David Cameron to speak at UIA events

November 26, 2018 by Community newsdesk
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UIA Australia has announced an outstanding line up of speakers for its 2019 Campaign, including  David Cameron the former Prime Minister of the U.K.,  Julie Bishop the former Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs and former IDF Captain Ziv Shilon.

David Cameron

General Division events will be headlined by David Cameron, who was prime minister in the U.K. from 2010 to 2016 in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Regarded a true Zionist and friend of Israel, Cameron was seen as the most proactive British Prime Minister in his support for Israel. His unwavering commitment translated into policy change, developing a foreign policy addressing the new challenges of the Arab Spring. This ensured Britain’s strong stance on globally combatting ISIS. Cameron’s support for Israel was also demonstrated through his strong view on the BDS campaign and Israel’s right to defend herself.

He believed in modern compassionate conservatism, and his leadership was underpinned by social justice and social action, increasing the rights of ethnic minorities and women. Rising to power at a time of economic crisis, Cameron significantly transformed the British economy. Deficit and unemployment rates reduced, with Britain becoming the fastest growing major advanced economy in the world.

Women’s Division events will be headlined by Julie Bishop – Former Minister of Foreign Affairs. A staunch and enduring supporter of Israel, Bishop was Australia’s first female Minister for Foreign Affairs serving from 2013 to 2018. She has been at the forefront of Australia’s determination to quash resolutions in international forums that condemn Israel; ensuring only ‘balanced’ UN resolutions receive its support. In her role, Bishop has overseen the single largest expansion of Australia’s overseas diplomatic presence in 40 years.

Julie Bishop toasts the Australia-Israel relationship
Photo: Eldad Ohayon

Ziv Shilon will be the guest speaker at Young Leadership and YoungUIA events, and a Community Event in Melbourne. Shilon was severely wounded during his last operational mission in the Gaza Strip in 2012. Undergoing over 14 surgeries and intensive rehabilitation, the story of his injury and recovery is a heroic and remarkable tale of the strength of one’s spirit and the ability to overcome challenges. Due to his immense motivation and willpower, he succeeded to rise above physical hurdles including those he thought were impossible. Shilon completed the Berlin Marathon and is now training for the Iron Man competition.

Our 2019 Campaign will once again focus on support for the most vulnerable people on the periphery in Israel.

The Campaign events will be a unique opportunity for the Jewish Community to come together and make a contribution in what should be some of Australia’s largest gatherings celebrating the People of Israel in 2019.

UIA NSW CEO Yair Miller said: “As we reflect on the conclusion of a record-breaking year for the UIA that further cements our unwavering partnership with the people of Israel, it is timely to have an incredible line of speakers for next year. We are always endeavouring to bring relevant, powerful and inspiring speakers who can inform and entertain our donors, as we continue to empower and enable our beneficiaries. Our events will remind us of the truly amazing scope and scale of the global UIA family, and deepen understanding of our outstanding programs across Israel.”

A spokesperson told J-Wire: “Events will sell out and seating is limited.”

Follow UIA on Facebook for updates on our 2019 Campaign:  facebook.com/uiaaus



GENERAL DIVISION EVENT – Sunday 24 February 2019


WOMEN’S DIVISION EVENT – Sunday 24 March 2019

To book for UIA NSW events or for more information, contact (02)9361 4273, info@uiansw.org.au or visit uiaaustralia.org.au/our-events/nsw


GENERAL DIVISION EVENT – Tuesday 26 February 2019

YOUNGUIA EVENT – Wednesday 13 March 2019

COMMUNITY EVENT – Wednesday 13 March 2019

WOMEN’S DIVISION BRUNCH – Wednesday 27 March 2019

To book for UIA VIC events or for more information, contact 1300 ISRAEL (1300 477 235), info@uiavic.org.au or visit uiaaustralia.org.au/our-events/vic


GENERAL DIVISION EVENT – Wednesday 27 February 2019

YOUNGUIA EVENT – Sunday 10 March 2019

WOMEN’S DIVISION EVENT – Sunday 31 March 2019

To book for UIA WA events or for more information, contact (08) 9275 1186, info@uiawa.org.au or visit uiaaustralia.org.au/our-events/wa

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