Category: Advocacy Updates

Category: Advocacy Updates

April update from Ron Weiser

To paraphrase Micah Goodman, the bind that Israel is in, is that to ensure its long-term existence, Israel needs to be loved by the West and yet, simultaneously, feared by its enemies in the Middle East.   Both are required.   When Israel is attacked, sympathy is with it.   We may have forgotten already, […]

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Statement on Nazi Symbol Ban

The Zionist Federation of Australia welcomed the Government’s decision to introduce legislation to ban the Nazi symbol. ZFA President Jeremy Leibler said, “The Hakenkreuz is a universal symbol of murder and hatred, and it’s used by extremist organisations to intimidate minorities and recruit members. Violent right-wing extremism is rising in Australia. Banning the symbol sends […]

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Operation Shield and Arrow factsheet

1:00pm AEST, 12 May  Important updates  803 rockets have been fired towards Israel over the past two days.  An Israeli from Rehovot has been killed.  There were two barrages yesterday evening in Israel, though no rockets have been fired for several hours.  About 20 per cent of these rockets have landed inside Gaza, causing Palestinian […]

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Tensions in Israel: A Factsheet

The firing of hundreds of rockets by Hamas from Gaza into Israeli cities has become the main story. However, the situation evolved from Palestinian planned popular violence connected with the Sheikh Jarrah issue to the rocket fire and subsequent responses. What is Sheikh Jarrah and why is it relevant? It is much more complicated than […]

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January Opinion Piece

By Dr. Ron Weiser AM  Prime Minister Netanyahu has suddenly shifted the goal posts and his political future may depend on how his imaginative and daring initiative shapes up. Over the past two years in what is effectively the one election cycle being played out now for the fourth time, I have continuously described the […]

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December Opinion Piece

By Dr. Ron Weiser AM Although it is Chanukah, it very much seems as if we are witnessing a Purim spiel in two arenas. Having put to bed the normalisation deals with the UAE and Bahrain, the more complex deals with Sudan and Morocco rely heavily on US incentives for them to go ahead. In […]

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