Ron Weiser

Dr Ron Weiser AM is a Life Member of the ZFA Executive, Past President of the ZFA and Hon Life Pres of the Zionist Council of NSW.

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Two Sides of Netanyahu: The Statesman vs. the Person

Two Sides of Netanyahu: The Statesman vs. the Person

Prime Minister Netanyahu has suddenly shifted the goal posts and his political future may depend on how his imaginative and daring initiative shapes up. Over the past two years in what is effectively the one election cycle being played out now for the fourth time, I...

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Concern Over Peace in the Middle East Post-Trump?

Concern Over Peace in the Middle East Post-Trump?

President Rivlin and Prime Minister Netanyahu have both spoken with President-elect Joe Biden and for the first time have referred to him with that descriptor. That in and of itself is significant as President Trump has not yet ceded the election and there are still two months remaining of his current term.

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Will the Palestinians Finally Give Peace a Chance?

Will the Palestinians Finally Give Peace a Chance?

It’s quite amazing how the State of Israel at this moment in time, has become a mirror image of the two sides of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s operating styles. Internally, whilst the raison d’etre for the formation of this coalition government was to fight Covid 19, it...

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Will Annexation to Israel Bring Greater or Less Security?

Will Annexation to Israel Bring Greater or Less Security?

We stand just weeks after celebrating that the Balfour Declaration of 1917 moved from a statement of British intent, to the legal process of affirmation of the Jewish Homeland at the San Remo Conference in April 1920—and its then formal ratification by the League of Nations.

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Political Deadlock and the Rise of the Israeli Arab Vote

Political Deadlock and the Rise of the Israeli Arab Vote

We’re in the silly season between election number three and the festival of Purim. So many things may change by the time this article is read and if it wasn’t so serious, we could call the current events in Israel a Purim spiel. Despite predictions of voter fatigue—turnout has steadily increased over the three elections to a now 20 year record of 71.32%. But currently we have a stalemate.

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Is Israel Approaching a Political Impasse?

Is Israel Approaching a Political Impasse?

There was this relatively modestly proportioned 80 year old man, making his way to the microphone… John Howard made all of the Australians present realise once again, just how lucky we are and why the environment we live in contributes in a significant way to our ability to punch way above our weight in the Jewish world.

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