The Diaspora minus the United States

June 13, 2013 by  

Zionist Federation of Australia president Philip Chester will be a presenter at the Israeli Presidential Conference. Read more

Israel beckons

January 29, 2013 by  

More than 360 Australian young adults aged 18-30 will be on long-term Israel programs facilitated by the ZFA and supported by MASA Israel Journey during the 2013 calendar year, breaking the previous record of 345 in 2011. This is a 20 percent increase from 2012. Read more

Netzer votes

January 22, 2013 by  

During a mock election in which they learned the basic process of Israel’s elections, Netzer’s Melbourne junior campers in Grade 5 elected Yesh Atid party head Yair Lapid as Prime Minister of Israel. Read more

Educating educators

August 24, 2012 by  

More than 350 Jewish educators from around Australia and New Zealand received a boost in confidence, knowledge and morale as they return to their classrooms for the second half of the year, invigorated by the ZFA’s 8th Biennial Jewish Educators’ Conference in mid-August. Read more

Hebrew Café in business again

June 29, 2012 by  

Hagshama Melbourne have reopened their Hebrew Cafe in conjunction with the Israel Aliyah Centre, in partnership with Masa. Read more

Former IDF Chief: Keep Israel’s democracy, religion balanced

June 27, 2012 by  

“The greatest threat to Israel’s military survival isn’t Iran or the Palestinians – no, it’s Israel’s own internal identity struggle” said Major General (Res.) Elazar Stern. Read more

Close call for bible contestants

May 7, 2012 by  

Facing competition from around the globe, Australian Matthew Lichtig finished strongly at Chidon HaTanach, the International Bible Contest, in Israel. Read more

The Israel Experience

April 26, 2012 by  

They came to Israel out of both curiosity and love. For most of them, their love has only increased as they have known Israel through multiple experiences by volunteering, studying, learning, meeting new people, talking Hebrew, eating, and, for 58 young Australians, becoming advocates to speak in support of Israel in a world that many many fear is becoming increasingly vitriolic toward the Jewish homeland. Read more

Iran, Turkey both posturing

March 20, 2012 by  

An expert on Turkey, Middle East relations has told a Zionist Federation of Australia meeting that Iran and Turkey are “both posturing”. Read more

Israel By Choice volunteers in Jerusalem

March 15, 2012 by  

Participants in the Israel By Choice  program assisted by the Zionist Federation of Australia tell of their time in Jerusalem…watch the video. Read more

Doing business with Israel

February 28, 2012 by  

Avoiding the backlash from the Global Financial Crisis, Israel’s government is encouraging investment in East Asia and plans to work with Australia on joint investments, according to Shalom Simhon, Israel’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Labour. Read more

Last group leaves for Israel…and welcome Sarah

February 17, 2012 by  

The final group of this summer’s Taglit Birthright Israel program left Australia last week for Israel, completing one of the most successful years of the Australian Israel short term experience. Read more

Shnatties in Israel

February 10, 2012 by  

The 144 Australian Shnatties landed and started their gap year on a high at  the Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA)/Australian Zionist Youth Council (AZYC) opening seminar at the beginning of the month. Read more