+61 3 9272 5644

ZFA In the News

Zionist Federation of AustraliaZFA In the News

21 November – Australian Jewish News, Shnatties come together for Sikkum Seminar

21 November – Australian Jewish News, in Focus, What’s On

21 November – Australian Jewish News, in Focus, Mitzvah Day 2014

21 November – Australian Jewish News, Birthright a life changer

21 November – Australian Jewish News, Three cheers for Chester

22 August – Australian Jewish News, Court rules against film fest protest

22 August – Australian Jewish News, Teachers’ turn to learn

22 August – Australian Jewish News, in Focus, The Moment

22 August – Australian Jewish News, in Focus, A week in the life of…

18 August – J-Wire, Is anti-Zionism anti-Semitism?

13 August – The Jeusalem Post, Over 3000 gather at Israel rally in Melbourne

12 August – J-Wire, Educators’ conference in Melbourne

10 August – The Heral Sun, Hundreds rally in Melbourne to support Israel in Gaza conflict 

10 August – The Age, Melbourne’s Jewish community holds solidarity rally

10 August – J-Wire, Rallies supporting Israel at both sides of the Tasman

08 August – Australian Jewish News, Visiting Australia at a time of war

08 August – Australian Jewish News, Sydney unites for peace

08 August – Australian Jewish News, Rally for Israel, In focus

08 August – Australian Jewish News, Rally for Israel, In focus

08 August – Australian Jewish News, Rally for Israel, In focus

08 August – Australian Jewish News, Fed Square flash mob 

08 August – Australian Jewish News, Gen 3ers connecting with the Holocaust 

08 August – Australian Jewish News, AAP Advertisement

07 August – Triple M Grill Team, The Grill Team On The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

07 August – The Age, Forced to Arms

04 August – Sydney Morning Herald, Marches for Israel and Palestine have same call

03 August – SkyNews.com.au, Thousands rally over Gaza in Sydney

03 August – SBS World News, Thousands rally over Gaza in Sydney

03 August – 7 News, Middle-East protests 

03 August – 9 News, Thousands attend opposing rallies over Israel-Gaza conflict

03 August – Sydney Morning Herald, Thousands attend opposing rallies over Israel-Gaza conflict

03 August – J-Wire, Stand with Israel

03 August – News.com.au, Thousands rally over Gaza in Sydney

03 August – Haaretz, Australian Jews come out in support of Israel

03 August – The Times of Israel, Australian daily apologizes for ‘anti-Semitic’ cartoon

03 August – Honest Reporting, The Unbearable darkness of 60 Minutes and Mike Carlton’s blood libels

03 August – Farmonline, Thousands attend opposing rallies over Israel-Gaza conflict

03 August – NRG, 20 thousand protestors at rallies in support of Israel

29 July – Haaretz, Sydney Jewish board: Newspaper cartoon ‘racially vilifies’ Jews

29 July – J-wire, ZFA responds to politicians’ condemnation of Israel

29 July – JTA, Newspaper cartoon ‘racially vilifies’ Jews

29 July – JTA, Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

25 July – Australian Jewish News, Rallying for Israel Pg 3

25 July – Australian Jewish News, in Focus, Communal solidarity gatherings

25 July – Australian Jewish News, in Focus, Communal solidarity gatherings Rally for Israel

25 July – Australian Jewish News, Communal solidarity gatherings Rally for Israel

25 July – Australian Jewish News, Communal solidarity gatherings Rally for Israel

25 July – Australian Jewish News, Communal solidarity gatherings Rally for Israel

22 July – The Times of Israel, Australian Jews’ safety at ‘high warning level’

22 July – Australian Jewish News, New forum for Russian Jews

21 July – The Jewish Daily Forward, More than 3000 people attend pro-Israel rallies in 3 Australian cities

21 July – Haaretz, Israel-solidarity and pro-Gaza rallies staged across Australia 

21 July – JTA, Pro-Israel rallies held in 3 Australia cities

21 July – J-wire, Melbourne community holds outdoor rally

21 July – J-wire, Support for Israel in Sydney

20 July – You Tube, Speech by Gabrielle Crofts at pro Israel rally (Perth)

18 July – Australian Jewish News, Aussie kids’ safety paramount

18 July – Australian Jewish News, New forum for Russian Jews

11 July – Australian Jewish News, Praying for Gilad, Eyal and Naftali Pg 5

11 July – Australian Jewish News, Outrage at murder of Palestinian teen Pg 3

7 July – J-wire, Swimming for life

7 July – J-wire, Anatomy of murders

7 July – J-wire, Taglit at Tiberias

7 July – Y Net News, Yigal almost dies and swims 1000 laps in pool

4 July – Australian Jewish News, Abbott, leaders condemn horrific murders Pg 3

4 July – Australian Jewish News, NSW services for slain teenagers Pg 9

4 July – Australian Jewish News, Taglit shalom and bon voyage Pg 4

4 July – Australian Jewish News, Danny Lamm President, Zionist Federation of Australia Pg 13

3 July – Australian Jewish News, Community mourns ‘our boys’

3 July – J-wire, Yizkor for three Israeli’s

30 June – News and Views from Jews Down Under, The Zionist Federation of Australia, Gandel Philanthropy gifts a trip of a lifetime

