Welcome and shalom
Founded in 2010, 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 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 since the time of Dr. H V Evatt, the Minister for External Affairs in the Curtin and Chifley Labor Governments, who when President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, steered through the partition plan and Israel’s admission to the United Nations as a Member State.
This website documents the comradeship that exists between the labor movements in Australia and Israel.
Given our purpose is to promote a dialogue and build international solidarity, Australia Israel Labor Dialogue does not solely focus on the Israeli-Arab conflict. AILD recognises 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 enjoys a good working relationship with the Histadrut, the General Federation of Labour in Israel, Israel’s oldest and largest trade union peak council. AILD’s study mission programme focusses on building links between unions in Israel and Australia
Australia Israel Labor Dialogue also has a good working relationship with the secretariat of the Israeli Labor Party.
AILD supports working groups involving Rainbow Labor activists in Australia and Israel. Similarly, AILD supports a solidarity group with representatives from Australia Young Labor and the youth organisations 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.
Whilst AILD receives limited support from individuals and philanthropic organisations, the organisation does not receive any government or corporate funding.
You are invited to support the activities of AILD wherever you may live.
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Australia Israel Labor Dialogue welcomes your support and involvement.