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What kind of President will Joe Biden be for Israel

Well it has been a most unusual couple of weeks with the US election result still not accepted by the incumbent President, even though the election has been called in favour of his opponent Joe Biden. Of great interest to Zionists, Israelis and Jews around the world is what kind of President will Joe Biden be for Israel and the Jewish people. I think this has been on most people’s minds for quite a while. Well I was fortunate to join a Zoom provided by AIJAC with Ehud Yaari, an Israeli Commentator and journalist with an in depth knowledge [...]

2020-11-18T17:31:07+11:00November 18th, 2020|News|

ARZA Annual Reports 2019 – 2020

It is with pleasure that I report on the activities of ARZA Australia to the Annual General Meeting for the 2019-20 year, being held on November 17, 2020. I was delighted to be elected President of Australia’s Progressive Zionist organization at its 2019 AGM, and at the same time also elected as Vice President of the Union for Progressive Judaism (UPJ). My predecessor, Steve Denenberg had devoted more than a decade to ARZA Australia both as President and CEO. He has continued as the Immediate Past President and been very active and supportive in that role. I thank him for [...]

2020-11-17T17:49:35+11:00November 16th, 2020|Events, News|

Support the IMPJ and IRAC

Many believe that the world of politics is tiresome. However for the Progressive Movement to protect and stand up for its strongly held values and beliefs we should carefully monitor political activity in Israel today. We are fortunate that the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism (IMPJ) and the Israel Religious Action Centre (IRAC) exist to protect our Progressive values and beliefs. Both these organizations, one religious and the other a legal advocate, seek to both expand the Progressive Movement in Israel and advance pluralism and equality in Israeli society. Two issues have emerged in recent days in [...]

2020-11-11T15:53:05+11:00November 5th, 2020|News|

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with the provisions of the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 (Vic) the Annual General Meeting of the Australian Reform Zionist of Association Inc. (ARZA) will be held at 6:00 p.m. AEST on Tuesday 17 November 2020 online via Zoom. AGENDA Attendance Apologies Video Presentation from Gusti Y Braverman Head of the Department for Organization, World Zionist Federations, Israeli Communities Abroad and the Bialik Institiute and Publishing House Adoption of the minutes of the AGM held on Friday 8 November 2019. Matters arising. President’s Report. Treasurer’s Report. Membership Report. Appointment of honorary solicitors. [...]

2020-11-02T13:18:05+11:00November 2nd, 2020|Events, News|

World Zionist Congress Outcome

The Chair of  world AMEINU has written to ARZA Australia saying “Thanks to the hard work of all our delegates around the world, our wonderful negotiating team on the ground and our capable team of lawyers, we were able to secure a wall-to-wall agreement that respected the diversity of positions within the Zionist movement, established adequate checks and balances and secures critical funding for the Reform movement in Israel and around the world. We look forward to working with the new Chair of the WZO, Yaakov Hagoel, building on the positive working relationship that we have established with him [...]

2020-10-31T16:04:27+11:00October 27th, 2020|Events, News|
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