Obama gave a controversial interview about Israel and the Middle East as Netanyahu was on a plane flying to the US capital. This move has been highly criticized, but Netanyahu responded at the AIPAC 2014 conference with respect and charm.
Israel apartheid week launched this week on US and European campuses with a vengeance. Ironically, this coincided with IDF Diversity Week which celebrates the differences that unite soldiers and Israeli society together. Touche`.
Natan Sharansky, Chairman of the Executive of the Jewish Agency will be a guest of the ZFA in Sydney and Melbourne together with the ZCNSW, ZCV and UIA. Events will be held over a number of days. The communal event in Sydney will be on 27th March at The Central Synagogue and in Melbourne it will be held on Tuesday 1st April at the Beth Weizmann Community Centre. Sharansky will be the special guest and keynote speaker at the ZFA’s Biennial Conference on Sunday 30 March in Melbourne.
An article published in the New York Times about religious Jews who passionately oppose the existence of the State of Israel reveals much about the paper when it comes to its track record on covering Israel.