Israel’s opposition leader to visit Sydney

June 12, 2018 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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NSW Labor Israel Action Committee has officially announced the visit by Israeli Labor’s Parliamentary leader and Israeli Opposition leader Isaac Herzog to Australia early next month.

Isaac Herzog

Mr Herzog will visit Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

Born in Tel Aviv, Mr Herzog, 58 has been a member of the Knesset since 2003.

He has held several ministerial posts including Minister for Welfare and Social Services; Minister for Tourism, Minister for Housing and Construction and Minister for the Diaspora. He has been parliamentary leader of the Opposition since 2013.

In November 2013, he met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to pledge his support for the two-state solution.

Also known as “Bougie”, he is the son of Chaim Herzog, who served two terms as the Sixth President of Israel from 1983 to 1993,

The NSW Labor Israel Action Committee is hosting an event in honour of Mr Herzog on July 2 at 6 for 630pm.

The NSW Labor Israel Action Committee was set up within the NSW Labor Party to promote a two-State peaceful solution for Israel and the Palestinians. It has almost 100 members.

Labor Israel Action Committee NSW patron Walt Secord, who is also deputy chair of the NSW Parliamentary Friends of Israel welcomed the forthcoming visit.

Mr Secord said: “Bougie Herzog will show Australian audiences that there are other views in Israeli society; not just Israeli Likud Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Those on the progressive side of politics who support Israel will also welcome the visit and an opportunity to hear his perspectives on the prospects for peace in the Middle East.”

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