Penny Wong, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and Dennis Ross, the special Middle East coordinator under three United States Presidents will be in conversation in a forthcoming special event for members of the Australian Labor Party with an interest in international affairs.

Penny Wong, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and Dennis Ross, the special Middle East coordinator under three United States Presidents will be in conversation in a forthcoming special event for members of the Australian Labor Party with an interest in international affairs.

Join this very special hour long webinar brought to you by the Australia Israel Labor Dialogue:

Thursday 10 September 2020

07:30am NAEDT (Washington DC)

9:00pm ACST (Adelaide)

9:30pm AEST (Melbourne)

Senator Wong will ask Ambassador Ross to share his insights on current Middle East dynamics, the decision by the United Arab Emirates to normalise its relationship with Israel, the impact of the Trump Plan, the future of the two-State solution between Israel and the Palestinians, and the regional agendas of non-Arab states such as Turkey and Iran.

We look forward to joining us. Register below for login in details.

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..