Author: Bren Carlill

Author: Bren Carlill

ZFA statement on rescue of four Israeli hostages

The Zionist Federation of Australia expresses profound relief and gratitude for the successful rescue of four Israeli hostages from Gaza last night. The rescued hostages, Noa Argamani, Almog Meir, Andrey Kozlov and Shlomi Ziv were held captive in civilian homes in Gaza. ZFA President Jeremy Leibler said, “We are immensely relieved by the safe return […]

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Joint ZFA and ZV statement on celebration of Israeli Independence Day with Victorian Premier and Opposition Leader

This is a joint statement by the Zionist Federation of Australia President Jeremy Leibler and Zionism Victoria President Yossi Goldfarb, in regards to the community celebration on Wednesday night, at which the Victorian Premier and Opposition Leader spoke. “The Zionist Federation of Australia and Zionism Victoria were pleased to celebrate the 76th anniversary of Israel’s […]

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ZFA complaint about ABC timeline of the war

A timeline of the Hamas-Israel war, written by Annika Burgess and Brianna Morris-Grant and published on the ABC website (here) has many factual errors. And, by its many omissions, it is very biased. The ZFA has submitted a complaint to the ABC. This is what we pointed out: Factual errors International Court of Justice The […]

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ZFA statement calling for Sydney University’s Mark Scott to resign

The Zionist Federation of Australia calls for University of Sydney Vice Chancellor Mark Scott to resign. ZFA President Jeremy Leibler said, “As vice chancellor, Mark Scott has a duty of care to all students. He has failed in this duty, and so must stand down. For weeks, the anti-Israel protesters have called for an intifada […]

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ZFA statement about the tragic incident in Rafah

Zionist Federation of Australia President Jeremy Leibler said, “The loss of life in Rafah yesterday is tragic, with reports that Israeli air strikes killed a significant number of civilians.” “This appears to be a tragic mistake.  We welcome the investigation announced by the IDF.” “It is completely unacceptable and illegal that Hamas is sheltering itself […]

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Australia should be concerned by a court that breaks its own rules

Australia should be concerned by a court that breaks its own rules Bren Carlill, Canberra Times, 27 May 2024 The International Criminal Court’s Prosecutor Karim Khan has announced that he is applying to the Court to issue arrest warrants for Israel’s prime minister and defence minister, as well as three Hamas leaders. The move is […]

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ZFA statement on ICJ decision

The Zionist Federation of Australia calls on the Albanese Government to reject ICJ order and reaffirm Israel’s right to self-defence. ZFA President Jeremy Leibler said, “On the very same day that Israel discovered the bodies of three hostages murdered by Hamas under an UNRWA facility, the International Court of Justice has ordered Israel to abandon […]

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Ron Weiser’s column, May 2024

We have been through turbulent times before and each period, for those who experienced it themselves, left deep imprints. Just some examples. Following the Yom Kippur war in 1973, university campuses in Australia became uncomfortable and dangerous places for Jewish students. The Australian Union of Students proposed and promoted anti-Israel resolutions cloaked in language that […]

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The ZFA is appalled by Australia’s vote at the UN that emboldens Hamas and is out of step with our allies

The Zionist Federation of Australia is appalled by the Albanese Government’s decision to vote for the General Assembly resolution to upgrade the status of the ‘State of Palestine’ and grant it additional rights and privileges within the United Nations. ZFA President Jeremy Leibler said, “The Palestinians have rejected every peace plan ever offered to them. […]

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