Category: Official Statements

Category: Official Statements

ZFA statement on ICJ decision

The Zionist Federation of Australia calls on the Albanese Government to reject ICJ order and reaffirm Israel’s right to self-defence. ZFA President Jeremy Leibler said, “On the very same day that Israel discovered the bodies of three hostages murdered by Hamas under an UNRWA facility, the International Court of Justice has ordered Israel to abandon […]

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The ZFA is appalled by Australia’s vote at the UN that emboldens Hamas and is out of step with our allies

The Zionist Federation of Australia is appalled by the Albanese Government’s decision to vote for the General Assembly resolution to upgrade the status of the ‘State of Palestine’ and grant it additional rights and privileges within the United Nations. ZFA President Jeremy Leibler said, “The Palestinians have rejected every peace plan ever offered to them. […]

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ZFA statement welcoming Prime Minister’s unequivocal rejection of ‘from the river to the sea’

The Zionist Federation of Australia welcomes the Prime Minister’s emphatic rejection of violent hate speech. Yesterday, it was reported that in a soon-to-be released documentary about the spike in antisemitism in Australia, Mr Albanese said he agreed with the assessment of former ASIO, Defence and DFAT head Dennis Richardson that the chant ‘from the River […]

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ZFA statement in solidarity with Jewish students on camp

The Zionist Federation of Australia is deeply concerned about the welfare of Jewish students on Australian campuses, and supports the Australasian Union of Jewish Students’ call to action. The AUJS statement is here. ZFA CEO Alon Cassuto said, “We warned universities last year about the manifestations of antisemitism on campuses, but the situation has gotten […]

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ZFA statement on Iranian attack on Israel

The Zionist Federation of Australia condemns in the harshest possible terms the Iranian attacks on Israel. ZFA President Jeremy Leibler said, “We stand by Israel as it comes under attack by the Iranian terrorist regime. Iran is seeking to terrorise Israel but Israelis will not be cowed. We welcome the clear international condemnation of these […]

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ZFA statement about the tragic death of Lalzawmi Frankcom

The Zionist Federation of Australia mourns the death of Australian humanitarian worker Lalzawmi Frankcom.    ZFA President Jeremy Leibler said, “Ms Frankcom was part of the vital humanitarian resupply efforts by World Central Kitchen. Her death is a tragedy.”   Mr Leibler continued, “Israel has acknowledged that her convoy was hit by Israeli fire and […]

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Australian Jewish community welcomes apology by ANZMHA Executive Director

The ZFA, together with its partners listed below, welcomes the Executive Director of the Australia New Zealand Mental Health Association’s heartfelt and unreserved apology to Dr Moshe Farchi and the Australian Jewish community for the regrettable decision to rescind Dr Farchi’s invitation to the Frontline Mental Health Conference. Prof Philip Morris AM candidly acknowledged the […]

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ZFA statement on resumption of funding to UNRWA

The Zionist Federation of Australia is concerned by the Government’s resumption of aid to UNRWA. ZFA President Jeremy Leibler said, “There is very clearly a dire humanitarian situation unfolding in Gaza, and we support the provision of additional aid, however, we are deeply concerned that a resumption of funding to UNRWA may be wholly counterproductive. […]

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ZFA statement on Government’s anti-doxxing consultation period

The Zionist Federation of Australia welcomes the federal government’s consultation process on proposed anti-doxxing legislation. ZFA President Jeremy Leibler said, “Doxxing is an intimidatory tactic perpetrated by the most underhanded of people. Everyone of good conscience knows it is completely unethical, even if technology has made it possible. Societal expectations should shape technology, not the […]

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