27 June – Australian Jewish News, A clear message, Front Cover

27 June – Australian Jewish News, Sharing the anguish over the abductions Pg 12

27 June – Australian Jewish News, Sea of solidarity at Bondi Pg 3

27 June – The Jewish Report, Youth leaders from Israel facilitate seminars Pg 4

27 June – The Jewish Report, Edward Lichtig and Sara Krishtul have returned from the International Bible Quiz Pg 16

20 June – Australian Jewish News, Melbourne service for kidnapped teens Pg 4

20 June – Australian Jewish News, Youth rallies to #BringBackOurBoys Pg 4

20 June – Australian Jewish News, Sydney community prays for kidnapped teens Pg 3

20 June – Australian Jewish News, Bibi’s Australia trip postponed, Pg 3

20 June – Australian Jewish News, Kidnappings are an ‘act of outrage‘, Pg 3

20 June – News and Views from Jews Down Under, ZFA Zionist Seminar

20 June – News and Views from Jews Down Under, International Bible Quiz

19 June – The Jerusalem Post, Australian Jewish community rallies together for kidnapped Israeli teens

19 June – The Jerusalem Post, Australians disappointed Netanyahu canceled visit

19 June – The United Jerusalem Foundation, Australian’s disappointed Netanyahu canceled visit 

19 June – European Jewish Press, Netanyahu cancels visit to Australia ‘in light of latest developments’

18 June – JTA, Netanyahu cancels Australia visit over ‘recent developments’ 

18 June – St Louis Jewish Light, Netanyahu cancels Australia visit over ‘recent developments’ 

18 June – JTA, Netanyahu cancels Australia visit over ‘recent developments’

17 June – J-Wire, Back from Bible Quiz in Israel

17 June – J-Wire, Support services for missing teenagers

13 June – Australian Jewish News, Leaders laud East Jerusalem stance Pg 3

13 June – Australian Jewish News, Israeli education minister set for ZFA’s conference Pg 10

13 June – Australian Jewish News, The Shuk. Thank you. Pg 20

13 June – Australian Jewish News, Been and Seen. Zionist Federation farewells Philip Chester

6 June – Australian Jewish News, Yom Yerushalayim was a missed opportunity Opinon Pg 23

6 June – Australian Jewish News, NSW Youth mark Yom Yerushalayim Pg 8 Sydney

6 June – Australian Jewish News, Shopping at the Shuk for Israel programs Pg 10 Melbourne

6 June – J-wire, Preparing for education 

6 June – News and Views from Jews Down Under, ZFA Jewish Educators’ Conference

30 May – Australian Jewish News, Dr Danny Lamm. The New Anti-Semites? Fraser, Carr & Co. Front Cover

30 May – Australian Jewish News, Australian Jews shocked by Brussels shooting Pg 3

30 May – Australian Jewish News, Israel Programs Fair Pg 29

26 May – J-wire, Brussels and Paris: Australia has its say

23 May – Australian Jewish News, Israel Programs Insert

23 May – Australian Jewish News, The proof is now in Taglit-Birthright works Pg 7

23 May – Australian Jewish News, Been & Seen Yom Ha’atzmaut Party Melbourne

23 May – Australian Jewish News, A taste of the desert Melbourne

16 May – Australian Jewish News, ‘Mad’ claims from former PM pg 3

16 May – Australian Jewish News, The Journey of a Lifetime pg 29

16 May – Australian Jewish News, Baird commits to visit Israel pg 3

13 May – J-wire, The Shuk – ZFA program options for 2015

