Category: Advocacy

Category: Advocacy

Statement on Victorian Labor State Conference Resolution on Palestine

The Zionist Federation of Australia expressed its deep disappointment in the Victorian Labor state conference’s resolution on Palestine. ZFA President Jeremy Leibler said, “It is a truism that if you reward bad behaviour, you’ll get more of it. From its support for terrorism, its rejection of negotiations and its promotion of vicious antisemitism, the Palestinian […]

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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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Statement on Operation Shield and Arrow

The Zionist Federation of Australia deplores the onslaught of rockets against Israel and stands by Israel’s right to defend itself. ZFA President Jeremy Leibler said, “The Australian Jewish community stands by Israel’s unequivocal right to defend itself. Less than a week before this operation began, Islamic Jihad fired over a hundred rockets at Israeli cities. […]

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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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Statement on PwC’s withdrawal from Adelaide Festival

The Zionist Federation of Australia welcomed PWC’s disassociation from the Adelaide Festival. ZFA President Jeremy Leibler said, “I welcome PWC’s principled decision to stand with the Jewish community in the fight against antisemitism. Hate speech and incitement to violence should have no place at a writers’ festival or anywhere else in Australia in 2023. I […]

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Minters cuts ties with Adelaide Festival over Palestinian writers

Michael Pelly, Financial Review, 21 February 2023. Australia’s largest law firm, MinterEllison, will cut ties with the Adelaide Festival over the inclusion of two Palestinian writers with a track record of hostility against Jewish people and Ukraine. Minters chief executive Virginia Briggs said in statement on Tuesday morning that the firm had not only withdrawn […]

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Law firm MinterEllison facing heat over Adelaide Festival sponsorship

Yoni Bashan and Christine Lacy, The Australian, 21 February 2023. Law firm MinterEllison is in damage control and facing internal ructions from partners over its sponsorship of the Adelaide Festival and the platforming of two writers known for their unabashed hatred of Jews. Margin Call has confirmed that MinterEllison chief executive Virginia Briggs has ordered the removal […]

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Writers’ ‘truth’ is anti-Semitic hate

Jeremy Leibler, The Australian, 20 February 2023 It’s telling to compare the fracas generated last year by Sydney Festival’s inclusion of a dance performance created by an Israeli and sponsored by the embassy of Israel with the scenario playing out at this year’s Adelaide Writers’ Week. The catalyst for confected outrage and intimidation of artists […]

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ZFA statement on Senator Birmingham’s Jerusalem announcement

The Zionist Federation of Australia welcomes Senator Birmingham’s announcement. ZFA President Jeremy Leibler said, “Senator Birmingham’s reaffirmation that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital both reflects the reality on the ground and is a welcome position of principle. Israel’s institutions of state are in Jerusalem, and all countries have the right to determine their own capital. We […]

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ZFA statement on the UN Commission of Inquiry Report

The Zionist Federation of Australia rejects the report by the UN Commission of Inquiry and calls on all those interested in a peaceful settlement to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict to do the same. ZFA President Jeremy Leibler said, “Through omissions, obfuscations and a lack of context, the report defies the reality on the ground for the […]

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ZFA Statement on government’s reversal of recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

The Zionist Federation of Australia is deeply disappointed at the Australian Government’s decision to reverse its recognition of West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel ZFA President Jeremy Leibler said, “The decision by the Albanese Government to reverse Australia’s recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is deeply disappointing and counterproductive to achieving the Government’s […]

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