Category: Official Statements

Category: Official Statements

ZFA statement on Elad terrorist attack

After a day and night celebrating Israel’s Independence Day, the Australian Jewish community woke to the terrible news that three more Israelis were murdered, this time by axe-wielding terrorists in Elad. ZFA President Jeremy Leibler said, “Our hearts go out to the families of the victims, to the children now made fatherless.” Mr Leibler continued, […]

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ZFA statement on Melbourne University condemnation of antisemitic student union motion

The Zionist Federation of Australia welcomes the strongly worded statement by Melbourne University that repudiated the antisemitic motion passed by the university’s student union, and rejected its call to boycott Israeli universities. ZFA President Jeremy Leibler said, “We thank Melbourne University for its strong leadership on this matter. Given the antisemitic nature of the student […]

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University of Melbourne Student Union motion

On Friday 29 April, Melbourne University Student Union passed 10-6 a resolution that falsely accused Israel of “ongoing ethnic cleansing”, “apartheid”, attacks on innocent worshipers and described Zionism as a “racist, colonial ideology”. It didn’t mention the decades of war, terrorism and rejectionism that are the main reasons for the current impasse in Israeli-Palestinian relations. […]

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ZFA statement on unfortunate ACMA decision

The Zionist Federation of Australia is disappointed at the outcome of the Australian Communication and Media Authority investigation into the biased Q&A panel on 27 May 2021. ZFA President Jeremy Leibler said, “While we’re disappointed that the ACMA accepted the ABC’s arguments that tokenistic airings of a pro-Israel perspective amounts to ‘balance’, what is particularly […]

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ZFA statement on Tel Aviv attack

The Zionist Federation of Australia stands with Israel as its people continue to come under attack. At least two people have been killed in a terrorist attack in Tel Aviv, in what remains a developing situation. ZFA President Jeremy Leibler said, “The Australian Jewish community stands united in its horror and outrage. These attacks do […]

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ZFA statement on Bnei Brak attack

The Zionist Federation of Australia deplores the recent terrorist attacks, in which 11 people have been murdered. There have been five attacks over the past week, including one on Tuesday night in Bnei Brak in which five people were killed. ZFA President Jeremy Leibler said, “My heart goes out to the families of these latest victims, and […]

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ZFA statement on terrorist attack in Hadera

The Zionist Federation of Australia condemns the terrorist attack in Hadera overnight. ZFA President said, “The Australian Jewish community stands with the people of Israel and joins in their mourning. We condemn utterly not just these attacks but the barbarous ideology that spawns them. Mr Leibler continued, “The contrast between hope and hate couldn’t be greater. Foreign […]

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ZFA statement on Negev Summit

The two-day Negev Summit, beginning today, is a reflection of Israel’s centrality to the growing consensus in the Middle East, says the Zionist Federation of Australia. ZFA President Jeremy Leibler said, “This history-making summit demonstrates how far Israeli relations with the Arab Middle East have advanced. It is the result of a decades-long Israeli policy to help […]

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ZFA welcomes NSW Parliament endorsement of IHRA

The Zionist Federation of Australia welcomes the NSW Parliament endorsement of the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism. The bipartisan Parliamentary motion endorsed the December 2021 decision by NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet to adopt the definition. In doing so, it became the first Parliament in Australia to do so. ZFA President Jeremy Leibler said, “I congratulate […]

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ZFA statement on terror attack in Be’er Sheva

With horror and sadness, the Zionist Federation of Australia condemns the terrorist attack in which four people were killed in Be’er Sheva overnight. ZFA President Jeremy Leibler said, “Once again, Israel is in mourning because of an act of murderous hatred perpetrated against innocent civilians. The Australian Jewish community sends condolences to the families of […]

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