12 May – News and Views from Jews Down Under, Israel Programs Fair

10 May – J-wire, Carr finds a friend

9 May – The Sydney Morning Herald Union apologises for Tony Abbott ‘Nazi’ portrayal

9 May – Canberra Times, Union apologises for Tony Abbott ‘Nazi’ portrayal

9 May – Australian Jewish News, ‘Russian Limmud bound for Australia.’ Melbourne

9 May – The Sydney Jewish Report, Anzac Day in Israel 2014 Pg 4

9 May – Australian Jewish News, Young adults celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut. Pg 34

9 May – Australian Jewish News, Young Aussies in Israel mark Anzac Day. Pg 10

30 April – J-wire, 250 Young Jewish Ausralians commemorate Anzac Day in Israel

30 April – News and Views from Jews Down Under, Anzac Day commemoration

29 April – 
J-wire, Australian students commemorate Anzac Day in Israel

25 April – 
Australian Jewish News, ‘Baruch’ O’Farrell a frim friend of the community Pg 3

18 April – 
Australian Jewish News, Campaign to carry on Holocaust memory Pg 6

11 April – The Australian, Falafel factions, Likudniks and Bob Carr: inside the battle for Israeli influence

10 April – 
The Times of Israel, Australian Jews slam charges against pro-Israel lobby

10 April – 
Haaretz, Australian Jewish leaders slam allegations of Zionist lobbying

4 April    – 
The Jewish Report, ZFA Biennial Conference

4 April – 
The Times of Israel, Australia opposition chief: ‘Some’ settlement activity illegal

4 April – 
News and Views from Jews Down Under, Media Release: ZFA Biennial Conference

4 April – Australian Jewish News, ZFA Conference, watch on AJN homepage Pg 2

4 April – 
Australian Jewish News, Standing ovations for Sharansky Pg 3

4 April – 
Australian Jewish News, ZFA elects new head, slams 18C proposals & Sharansky lauds community’s energy Pg 8

4 April – 
Australian Jewish News, Shorten on Iran, settlements and 18C Pg 8

4 April – 
Australian Jewish News, Shalom Sharansky Pg 22

4 April – 
Australian Jewish News, Biennial conference video 

3 April – 
J-wire, ZFA Biennial Conference

3 April – 
The Sydney Morning Herald, Bill Shorten’s comments on Israeli Settlements a mistake, say colleagues 

3 April – 
The Age, Bill Shorten’s comments on Israeli Settlements a mistake, say colleagues 

31 March – 
Haaretz, Australian Jews may cut donations to ruling party over race law change

31 March – 
The Age, Indigenous leader Tom Calma pans race-hate changes

31 March – 
The Sydney Morning Herald, George Brandis’ race hate law changes condemned by respected indigenous leader

30 March – 
Ad Hoc News (Germany) Labor leader calls on influential group

30 March – 
The Australian, Keep it nice, Bill Shorten tells critics of change

30 March – 
The Guardian, Jewish community must speak out on race act changes, says Shorten

30 March – 
The Sydney Morning Herald, Changes to racial vilification laws: a ‘colossal mistake:’ Shorten

30 March – 
The Age, Changes to racial vilification laws: a ‘colossal mistake:’ Shorten

28 March – 
J-wire, Sharanksy and Weiser in conversation

28 March – 
J-wire, Sharansky lauches AUJS campaign

28 March – 
Australian Jewish News Banner, Curtain call for ZFA’s Philip Chester

28 March – 
