As you may have already read in the Israeli Jerusalem Post, the opening of the 38th World Zionist Congress saw the Zionist Organisations with voting rights thwarting the efforts of the right wing religious-Zionists and the ultra Orthodox factions to elect the new Chair and Vice Chair of the World Zionist Organization, postponing the vote until Thursday. This intervention, which took place in the WZC Presidium is a determined effort to change and force a renegotiation of the Agreement drawn up by the right wing and Ultra Orthodox factions which ARZENU, MERCAZ and the non Orthodox factions have condemned, [...]

2020-10-21T15:52:12+11:00October 21st, 2020|Events, News|


The World Zionist Congress (WZC) has been described as the “Parliament of the Jewish People”. The Congress meets every five years to decide on a range of funding and policy issues, including the heads of the Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (Jewish National Fund), Keren Hayesod-UIA (United Israel Appeal),and the Jewish Agency. Bodies which not only distribute a billion dollars, but are responsible for policy decisions across Israel and the diaspora. Traditionally the balance of roles within the WZC has been distributed between the orthodox and non-orthodox groups, in recognition of the diversity across the Jewish world, with each group receiving [...]

2020-10-19T20:46:54+11:00October 19th, 2020|Events, News|

What Do You Want

What do you want for the future of Israel and the Jewish people? Here is a short video update on how Arza Australia is making a difference for social justice, religious equality, lasting peace and security, pluralism, youth empowerment and equality for all women. ARZA President, Helen Shardey

2020-10-09T18:38:43+11:00October 9th, 2020|News|

Anat Hoffman interview

Anat Hoffman, Executive Director of IRAC For those of you who were able to view the ZFA President, Jeremy Leibler interviewing Anat Hoffman, Executive Director of IRAC, (the Israeli Religious Action Centre), you would have gained a deep understanding as to why the Diaspora Progressive Movement supports this wonderful woman and her quest on our behalf so strongly. Her stand out comment to me was “Israel is the table where Jewish values are discussed”. Anat went on to explain that this is the reason why we need to be part of the conversation in Israel, as well as in [...]

2020-09-02T09:40:51+10:00September 1st, 2020|News|
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