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Zionist Council of NSW
April 30, 2020, 11:08 am
‘A small country with a very big heart’
Jewish communities in Sydney and Melbourne gathered online this week to celebrate Israel's 72nd year of independence.
April 30, 2020, 6:00 am
Hundreds tune in online in remembrance
'It was very emotional to be able to keep our tradition and pay our respects, even during isolation – I couldn’t stop crying'.
April 24, 2020, 7:00 am
Commemorations and celebrations online
'Although the tyranny of distance and the coronavirus pandemic will keep us physically apart, our hearts, as proud Australian Jews and Zionists, shall always beat to Jerusalem'.
May 17, 2019, 12:00 am
Israel-NSW ties endure
ISRAELI ambassador to Australia Mark Sofer announced unequivocally at Israel's 71st Independence Day celebration on Tuesday evening that the Jewish community of NSW is one of the best, if not the best, community he has worked with during his 39 years in the foreign ministry.
May 16, 2019, 11:45 am
Our failure to honour Israel’s fallen
Last Tuesday night our Sydney community marked Yom Hazikaron. I was once again shocked and saddened to see the relatively poor turnout of people to this important annual event, writes Naomi Balkin.
May 10, 2019, 12:00 am
Yom Hazikaron: ‘Because of them, we are alive’
TUESDAY night’s Yom Hazikaron commemorations in Sydney and Melbourne struck a particularly emotional chord, following the loss of four Israeli lives over the weekend as a result of Hamas rocket fire from Gaza.
March 28, 2019, 12:00 am
Australian Jewish leaders condemn Hamas attacks
JEWISH community leaders in Australia have condemned a barrage of Hamas rocket attacks against civilians in central Israel this week.
September 4, 2018, 12:00 am
Young adults say ‘Yesh’ to Israel
The third group of young adults to participate in the Zionist Council of NSW's Yesh program returned from Israel last month after a memorable two-week, in-depth immersive experience.
April 26, 2018, 12:01 am
Premier’s praise for Israel
SEVENTY years of independence for Israel – a state that embodies "the best of Jewish tradition, free speech and debate, innovation, ingenuity and above all else, resilience", according to NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian – was celebrated at a Yom Ha'atzmaut reception on Monday night with over 700 attendees including political figures and interfaith leaders.
April 24, 2018, 3:12 pm
‘We will never forget’
MORE than 600 members of the community turned out to pay their respects to Israel’s fallen soldiers and terror victims at a moving ceremony on Tuesday evening.
April 15, 2018, 12:01 am
Marking the Yoms
THE Jewish community will mark two inextricably linked commemorations – one celebratory and one sombre – next week.
March 11, 2018, 12:01 am
Pipes packs a punch
A SLOW but noticeable declining trend in Islamist activity around the world, the strengths and vulnerabilities of an assertive Iran, and a different take on the Israel–Palestine conflict were addressed during a speaking tour of Sydney and Melbourne by Middle East Forum founder and president Dr Daniel Pipes, as a guest of the Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC).
June 26, 2017, 12:01 am
Biran rings bell on inequality
ISRAELI Labour Party MK Michal Biran raised the issues of rising inequality and the unresolved Israeli–Palestinian conflict as key challenges facing Israel today.
May 5, 2017, 12:00 am
Remembering Israel’s fallen
“Though Israel has had to fight many wars, from the very beginning it has sought peace,” Zionist Council of NSW president Richard Balkin said at the Yom Hazikaron commemoration for fallen soldiers and victims of terror at Moriah College on Sunday night (April 30).
April 14, 2017, 12:02 am
Honouring Israel’s fallen
“THE one true comforting thought we can have is that Danny died defending the country that he loved, and the country that he knew from childhood would be his home.”