The Visit to Israel by Victorian State Labor MPs

At a function celebrating the return of 9 Victorian ALP State Parliamentarians from a recent study mission to Israel, Deputy Labor Leader, Hon James Merlino MLA, said that he understood and believed that “Israel is a triumph of the human spirit.” Merlino talked about the mission as confronting, beautiful, sobering and fascinating. He said a highlight was…

Address by Paul Howes, National Secretary, The Australian Workers’ Union to the Zionist Federation of Australia, 10 October 2010

Standing up to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement Speech by Paul Howes to Zionist Federation of Australia conference in Melbourne, Sunday October 10 2010 Thanks for inviting me to speak to the Zionist Federation of Australia conference. We are here at both an exciting time:  — the new round of peace talks between the…

ACTU Condemns Suicide Bombing In Israel

ACTU President, Sharan Burrow, today condemns the suicide bombing in Rishon Le Zion, near Tel Aviv, which killed 15 people. ‘This appalling murder of innocent people will inevitably exacerbate the hatred and violence which is poisoning the lives of Palestinians and Israelis’, said Ms. Burrow. Ms. Burrow repeated last month’s call by the ACTU’s International…

Centenary of the Birth of David Ben Gurion, Hon Bob Hawke MHR, Prime Minister of Australia, Melbourne, 8 November 1987

PRIME MINISTER EMBARGOED UNTIL DELIVERY CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY BEN-GURION CENTENARY MELBOURNE,-8 NOVEMBER 1987 Tonight brings to a close a year’s celebration in Australia of the hundredth anniversary of the birth of David Ben-Gurion a man through whose vision the state of Israel was born, through whose efforts the Jewish people throughout the world were united…

Anniversary Of The Central Synagogue, Hon Bob Hawke MHR, Prime Minister of Australia, Bondi Junction, 22 February 1987

J , AUJ LLLA PRIME MINISTER CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY EMBARGOED UNTIL DELIVERY SPEECH BY THE PRIME MINISTER ANNIVERSARY OF THE CENTRAL SYNAGOGUE BONDI JUNCTION, 22 FEBRUARY 1987 Mr Ron Nowman, President of the Central Synagogue, Rabbie Dr Nisson Schulman, Professor Graham de Vahi Davies, President of the Jewish Board of Deputies, Members of~ the Jewish…