Australian Jewish News, Chester calls it a day Pg 4

28 March – 
Australian Jewish News, My Zionist story Pg 24

28 March – 
Australian Jewish News, Young Russians hop to the Holy Land Pg 10 Melbourne

27 March – 
News and Views from Jews Down Under, Jewish Agency Chairman launches campaign with AUJS

26 March – 
The Shalom Institute, You Tube Natan Sharansky

22 March – The Australian, DON’T LOSE SIGHT OF RIGHTS

21 March –  
Australian Jewish News Banner, One on one with Sharansky Pg 9

21 March –  
Australian Jewish News, In Conversation with Natan Sharansky Ad Sydney

21 March – 
 Australian Jewish News, Sharansky: Australia is part of my family

21 March – 
 Australian Jewish News, What’s On Sydney

20 March – 
 Australian Jewish News, Netanyahu reportedly planning landmark Australia visit

14 March – 
 Australian Jewish News, Local leaders condemn Iran arms shipment


07 March – 
Australian Jewish News, Sharansky headed Down Under Sydney

04 March 
– J-Wire, Aussie makes Israel’s rugby squad

28 February – 
Australian Jewish News, Sharansky headed Down Under Melbourne

28 February – 
Australian Jewish News, Hagshama goes Gaga

26 February 
– J-Wire, Sharansky to visit Australia

21 February – Australian Jewish News, Taglit-Birthright going strong

14 February
 – Australian Jewish News, Israel Embassy blasts Four Corners report

14 February
 – Australian Jewish News, Communal leaders reaction to Four Corners

14 February
 – Australian Jewish News, Shnatties’ first taste of Israel Melbourne

14 February
 – Australian Jewish News, Shnatties’ first taste of Israel Sydney

12 February – 
SBS, Creator of Hezbollah website denies attempt to radicalise Arab-Austalians

12 February – 
ON LINE opinion, Throwing rocks is not child’s play

12 February – 
J-Wire, Stone Cold Justice the ZFA has its say take 2

11 February – 
J-Wire, Stone Cold Justice the ZFA has its say

11 February – 
Haaretz, Israeli FM spokesman: Abuse of Palestinian kids ‘intolerable’


7 February
 – Australian Jewish News, Johansson lauded for quitting Oxfam

7 February
 – Australian Jewish News, Lehitraot to Aussie shnatties

31 January
 – J-Wire, Shnatties head for Israel

24 January 2014, Australian Jewish News ”Bishop lauded over settlements”

24 January 2014, Australian Jewish News “Gillard tells UAE audience recognition of Israel vital”

17 January 2014, Australian Jewish News “Leaders pay tribute to warrior king”

17 January 2014, Australian Jewish News  ”Australians honour Arik’s legacy”

16 December 2013- J Wire, “Glowing Yoga.”

13 December 2013, Australian Jewish News, live footage “Hanukkat Habayit 2013.”

13 December 2013, Australian Jewish News, “Community leaders praise Mandela.” 

10 December 2013- J Wire, “Habayit: Home of Hebrew and Israeli Culture.” 

10 December 2013- News and Views from Jews Down Under, “Melbourne Communities celebrate the new home of Hebrew and Israeli Culture.” 

5 December 2013- J Wire, “Bible Quiz Winners.”

3 December 2013- News and Views from Jews Down Under, “Sydney Goes Gold for Chanukah.”

30 November 2013- News and Views from Jews Down Under, “Chanukah glow yoga for young adults.”  Hagshama/ ZFA Israel Programs celebrate Chanukah with glow yoga and meditation.

