The future for Israeli Labor – MK Merav Michaeli in conversation with Josh Burns MP and Marjorie O’Neill MP

Please join AILD for a special conversation with Israeli Labor MK Merav Michaeli, Federal Labor MP Josh Burns and NSW Labor MP Marjorie O’Neill, held online on Tuesday 7 July 2020 at 8:00pm AEST (1:00pm IDT).

The party which founded the modern State of Israel and governed it continuously between 1948 and 1977 won just three seats at the last election held in March 2020. Two of its three Members of Parliament now serve as Ministers in the right-wing government of Benjamin Netanyahu. The lone holdout is Merav Michaeli.

What is the future of the Israeli Labor Party? Can it rebuild and lead a progressive government in the near future?

Join Australia Israel Labor Dialogue in conversation with Labor MK Merav Michaeli, former journalist and leading feminist who will discuss her views on the immediate prospects for the Labor Party. She will also give a left-wing perspective on annexation and the variety of issues confronting Israeli society.

Join moderator Adam Slonim and panellists Josh Burns MP, the Federal Member for Macnamara and Dr Marjorie O’Neill MP, the State Member for Coogee in NSW for what promises to be an extremely interesting webinar.

Tuesday 7 July 2020
8.00pm – 9:00pm AEST
(1:00pm – 2:00pm IST)

Missions to Israel

Each year, AILD conducts study missions to Israel.

The purpose of the missions is to allow ALP activists and trade union leaders to experience Israel and Palestine for themselves.

Mission participants establish links and bonds with key Labor Party officials, Labor Members of Knesset and trade union leaders.

Participants also meet with other key decision makers and thought leaders, and get to hear about how the conflict impacts on Jewish Israelis, Arab Israelis  and Palestinians.

The missions also focus on a range of issues beyond the Israeli-Arab conflict. Participants are often surprised to learn that Australia and Israel have many social justice challenges in common.

If you work in the Australian union movement and would like to participate in an AILD trade union study mission, please send us an expression of interest.

Gay Pride

Tel Aviv Gay Pride has become one of the biggest events of the year in Tel Aviv. Visitors from all over Israel and the world come out in full force to celebrate. The city lights up in color and energy, proving its reputation as the gay capital of the Middle East, and perhaps even one of the gay capitals of the World.

Tel Aviv Gay Pride Week takes place every June, with a surge of gay-friendly events taking place across the city, culminating on the Friday with the famed pride parade.

The parade concludes at the stunning Tel Aviv promenade by the shores of the beautiful Tel Aviv coastline where it turns into an epic adrenaline-charged beach party featuring leading DJs and live performances, lasting well into the small hours of the night.

Prior to the introduction of COVID-19 related restrictions, the 2020 parade was scheduled to take place on June 12th 2020.

If you are a member or friend of Rainbow Labor in Australia and would like to march in 2021 behind Labor Party flags as part of the Labor Party contingent, please send us an expression of interest..