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

A special evening in Melbourne for UIA

February 27, 2019 by  

The former Prime Minister of the UK David Cameron was the keynote speaker at the UIA Gala Dinner in Melbourne last night. Read more

AI at at the AICC

February 27, 2019 by  

Artificial Intelligence was the hot topic at a business lunch co-hosted by the Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce  (AICC) and iAngels, an innovative Israel-based venture capital company. Read more

David Cameron in Sydney for UIA

February 26, 2019 by  

Over 1500, including politicians and former prime minister Tony Abbott, gathered to support Keren Hayesod-UIA’s annual fundraiser in Sydney.  Keynote speaker, former British prime minister David Cameron did not disappoint while Israeli Nataly Zagaya gave a most moving presentation. Read more

Australian organisations raise concern ahead of Israel’s elections

February 25, 2019 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry, the Zionist Federation of Australia and The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council have expressed deep concern of two mainstream political parties in Israel bonding with the Otzma Yehudit, a party known for its racist links. Read more

Kangarusski the past in photographs

February 25, 2019 by  

Kangarusski has launched the photography exhibition of 17-yr-old Daniel Kuczko, 17 with the theme being A Study of the Jewish Métier in Sydney at the Sydney Jewish Museum. Read more

Thanks, Julie

February 25, 2019 by  

The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) has expressed its deep gratitude to former Foreign Minister  Julie Bishop who will retire at the next federal election. Read more

Facebook plans external board to decide on questionable spots on its site

February 25, 2019 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry’s co-CEO Peter Wertheim travelled to Singapore to participate in a two-day consultation on the establishment of an independent External Oversight Board proposed to empower to make final decisions about contested content appearing on Facebook. Read more

Green Sunday: Melbourne

February 12, 2019 by  

Over 200 volunteers gave their time in support of JNF Victoria’s Green Sunday Campaign. Read more

Polish Olympian refuses to coach Malaysian swim team due to anti-Israel policy

January 30, 2019 by  

Four-time Polish Olympic swimmer Bart Kizierowski has rejected an offer to coach Malaysia’s national swimming team, saying that he would not train the Malaysians after they refused to admit Israeli athletes into the country. Read more

JNF on tour: Day 3

January 4, 2019 by  

Each day a member of the current KKL-JNF Education Study Tour to Israel reports on the day’s activities. Read more

Rambam participants tell their story

December 10, 2018 by  

Participants from two different groups of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) Rambam study program to Israel and the Palestinian Territories have briefed an AIJAC luncheon in Sydney. Read more

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

AIJAC: Thank you, Australia

December 7, 2018 by  

Yesterday in the United Nations General Assembly, Australia joined 87 other nations in condemning Hamas’ terrorist tactics against Israel. Read more

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