29 November 2013- Australian Jewish News, “Julia Gillard honoured by community.”

29 November 2013- Australian Jewish News, “Nuclear deal lets Iran buy time.” Comment by Philip Chester in response to Iranian nuclear deal

27 November 2013- J Wire, “Melbourne welcomes new ambassador.”

27 November 2013- J-Wire, “Iran: ZFA makes a statement.” Statement by Philip Chester on nuclear deal between P5+1 and Iran.

27 November 2013- J-Wire, “Melbourne welcomes new ambassador” 

5 November 2013 – J-Wire, “Seminar before return to Australia”

4 November 2013 – News and View from Jews Down Under, “Seminar prepares gap year participants for return to Australia”

1 November 2013- Australian Jewish News, “Betar celebrates a milestone” 

28 October 2013 – Israel Hayom, “Victim of Sydney attack: This is why Jews need Israel”. Statement by Philip Chester in response to Bondi attack.

28 October 2013 – News and Views from Jews Down Under, “Masa Israel Journey – reconnecting with your roots”

27 October 2013 – Israel Hayom (Hebrew), “We will not change our lifestyle”. Statement by Philip Chester in response to Bondi attack.

25 October 2013 – J-Wire, “Teachers conference in Sydney”

25 October 2013 – J-Wire, “Photo Competition”

25 October 2013 – News and Views from Jews Down Under, “National Israeli Culture Competition Winner Announced!”

24 October 2013 – Australian Jewish News, “UPJ elated at ZFA’s pluralism stance”

24 October 2013 – Australian Jewish News, “Sunset snap wins photo competition”

17 October 2013 – Australian Jewish News, “And the finalists are…” – National Israeli Culture Photography Competition

12 October 2013 – Jewish Business News, “John Gandel continues his participation in the Taglit Birthright Israel Program”

