Forum on the U.N. Vote at Central

September 20, 2011 by J-Wire Staff
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The Zionist Council of NSW has held a forum to discuss the UN Vote for a Palestinian State.


Dr Ron Weiser, Richard Balkin, Meir Itzchaki and Philip Chester Pic: Ingrid Shakenovsky

More than 500 people heard Meir Itzchaki, Deputy Chief of Mission from the Embassy of Israel, Philip Chester President of the ZFA and Dr. Ron Weiser AM Hon Life President  Zionist Council of NSW and Neil Lazarus an advocacy speaker from Israel at Sydney’s Central Synagogue.

The experts explained the dangers of this unilateral move by the Palestinians, and why only a return to negotiations by the Palestinians could lead to a true peace.

The event was  co-hosted by WIZO, UIA, JNF and NCJW as well as Central Synagogue.


Zionist Council President Richard Balkin said that, “He was heartened by the tremendous turnout and interest within the community on this topic and of the solidarity within the Zionist movement of NSW.”



4 Responses to “Forum on the U.N. Vote at Central”
  1. ben says:

    helli Mickey thank you for the response.

    Regarding Barak’s and other offer, the substance of it was to re-name Abu Dis as “East Jersualem’, considerable parts of the West Bank to remain under “indefinite” Israeli military control, A Palestinian state without its own military, with Israeli control over its borders, coast and air space and it electronic traffis. There is another term for it from South African history – bantustan.

  2. Otto Waldmann says:

    Indeed full house, excellent attendance and excellent presentations !

  3. Mickey says:

    What Ben ignores is the offers of statehood for the Palestinians by Prime Minister Levi Eshkol in 1967, Ehud Barak in 2000, President Clinton and Barak in 2000 & 2001 and Ehud Olmert in 2008. All of which offered the Palestinians all or nearly all of the West Bank and Gaza.They answered with a resounding NO! even Israel withdrawing all Jews and military ( except for Shalit) from Gaza never helped, only increased conflict.

  4. ben says:

    Thy seem to be conviently ignorant of the fact that negotiations have been going on for at least two decades, during wich exclusive settlements, connecting roads and the barrier have been built in the West Bank.

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