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29 January

5pm AEDT, 29 January UNRWA funding on hold On Friday, the US put on hold its funding of UNRWA, the UN’s dedicated Palestinian refugee agency. This was followed on Shabbat by Australia and four other countries doing the same. The move came after UNRWA fired nine of its staff because they participated in the 7 […]

25 January

11:45am AEDT, 25 January The last couple of days has been extraordinarily hard for Israel and its supporters. On Monday, 21 soldiers were killed when a Palestinian anti-tank missile appeared to detonate explosives in a building that the IDF was preparing to demolish. The building was brought down on those inside. With three other soldiers […]

22 January

11:00 am AEDT, 22 January 2024 Your correspondents here at ZFA HQ have noticed that, in this entire war, the one actor that hasn’t really paid any price at all is Iran. Iran has funded and trained Hamas, Hezbollah and the Houthis, all of which are attacking Israel, or Israeli targets. According to this Reuters […]

15 January

Yesterday marked 100 days since Hamas forces invaded Israel and carried out massacres, torture, rape and other depravities, and kidnapped hundreds of Israelis. Over 100 remain in Hamas captivity. Ride to Bring Them Home Yesterday, around Australia and around the world, Jewish communities came together to mark this awful milestone. Bike rides, with riders wearing […]

Statements and Media

ZFA statement on the joint Australia-Canada-New Zealand Rafah statement

On Thursday, the Prime Ministers of Australia, Canada and New Zealand issued a joint statement, about the possibility of an Israeli military operation in Rafah. The Zionist Federation of Australia has issued this statement in response:   The Zionist Federation of Australia notes the joint statement issued by the Prime Ministers of Australia, New Zealand […]

ZFA statement on rescue of two hostages

The Zionist Federation of Australia celebrates the rescue of Fernando Marman and Louis Har from Rafah. Zionist Federation of Australia CEO Alon Cassuto said the rescue showed the value Israel places on human life. “The rescue reiterates the precision and care with which the IDF is operating in Gaza”, he said, “and reminds us all […]

ZFA statement in response to NSW Police determination

On 9 October 2023, two days after the worst massacre of Jews since the Holocaust, a rally was held on the steps of the Sydney Opera House in an attempt to prevent Jews from gathering in solidarity to mourn the massacres carried out by Hamas. NSW Police advised the Jewish community not to attend the […]

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We just watched this beautiful feature on Israeli TV showing what 4 year old Avigail Idan’s life is like since she returned from terrorist Hamas captivity.

If you recall, Avigail’s parents Roee and Smadar were murdered in front of her eyes on October 7. She fled to the neighbours house and was kidnapped to Gaza with them. Avigail spent her time in captivity with neighbour Hagar Brodutch and Hagar’s 3 children Ofri, Yuval and Oriya.

Abigail’s siblings Michael and Amalya aged 9 and 6 hid in a cupboard for over 14 hours waiting for help knowing their parents’ lifeless bodies laid in the next room.

Today, all three siblings are reunited and living with their aunt and uncle Liron and Zuli, and their 3 children. A family of 5 has become a family of 8.

In the feature Liron and Zuli talk about their lives, about how they talk to the kids a lot about their parents and do no seek to replace them. But, they are a family in every sense of the word, they will bring them up, they will walk them down the aisle when they get married.

Liron and Zuli had matching tattoos of five elephants walking one after the other to symbolise their family. To honour their new family, they added three more elephants to the tribe to symbolise Avigail, Michael and Amayla.

When we find a version of the feature with subtitles we will share.

In the meantime, we wish Shabbat shalom to all of our friends from around the world. May it be a peaceful one. And may the hostages and soldiers all come home quickly and safely.
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We just watched this beautiful feature on Israeli TV showing what 4 year old Avigail Idan’s life is like since she returned from terrorist Hamas captivity. 

If you recall, Avigail’s parents Roee and Smadar were murdered in front of her eyes on October 7. She fled to the neighbours house and was kidnapped to Gaza with them. Avigail spent her time in captivity with neighbour Hagar Brodutch and Hagar’s 3 children Ofri, Yuval and Oriya. 