11 October 2013 – J-Wire, “ZFA calls on Israel to recognise all forms of Judaism”

11 October 2013 – News and Views from Jews Down Under, “ZFA passes resolution on religious pluralism in Israel”

10 October 2013 – Australian Jewish News, “Gandel grant fosters birthright for young Jews bound for Israel”

9 October 2013 – News and View from Jews Down Under, “Dana Dion Art Exhibition”

7 October 2013- J-Wire, “ZFA throws Sukkot Party”

7 October – J-Wire, “Mind, Body and Soul”

7 October 2013 – Ausraelim (Hebrew), “2013 Jerusalem Prize to former Prime Minister Julia Gillard”

4 October 2013 – J-Wire, “Israel in Melbourne”, Keytana Babayit

4 October – News and Views from Jews Down Under, “ZFA Israel Programs runs Mind, Body, and Soul Series”

4 October – Australian Jewish News, “Former PM Julia Gillard to be awarded Jerusalem Prize”

4 October, Australian Jewish News, “Farewelling an ‘unparalleled ambassador”

4 October, Australian Jewish News, “Lehitraot Yuval”, photo of Philip Chester with Yuval Rotem

1 October – The Australian, “Ex-PM Julia Gillard to receive Jerusalem Prize”

30 September – News and Views from Jews Down Under, “Former PM Julia Gillard awarded prestigious Jerusalem Prize”

30 September – J-Wire, “Gillard gets Jerusalem Prize”

25 September – J-Wire, “Gandel supports Taglit-Birthright”

20 September – Australian Jewish News, “Home for Israeli Culture”, Habayit Home of Hebrew & Israeli Culture

17 September – J-Wire, “New website for ZFA programs”

11 September – J-Wire, “Israeli program continues in Australia”, Kangarusski

11 September – J-Wire, “Learning Hebrew in Melbourne”, Habayit Home of Hebrew & Israeli Culture

11 September – News and Views from Jews Down Under,  “ZFA Kangarusski program success continues back in Australia”

10 September – News and Views from Jews Down Under, “The New ‘Habayit Home of Hebrew and Israeli Culture”

6 September – Australian Jewish News “Rosh Hashana Greetings”, message by President Philip Chester

6 September – Been and Seen, “Farewell to Israeli Ambassador”

30 August – Australian Jewish News “Community reacts to parties’ pledges”, statement by President Philip Chester

26 August – Arutz Sheva, “MK Calderon a Hit in Australian Media”

21 August – International Business Times, “Israeli MP Calderon in Australia”

August – Telfed Magazine, “In Top Gear – A Telfed ‘On the Move”, ZFA-Telfed partnership

18 August – The Shtick TV, “Dr Ruth Calderon MK speaks about Israeli politics”

18 August- Galus Australis, “Ruth Calderon’s message to Australian Zionists”

16 August – Radio 3ZZZ (Hebrew), “Ruth Calderon in Australia”

15 August – SBS TV World News Australia, “Dr Ruth Calderon SBS News”

15 August 2013 – Australian Jewish News, “Sydney community farewells Yuval Rotem”, ZFA-ZCNSW event

15 August 2013 – Australian Jewish News, “Australia’s best shlichah, statement by President Philip Chester

15 August 2013 – Australian Jewish News, “Judaism extends beyond synagogue”, visit of Dr Ruth Calderon

15 August 2013 – Australian Jewish News, “Carr’s contentious comments condemned”, statement by President Philip Chester

15 August 2013 – The Australian, “Boycott demand unfair: Israeli MP”

14 August 2013 – J-Wire, “Sydney farewells Yuval”

13 August 2013 – J-Wire, “AIJAC and ZFA to Bob Carr: “We disagree”, statement by President Philip Chester

8 August 2013 – Australian Jewish News, “Calderon nostalgic for Aussie school days”

2 August 2013 – J-Wire, “Israeli youth leaders arrive in Australia”, ZFA Zionist Seminars

2 August 2013 – J-Wire, “ZFA Plenary Conference – top speakers, top topics”

1 August 2013 – Australian Jewish News, “An ‘appalling’ price to pay for peace talks’, statement by President Philip Chester

1 August 2013 – Australian Jewish News, “Ambassador farewelled”, farewell event for Ambassador Yuval Rotem

1 August 2013 – Australian Jewish News, “Calderon heading Down Under”, upcoming visit of Dr Ruth Calderon MK

30 July 2013 – J-Wire, “Israel – second time around”, Onward Israel program

28 July 2013 – Jerusalem Post, “Fresh from the land down under, new Aussie ambassador is youngest yet”

26 July 2013 – Australian Jewish News, “Carr: we’ll help with peace talks”, statement by President Philip Chester

25 July 2013 – Jerusalem Post, “We’re the future”, Kangarusski program

19 July 2013 – AJN, “Australian Russian-speakers experience the Holy Land”, Kangarusski program

19 July 2013 – AJN, “New ambassador launches Australian olim initiative”, ZFA-Telfed partnership launch

18 July 2013 – J-Wire, “Israeli MK to visit Australia”, MK Ruth Calderon to visit Australia

16 July 2013 – J-Wire, “Help for Australian Olim”, Telfed-ZFA partnership launch

12 July 2013 – AJN, “Pro-Palestinian Albanese is okay: communal leaders”, ZFA Philip Chester comments

11 July 2013 – Mummy and Daddy Parents and Children website, “Russian Kangaroo in Israel”

10 July 2013 – Israel Hayom (Hebrew), “Meet the Russian Kangaroo”, Kangarusski program

10 July 2013 – Megaphone Magazine (Hebrew), “The Russian Kangaroo in Israel”, Kangarusski program

10 July 2013 – Izrus (Russian),”Kangarusski”

5 July 2013 –AJN, ZFA Philip Chester welcomes the returning Prime Minister and says fond words in farewell to the departing one.

