ARZA Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that represents and promotes the views and values of Progressive/Reform Jewish Zionists who want to help ensure that Israel lives in peace and security and that it is the democratic and egalitarian society described in its Declaration of Independence.
Extract from the State of Israel’s Declaration of Independence
[...] The State of Israel will be open for Jewish immigration and for the Ingathering of the Exiles; it will foster the development of the country for the benefit of all its inhabitants; it will be based on freedom, justice and peace as envisaged by the prophets of Israel; it will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or sex; it will guarantee freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture; it will safeguard the Holy Places of all religions; and it will be faithful to the principles of the Charter of the United Nations.[...]
How do we help Israel in its endeavours to become a secure Jewish State living in peace with its neighbour and be the democratic and egalitarian society described in its Declaration of Independence?
In Australia, ARZA also:
ARZA provides support to/is affiliated with the following organisations:
Our Board is made up of the following
President/Chair: Steve Denenberg
Immediate Past-President: Barbara Ford
Vice-President (Vic.): Caryn Granek
Vice-President (NSW): Sandy Hollis
Secretary: Eric McDonald (ACT)
Treasurer: Philip Levy
Hila Jacobi (Queensland)
Lesley Rosenthal (South Australia)
Netzer representatives: Joel McCarroll Uri Levin, David Gotlieb (NSW), Rabbi David Kunin, Rabbi Adi Cohen.
UPJ President: Roger Mendelson
View this presentation in order to understand the role of ARZA and ARZENU within the World Zionist Organisation.