Australia Israel Labor Dialogue promotes a dialogue between the labor movements in Israel and Australia.
Since 1948, unions in Israel and Australia have enjoyed warm relations. This was never more so when Bob Hawke (z’l) was President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU).
Similarly, the Australian Labor Party (ALP) and the Israeli Labor Party have enjoyed a special relationship from the time of H V Evatt (z’l), the Minister for External Affairs in the Curtin and Chifley Labor Governments who when President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, played a key role in the adoption of the partition plan and Israel’s admission to the United Nations as a Member State.
Given our purpose is to promote a dialogue, Australia Israel Labor Dialogue does not have a particular focus on the Israeli-Arab conflict.
We recognise that the ALP and trade union activists who support the work of Australian Israel Labor Dialogue have a diverse range of views on the Israeli-Arab conflict and other issues effecting Jewish Israelis, Arab Israelis (who constitute 20% of the citizenry of Israel) and Palestinians.
Australia Israel Labor Dialogue works on building links between unions in Israel and Australia, between Rainbow Labor in Australia and LGBTIQ activists in the Israeli Labor Party, and between Australia Young Labor and the Young Guard of the Israeli Labor Party.
Australia Israel Labor Dialogue enjoys a good working relationship with the Histadrut, the General Federation of Labour in Israel, and the secretariat of the Israeli Labor Party.
You are invited to support the work of Australia Israel Labor Dialogue. You can help by telling your friends about AILD, by attending and promoting our events and by donating funds.
AILD receives limited support from individuals and philanthropic organisations. AILD does not receive any government or corporate funding.