Tag: Jeremy Leibler

Tag: Jeremy Leibler

ZFA statement on latest delay in Leifer case

Zionist Federation of Australia President Jeremy Leibler today expressed his concern at yet another delay in the Malka Leifer extradition process. In September, a District Court determined she must undergo an evaluation to determine if she is fit to face an extradition trial. Leifer appealed the decision, and this appeal was rejected by the Jerusalem […]

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ZFA statement on Australian voting pattern at the UN

Zionist Federation of Australia President Jeremy Leibler welcomed the principled stance taken by the Australian Government at the UN General Assembly. In a series of General Assembly votes over the past month, Australia has retained the voting pattern it formed last year, shortly after Scott Morrison became prime minister. “Mr Morrison has stuck to his […]

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Jerusalem Prize presented to Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Zionist Federation of Australia President Jeremy Leibler presented Prime Minister Scott Morrison with the Jerusalem Prize on Thursday. The Jerusalem Prize was jointly awarded by the Zionist Federation of Australia, the Zionist Council of NSW and the World Zionist Organisation. Before conferring the award, Mr Leibler said, “In just over a year as Prime Minister, […]

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ZFA statement on US position on settlements

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated on 18 November that “the establishment of Israeli civilian settlements in the West Bank is not, per se, inconsistent with international law”. Mr Pompeo stated that the Trump Administration’s position did not seek to pre-determine the fate of the settlements or the status of the West Bank and […]

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ZFA statement on rocket attacks on Israel

Jeremy Leibler, President of the Zionist Federation of Australia, strongly condemned Tuesday’s rocket strikes into Israel. “Any attack that deliberately targets civilians is a war crime”, said Mr Leibler. “Palestinian groups in Gaza have unleashed this barrage against Israeli civilians in a flagrant violation of the laws of armed conflict and must be held to […]

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ZFA slams decision to let Leifer out on house arrest

Jeremy Leibler, President of the Zionist Federation of Australia said, “we are outraged by the latest development. With all that we know, and all that’s happened already, it’s beyond belief that the court would grant bail, especially given the most recent allegations that Malka Leifer still presents a threat to those around her. We stand […]

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Joint statement on community concerns about anti-Semitism and neo-Nazi groups

Yesterday, leaders of the Jewish community met with Premier Daniel Andrews, Federal Member for Macnamara Josh Burns and the Attorney-General for Victoria, Jill Hennessy to discuss the upcoming neo-Nazi concert, which will be taking place in Melbourne next month. ZFA President Jeremy Leibler, ECAJ President Anton Block, Zionism Victoria President Sharene Hambur, JCCV President Jennifer […]

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ZFA statement in Malka Leifer case delay

The Zionist Federation of Australia was disappointed to learn that the quest to bring alleged paedophile Malka Leifer back to Australia to face her day in court has been delayed yet again, this time due to Judge Chana Miriam Lomp’s decision to appoint a new expert panel of psychiatrists. Jeremy Leibler, President of the ZFA […]

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Statement on meeting with the Hon. James Merlino MP

Following a meeting today with Deputy Premier and Minister for Education James Merlino, Zionist Federation of Australia President Jeremy Leibler and Zionism Victoria President Sharene Hambur are  confident that the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER), an organisation representing Victorian teachers, will offer a belated apology for distributing a factually inaccurate and […]

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Statement on police recommendation re Ya’acov Litzman

The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) welcomed the news that Israeli police have recommended that Deputy Health Minister Ya’acov Litzman be indicted on charges of fraud and breach of trust relating to the Malka Leifer case. Leifer, an alleged paedophile and former principal of Adass Israel School in Melbourne was arrested in Israel in February […]

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ZFA calls on Australian government to pull UNRWA funding

The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) has called on the Australian government to reconsider funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) following the revelation of rampant corruption at the highest levels of the scandal-riddled organisation.   A recent internal UN ethics report was found to have documented “credible and corroborated reports” that […]

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