawed by King Antiochus and the Temple (on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem) was turned into an …

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Visit to Parliament House Canberra by Jewish & Christian delegation.

Following on from a very special lunch between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur organised by the Zionist Federation of Australia where leaders of a number of Christian Zionist organisations met with representatives of the Zionist Federation of Australia, the ZFA was delighted to co-host a delegation of Jewish and Christian …

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Ties between Māori & Israel are strengthened in Northland, New Zealand.

Indigenous solidarity reached a crescendo in Northland over the weekend as the Northland Ngapuhi hosted Israeli Ambassador, HE Dr Itzhak Gerberg, for a powerful Powhiri and Hakari Banquet. Held at the Kohewhata Marae (a) in Kaikohe, Northland, the “Heart to Heart Powhiri” held in Māori tradition included a ceremony, songs …

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