Abigail’s siblings Michael and Amalya aged 9 and 6 hid in a cupboard for over 14 hours waiting for help knowing their parents’ lifeless bodies laid in the next room. 

Today, all three siblings are reunited and living with their aunt and uncle Liron and Zuli, and their 3 children. A family of 5 has become a family of 8. 

In the feature Liron and Zuli talk about their lives, about how they talk to the kids a lot about their parents and do no seek to replace them. But, they are a family in every sense of the word, they will bring them up, they will walk them down the aisle when they get married. 

Liron and Zuli had matching tattoos of five elephants walking one after the other to symbolise their family. To honour their new family, they added three more elephants to the tribe to symbolise Avigail, Michael and Amayla. 

When we find a version of the feature with subtitles we will share. 

In the meantime, we wish Shabbat shalom to all of our friends from around the world. May it be a peaceful one. And may the hostages and soldiers all come home quickly and safely.

Hero of the day!

Hananya Ben Shimon, who only just returned from serving in Gaza, was in the car with his mother on the way to work when he found himself on the middle of the terrorist attack, which took place yesterday morning on the road between Ma’ale Adumim and Jerusalem.

Without a second thought, Hananya raced out the car and fired at one of the terrorists. He succeeded in injuring one of the terrorists and fell over from his own injuries. While on the ground in pain, he managed to neutralise one of the other terrorists.

From his hospital bed he wrote “I’ll be fine, I’m very tired and in a lot of pain, there will be a long rehabilitation process for the leg, but this too will pass, thank you for your concern, I love you all”.

His family said that he had told them he is not a hero to which his father responded, “I think a person like him can try to convince himself that he is not a hero. But he is certainly a hero and I am proud of him.”

We are proud of him too 🩵
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Hero of the day! 

Hananya Ben Shimon, who only just returned from serving in Gaza, was in the car with his mother on the way to work when he found himself on the middle of the terrorist attack, which took place yesterday morning on the road between Ma’ale Adumim and Jerusalem. 

Without a second thought, Hananya raced out the car and fired at one of the terrorists. He succeeded in injuring one of the terrorists and fell over from his own injuries. While on the ground in pain, he managed to neutralise one of the other terrorists.  

From his hospital bed he wrote “I’ll be fine, I’m very tired and in a lot of pain, there will be a long rehabilitation process for the leg, but this too will pass, thank you for your concern, I love you all”. 

His family said that he had told them he is not a hero to which his father responded, “I think a person like him can try to convince himself that he is not a hero. But he is certainly a hero and I am proud of him.” 

We are proud of him too 🩵

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יישר כוח רק בריאות

Bless his beautiful heart. Shabbat Shalom. May he get well soon 💖🇮🇱💖🇮🇱

Well done! What a courageous young man. You are a hero!

Wishing Hananya Ben Shimon a refuah shleima 💙💙💙

Amazing young man.. a real hero!

Our wonderful soldiers!🇮🇱

Wishing Hananya a speedy recovery 💙💙

Quick reaction from a ‘hero’ you helped saved many lives. 👍🇮🇱💙

Beautiful soul and yes a hero to me 💙🇮🇱

May he make a swift recovery.

You are a Hero Am Israel Chai 🇮🇱🙏💙

Hero of Israel 🇮🇱 and the free World 🇮🇱

Hero. We are proud of you.

Refuah sheleima

Refuah sheleimah 💞 A true hero

Kol hacavot jayal

❤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤 ❤❤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤 ❤❤❤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤 ❤❤❤❤⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪ ❤❤❤❤❤⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪ ❤❤❤❤⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪ ❤❤❤💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚 ❤❤💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚 ❤💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚 Palestine will win against terrorist zionist IDF group ( children killer and hospitals bomber)

Jerusalem capital of PALESTINE!

And this is why the savages (and their ignorant followers) that surround Israel will never win. 🇮🇱🇦🇺

Hero? He's another blood thirsty monster, how many children has he murdered?

Refund shelemah

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