Category: War with Hamas

Category: War with Hamas

29 January

5pm AEDT, 29 January UNRWA funding on hold On Friday, the US put on hold its funding of UNRWA, the UN’s dedicated Palestinian refugee agency. This was followed on Shabbat by Australia and four other countries doing the same. The move came after UNRWA fired nine of its staff because they participated in the 7 […]

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25 January

11:45am AEDT, 25 January The last couple of days has been extraordinarily hard for Israel and its supporters. On Monday, 21 soldiers were killed when a Palestinian anti-tank missile appeared to detonate explosives in a building that the IDF was preparing to demolish. The building was brought down on those inside. With three other soldiers […]

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22 January

11:00 am AEDT, 22 January 2024 Your correspondents here at ZFA HQ have noticed that, in this entire war, the one actor that hasn’t really paid any price at all is Iran. Iran has funded and trained Hamas, Hezbollah and the Houthis, all of which are attacking Israel, or Israeli targets. According to this Reuters […]

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15 January

Yesterday marked 100 days since Hamas forces invaded Israel and carried out massacres, torture, rape and other depravities, and kidnapped hundreds of Israelis. Over 100 remain in Hamas captivity. Ride to Bring Them Home Yesterday, around Australia and around the world, Jewish communities came together to mark this awful milestone. Bike rides, with riders wearing […]

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11 January

Welcome to our first newsletter of 2024. The last few weeks have been an opportunity to refresh after a pretty tough couple of months for both Israel and its supporters, including here in Australia. Sadly, the fight against Hamas continues on the ground in Gaza, and the fight against ignorance, against outrageous and untruthful allegations, […]

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21 December

6:30am AEDT, 21 December What’s happening? Rumours of a new hostage deal and truce are once again swirling. Qatar-based Hamas head Ismail Haniyeh has arrived in Cairo to advance the talks. Iris Haim, whose hostage son was killed in Gaza by IDF forces shortly after she returned from Australia, has sent a message to those […]

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20 December

7:30am AEDT, 20 December What’s happening? A coalition of 10 countries led by the US will patrol the Red Sea to deter and stop Houthi attacks on international shipping. Australia is not among the 10 countries. The UN Security Council is currently deliberating a resolution that aims to suspend hostilities in Gaza. Original text included […]

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19 December

6:30am AEDT, Tuesday 19 December What’s happening? Israel has announced the death of five more soldiers, bringing the death toll since the ground operation began to 127. BP has announced it will temporary stop transiting the Red Sea, as US Defence Minister Astin said that Iran must stop its support for the Houthis attacking shipping. […]

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18 December

7:30am AEDT, 18 December What’s happening? The IDF found a four-kilometre-long tunnel wide enough to drive through. It has branches, plumbing, electricity and communication lines, with many weapons found inside. Aid is crossing into Gaza direct from Israel, and Hamas and other gunmen are still stealing it, in view of the world. Iran, the same […]

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17 December

8:30 am AEDT, 17 December What’s happening? Three Israeli hostages were accidentally shot dead by IDF troops. Because there were no Palestinian civilians in the area, soldiers thought they were Hamas combatants. Hamas operatives have been pretending to be civilians. The mother of one of the killed hostages was in Australia several weeks ago in […]

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15 December

7:30am AEDT, 15 December What’s happening? A major report will be released by our friends at the ECAJ today. As a teaser article in the Australian reveals, reports of serious antisemitism has risen by 738 per cent compared to the same time last year, with death threats and bomb threats among them. (If you can’t […]

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14 December

8am AEDT, 14 December What’s happening? Ten Israeli soldiers were killed in fierce fighting in northern Gaza yesterday. There are reports that a diplomatic solution to move Hezbollah away from the Israeli border is ‘close’. How this would be policed and enforced is the key question. Israel’s ambassador to the UN held up a poster […]

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