Category: Thoughts

Category: Thoughts

June 2024 column by Ron Weiser

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is a man under huge pressure on multiple fronts. Some of his own making and some not. Firstly, defending Israel against the genocidal intent of Iran and its proxies. Anyone who was hesitant about the necessity of operating in Rafah and securing the so called ‘Philadelphi Corridor,’ stretching 14 km along […]

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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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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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March update from Ron Weiser

I was really hoping that on International Women’s Day recently, some of the good friends of our community would use the opportunity to condemn the rape and sexual mutilation of young and old, that took place on 7 October and which continues to be used as a weapon of humiliation and intimidation and dehumanisation, on […]

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Ron Weiser’s February column

The question we need to address at some point is, how does the narrative get so upended that history, facts and logic are simply tossed aside? Especially in regards to two of the major themes today. Yes, antisemitism plays a large role. And, yes, to some lesser degree, the Israeli government’s public relations efforts are […]

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Ron Weiser’s musings, January 2024

At its core, Zionism is all about Jewish self-determination. While we all parrot those words, at the same time, we rarely fully act accordingly. Yes, there are many reasons over the decades and acutely now, of why – Israel is at war, is too distracted, periods of disunity and many other valid considerations. However, it […]

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Ron Weiser’s November column

As Israel battles to remove the threat of barbarism and depravity to its citizens, it beggars belief to see what is going on in the world. Western democracies stand strongly with Israel when it is being attacked. However, once Israel actually defends itself, support waivers. There is a total disconnect in logic between people who […]

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Read our FAQs about the War against Hamas

ZFA is providing answers to the top issues of the day so that you can understand and discuss them confidently with family, friends, colleagues, online and on talkback radio. Read our War against Hamas FAQs page regularly to improve your ability to advocate for Israel during this important time.

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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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April update from Ron Weiser

As we approach the 75th anniversary of the State of Israel’s reestablishment, there will be much reflection on the national rebirth of the Jewish people. This, the third Jewish commonwealth, as with the previous two, is on the very same piece of land that Jews have called ‘home’ for millennia. The Jewish people have a […]

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December update from Dr. Ron Weiser AM

It doesn’t always turn out as planned. The Jewish people, small in number and constantly finding ourselves a minority in various host societies, with little control over our national destiny, saw Zionism as the answer to Jewish powerlessness over our own lives. To be a majority in the Jewish homeland and to be able to […]

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