The Zionist Federation of Australia


 

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The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) is the federal roof body of all Zionist organisations and activity in Australia, responsible for developing, enriching and supporting a meaningful relationship between the Australian Jewish community and the State of Israel.

Founded in Melbourne in 1927, by personalities such as Sir John Monash and Rabbi I. Brodie, the ZFA has grown to become one of the most active Zionist Federations across the globe and continues to be a relevant, active and central address for all Zionist activity throughout Australia.

The ZFA believes in the centrality of Israel as a determining factor in the creation and maintenance of Jewish identity. As such, the ZFA facilitates a series of annual activities and initiatives – be they cultural, educational or political – that are designed to strengthen personal ties and affiliations with the ever-evolving innovation that is Israel.

Furthermore, the ZFA is in regular consultation with the Australian and Israeli governments, is represented on a number of international Jewish and Zionist bodies, and is the Australian representative of the Jewish Agency For Israel (JAFI) and the World Zionist Organisation (WZO).

The ZFA proudly supports and endorses the Jerusalem Program, as accepted at the 27th World Zionist Congress in 1968 (following the 1967 Six Day War) and as updated in 2004:

 

ZFA NEWS

Australian leadership condemns Hamas

December 9, 2018 by  

Australia’s Prime Minister and Foreign Minister have condemned Hamas following the failure of un general assembly resolution on ‘activities of Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza. [Read more]

ZFA condemns violations on Israel’s northern borders

December 7, 2018 by  

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. [Read more]

Joint Jewish-Christian delegation visits Parliament House in Canberra

November 30, 2018 by  

The Zionist Federation of Australia has co-hosted a delegation of Jewish and Christian groups for a visit to Canberra and Parliament House.

[Read more]

ZFA’s Danny Lamm full of praise for Malcolm Turnbull and Julie Bishop

May 23, 2018 by  

President of the ZFA, Dr. Danny Lamm has praised PM Malcolm Turnbull and FM Julie Bishop for voting against a UN Human Rights Council resolution which called for an investigation into Palestinian deaths during protests along the Israel-Gaza border. [Read more]

Schnatties meet the Australian ambassador

February 13, 2018 by  

The Australian Zionist Youth Council (AZYC) and the Zionist Federation of Australia welcomed 131 Shnatties in Israel at an opening seminar recently. [Read more]

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