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Category: News

An historic day and an incredible peace

The Zionist Federation of Australia warmly welcomes the signing of an Israel–UAE treaty and a Bahrain–Israel normalisation agreement, and congratulates the leaders of all three countries. Zionist Federation of Australia President Jeremy Leibler said, “From its very establishment, the State of Israel has sought peace with its neighbours. When Ben Gurion declared Israel’s independence in […]

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Commemorating Yitzhak Rabin z”l – 25 Years On

Zionist Federation of Australia announces major series of events commemorating the 25th anniversary of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) has announced exciting plans for a series of events leading up to the 25th anniversary of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination, promoting Rabin’s legacy of peace and tolerance […]

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Statement on Leifer appeal

Zionist Federation of Australia President Jeremy Leibler was disappointed at the decision to appeal. “The cynicism of Leifer’s legal team appears to run deep”, he said. “For a time, Leifer successfully hoodwinked the state into thinking she was mentally unfit to stand trial, so of course she was administered medication in line with the diagnosis […]

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Joint Letter to President Rivlin

Dear President Rivlin Re: Malka Leifer extradition case We refer to your visit to Australia in late February, when you were welcomed whole-heartedly not only by the Australian Jewish community but also by Australia’s political and business leaders, among many others.  You would have been able to experience first-hand the enormous goodwill towards Israel that […]

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Participants on Israel Programs return on historic flight

The Zionist Federation of Australia helped return 36 Australians from Israel to Australia on Tuesday. They will be kept in strict self-isolation for two weeks before re-joining their families. El Al and the Israeli Embassy in Canberra organised a direct Perth–Tel Aviv flight, in order to repatriate Israelis from Australia. Those Israelis who wanted to return […]

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ZFA welcomes Australian Government decision to comment on flawed ICC case

Zionist Federation of Australia President Jeremy Leibler welcomed the Australian Government’s decision to apply to make an observation on the International Criminal Court’s flawed case against Israel. “The determination by the ICC’s prosecutor that it has jurisdiction in the West Bank and Gaza politicises the court. This weakens its judicial legitimacy and raison d’etre, which […]

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Statement on latest Malka Leifer development

The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) welcomes media reports that a psychiatrist panel has found Malka Leifer fit to stand extradition trial. On Thursday, Israeli media reported that alleged child abuser Malka Leifer has been found fit to stand extradition trial by a panel appointed by an Israeli court. The panel is scheduled to present […]

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Open letter to PM Netanyahu

OPEN LETTER TO PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU FROM JEREMY LEIBLER, PRESIDENT OF THE ZIONIST FEDERATION OF AUSTRALIA Dear Prime Minister, I write this letter with a heavy heart. As the President of the Zionist Federation of Australia, an elected representative roof body of the Australian Jewish community, I am proud of the unshakeable bond between […]

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ZFA statement on latest delay in Leifer case

Zionist Federation of Australia President Jeremy Leibler today expressed his concern at yet another delay in the Malka Leifer extradition process. In September, a District Court determined she must undergo an evaluation to determine if she is fit to face an extradition trial. Leifer appealed the decision, and this appeal was rejected by the Jerusalem […]

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