28 June 2013 – AJN, “Presidents present at president’s conference,” ZFA President Philip Chester at Israeli Presidential Conference

27 June 2013 –J-Wire, “Enter Rudd…exit Gillard”, ZFA President Philip Chester welcomes the new Prime Minister

27 June 2013 – JTA, “Rudd returning as head of Australian ruling party,” ZFA Executive Director welcomes the new Prime Minister

21 June 2013 – AJN, “Caution urged over Iran’s new president” and op-ed “All things in moderation“: Philip Chester among myriad voices anxious that the self-described “moderate” Hassan Rowhani would make much difference as Iran’s president successor to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

13 June 2013 – J-Wire, “The Diaspora minus the United States”, preview of ZFA President Philip Chester’s presentation at the 2013 Israeli Presidential Conference

13 June 2013 – J-Wire, “One Day with the ZFA”, a visit in Israel with long-term Israel Programs Israel by Choice (IBC) and Maccabi Sports Leadership Program (MSLP)

11 June 2013 – The Age, “Heading to Peres’ 90th” (in Melbourne Life briefs), ZFA President Philip Chester will be among the celebrities, world leaders, entrepreneurs and academics attending the Israeli Presidential Conference, in Jerusalem. Read it in print or online

6 June 2013 – Ha’aretz, ” ‘Bloody Israelis’ Down Under”, about Israeli expats finding more acceptance in the Australian community, with the ZFA/JAFI “Israelis in Australia” conference a positive event

26 May 2013 – SBS Radio – Nitza Lowenstein interviews ZFA Executive Director Ginette Searle (English) and Eitan Drori (Hebrew) (here and here), President of Association of Israelis in Australia, to talk about Israelis in Australia Conference

24 May 2013 – Australian Jewish News, print (page 8 in Sydney) (page 8 in Melbourne, 31 May)  “Support for new olim,” about the ZFA’s deal with Telfed for aliyah absorption services. “Support for new olim,” about the ZFA’s deal with Telfed for aliyah absorption services

24 May 2013 – Australian Jewish News, print (page 5 in Melbourne, page 4 in Sydney) and online, “Preserving Israeli identity in Australia,”interview with Azriel Nevo, guest and featured speaker at Israelis in Australia Conference, co-hosted by the ZFA, Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) and Association of Israelis in Australia (AIA)

23 May 2013 – Ha’aretz, “Australian immigrants to get more help in their first year in Israel,” article about ZFA partnership with Telfed for immigration absorption services (non-paywall text available here)

20 May 2013J-Wire, “Israelis in Australia,” Israelis in Australia Conference

29 April 2013 – iZionist (WZO), “ZFA Participants attend ANZAC Day Commemoration in Jerusalem”

29 April 2013 – Telfed/ZFA Partnership, on Telfed website and J-Wire

28 April 2013JPost, “Record attendance at Jerusalem ANZAC Day Commemoration,” ZFA Israel Programs participants attend commemoration event

18 April 2013JTA, “Sydney University student council votes for academic boycott of Israel,” ZFA President Philip Chester quoted saying that the entire university leadership won’t change their minds on maintaining academic cooperation with the Technion.

17 April 2013 Ha’aretz, “In Australia, a Zionist Tent of Many Colors,” ZFA President Philip Chester notes that despite a diversity of opinions from the community about Israel, the community is still supportive of Israel

16 April 2013J-Wire, “Yom Hazikaron across Australia,” ZFA’s summaries of Yom Hazikaron commemorations

16 April 2013The Australian, “Appalling attempt to boycott Israeli uni,” Op-ed by Philip Chester reacts to Sydney University students

5 April 2013 – ZFA President Philip Chester and ZCV President Sam Tatarka were appalled at the AJDS’s call to boycott Israeli products from the West Bank on the eve of Passover, as reported in Ha’aretz, the JTA, the AJN and J-Wire