“Israel Go”, a funding initiative providing financial support for Gap Year Programs in Israel

July 29, 2021 by  

The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) has launched a new two-year pilot program– Israel Go – which provides financial support for young adults to participate in gap year Israel programs in 2022 and 2023. Read more

Israeli analyst sheds light on new age of Drone warfare

July 20, 2021 by  

Drones and guided missiles constitute both a threat and an opportunity for Israel’s defences, Jerusalem Post columnist and drone expert Seth J. Frantzman told an AIJAC webinar. Read more

UPJ offers workshop to respond to heightened antisemitism

June 22, 2021 by  

After discerning a high level of urgency to respond to heightened levels of antisemitism and ways to effectively engage when confronted by anti-Zionist and anti-Israel voices, the Union for Progressive Judaism has held an online workshop. Read more

AIJAC welcomes ceasefire

May 21, 2021 by  

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has welcomed the ceasefire in Israel and Gaza reached yesterday. Read more

Dr Mike Kelly talks to AIJAC

April 18, 2021 by  

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has featured Dr Mike Kelly, former ALP government minister and 20-year distinguished veteran of the Australian army in its latest webinar. Read more

AUJS nets three world awards

January 4, 2021 by  

The Australasian Union of Jewish Students has won awards in three categories at the World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) Congress for 2020, in individual and group categories. Read more

A Kangarusski Chanukah

December 18, 2020 by  

120 people gathered in Sydney with the Zionist Federation of Australia’s Kangarusski group to celebrate the second night of Chanukah – a festival which celebrates light and miracles. Read more

Why Antisemitism is Rising in America

December 18, 2020 by  

The last edition of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council’s (AIJAC’s) Live Online webinar series for 2020 featured Holly Huffnagle, the American Jewish Committee’s (AJC’s) US Director for Combating Antisemitism. Read more

MASA Israel hosts global Chanukah event online

December 16, 2020 by  

Masa Israel Journey fellows, alumni and community members from around the world came together to celebrate Masa’s Global Chanukah Event. Read more

Australia takes big step on road to Maccabiah 21 with team managers and coaches inductions

December 15, 2020 by  

Maccabi Australia has taken a big step forward in their preparations for the 21st Maccabiah Games in 2022 with the Australian management recently conducting induction sessions for team managers and coaches in Melbourne and Sydney.

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Thousands celebrate Chanukah at the Zoo

December 15, 2020 by  

Sydney community organisations Jewish House and JNF NSW united to host around 2,000 families and individuals at a family day out at Taronga Zoo. Read more

“Fourth Israeli election will be different”: Israeli political analyst Haviv Rettig Gur

December 10, 2020 by  

With the Israeli Knesset expected to dissolve itself later this month and initiate its fourth election in two years, political analyst Haviv Rettig Gur told an Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) webinar on December 7 that it is becoming increasingly unlikely that Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will find enough support to lead the next government. Read more

ECAJ annual conference: Take two

December 8, 2020 by  

Foreign Minister Senator Marise Payne has addressed a second sitting of The Executive Council of Australian Jewry’s annual conference originally held a week ago. Read more

Do-gooders who do bad – NGO problems exposed at AIJAC webinar

December 7, 2020 by  

With terrorism and antisemitism ever-present threats, the latest webinar from the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) featured NGO Monitor Vice President Olga Deutsch, whose topic was “Following the Money Trail: An Insight into the Funding of Terrorism and Antisemitism”. Read more

Israeli intel expert spotlights Israel’s northern border security issues

May 30, 2020 by  

Australia needs to follow Germany’s lead and ban all branches of Hezbollah – not just its military wing, Israeli military intelligence expert Lt. Col. (res.) Sarit Zehavi told participants in an Online Live event hosted by the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) this week Read more

AIJAC asks government to reconsider its position on Hezbollah

May 1, 2020 by  

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has welcomed the German government’s decision to join a growing list of countries that proscribe the entirety of Hezbollah as a terrorist group and again urges the Australian government to seriously reconsider its stance on the organisation. Read more

Dr Jonathan Schanzer participates in AIJAC webinar

April 5, 2020 by  

Dr Jonathan Schanzer told an AIJAC webinar 2020 will be the year of Iran’s Precision-Guided Missile. Read more

Ehud Yaari to AIJAC: Gantz move no surprise, will be popular 

April 1, 2020 by  

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) inaugurated a Webinar series recently with a briefing by AIJAC Fellow and senior Israeli journalist and leading commentator Ehud Yaari on recent developments in Israeli politics, as that country moves closer to forming a national unity government.

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It’s official! JNF Australia and Grandma Moses are in the Guiness Book of Records

March 18, 2020 by  

JNF NSW Executive Director Gabbie Budai has received confirmation that JNF Australia and Grandma Moses are officially the Guinness World Record holders for the longest braided loaf of bread. Read more

Blue Box’s Paul Lowinger has no limit to his territory

March 11, 2020 by  

Paul Lowinger, JNF NSW’s Blue Box Chairman says his territory extends from Sydney to Manhattan plus NSW regional centres. Read more

Senior journalists’ impressions of Israel

September 6, 2019 by  

Four journalists from around Australia have addressed Melbourne supporters of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) to reflect on their recent participation in AIJAC’s Rambam Israel study program. Read more

Senior Israeli defence official visits Australia, speaks to AIJAC

September 6, 2019 by  

The head of Israel’s Political-Military Bureau at the Ministry of Defence, Zohar Palti, was recently in Australia. Read more

AUJS elects its executive Committee

September 1, 2019 by  

The Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS) elected its new Executive Committee which will lead the organisation into its 72nd year. Read more

Eminent political historian to headline ZFA Plenary 2019

July 5, 2019 by  

The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) has announced that Professor Gil Troy will be the guest speaker at our Plenary Conference which will be held in Sydney next month. Read more

JNFuture Leaders

July 4, 2019 by  

Fourteen young Australians have returned from Israel inspired, motivated and excited to contribute to Israel and our local Jewish community. Read more

ECAJ welcomes the new Governor-General

July 2, 2019 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has welcomed General David Hurley who was sworn in as Australia’s Governor-General yesterday. Read more

ZFA soars ahead in gender equality pledge; acknowledgement of country  

June 27, 2019 by  

The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) has adopted two forward-looking resolutions at its recent executive meeting. Read more

Birthright Israel gears up for the summer season

June 27, 2019 by  

With the support of Gandel Philanthropy its principal Australian partner of eight years, the Zionist Federation of Australia will send 160 young Australians, of which Gandel Philanthropy supports 80, on a 10-day special trip to Israel. Read more

Prestige U.S. award for Colin Rubenstein

June 3, 2019 by  

The Executive Director of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council Dr Colin Rubenstein has been honoured for his advocacy on behalf of the Jewish people and Israel by the Board of Governors of the American Jewish Committee. Read more

Bedouin diplomat Ishmael Khaldi speaks to AIJAC

May 31, 2019 by  

Israel’s first Bedouin diplomat Ishmael Khaldi was recently in Melbourne where he addressed an Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs (AIJAC) lunch. Read more

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