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Foreign Minister meets with Jewish Community Leaders

Foreign Minister meets with Jewish Community Leaders

31 May 2016

On Tuesday, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs met with Jewish community leaders at the Beth Weizmann Community Centre in Caulfield.  The Minister’s entourage included local Liberal candidates Owen Guest (Melbourne Ports) and Tim Wilson (Goldstein), Senator James Paterson and State Member for Caulfield David Southwick MP.

Ms Bishop met with Jewish community leaders, including Jennifer Huppert, President of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV), Sam Tatarka, Chairman of Beth Weizmann Community Centre and Jeff Morrison, Vice-President of Zionism Victoria.

The Minister toured the Beth Weizmann Community Centre and the Lamm Jewish Library, and visited the offices of a few community organisations, including the United Israel Appeal (UIA) and the Jewish National Fund (JNF).

A wide range of topics were discussed including Israel – Australia relations, community security concerns and the security needs of the Victorian Jewish community.

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