After Georgiou had announced his intention to retire at the next election, Frydenberg won preselection to contest the seat of Kooyong after beating industrial lawyer John Pesutto at the Melbourne Convention Centre on 20 June 2009. UK probe finds Labour guilty of antisemitic discrimination, Iran says it’ll focus on actions of next US administration, not who wins, Delayed US election results not a sign of a broken or corrupted system, Rise in new Israeli COVID-19 cases sparks concern, Temple Mount prayers, protests criticized as COVID-19 spreads among Israel’s Arabs, Stores boarded up in Washington, DC, in anticipation of election violence, Motor malfunction forces IDF chief’s helicopter to make emergency landing, COVID-19 antibodies vanish fast. Australia’s annual contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has been reduced from $20 million to $10 million, federal budget papers have revealed. Argentine 12th seed Diego Schwartzman defeated US Open champion and third seed Dominic Thiem in a five-hour epic on Tuesday to reach the Roland Garros semi-finals. Red, white and Jew: inside the US election. [23] At the 2019 federal election, he retained his seat of Kooyong with a reduced majority, following a challenge from high-profile Greens candidate Julian Burnside. connect and heal together. Robert Menzies and Australia’s Jewish community. ", "Can wannabe tennis pro turned politician Josh Frydenberg ace Australia's energy crisis? The Australian newspaper’s foreign editor Greg Sheridan told an Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council webinar a re-elected Trump would be better than a victory for Joe Biden. Lebanon, Israel have ‘productive’ first talks on setting maritime border, Netanyahu and UAE crown prince agree to meet ‘soon’ as cabinet okays treaty. [2][3], Frydenberg completed honours degrees in economics and law at Monash University, where he became president of the Law Students Society,[4] before working at Mallesons Stephen Jaques, a large Australian commercial law firm. Mark Butler stated that it was not the party's official position to pursue the matter. He was sworn in as a Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister on 18 September 2013, with particular responsibility for the government's deregulation agenda. Australia’s next ambassador to Israel Paul Griffiths says he’s ‘excited to work on Australia’s flourishing bilateral relationship with Israel’. First published on Thu 2 Nov 2017 17.27 GMT. The challenge was lodged on Wednesday by Kooyong constituent Michael Staindl, who has called on Frydenberg to “show us he’s entitled to sit [in Parliament]”. [1] His father is also Jewish, and emigrated to Australia from Poland. He attempted, unsuccessfully, to drop out of high school to pursue a career in tennis. Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz on Monday night announced that Israel’s Institute for Biological Research would begin testing a coronavirus vaccine on humans at the end of the month. While a Saturday night grand final feels a little strange, it will enable Shabbat observant footy fans to watch at least the last three quarters live on TV for the first time. “Neither I nor anyone on my behalf has ever made such an application or engaged in such a procedure.”. A Melbourne pilot took to the skies with three chickens on Sunday to carry out a pre-Yom Kippur ritual that was otherwise off-limits for the city’s locked-down Jews. While deciding between Oxford and Yale, he was introduced to and developed friendships with Greg Hunt, a Fulbright Scholar and future cabinet colleague, and Zelman Cowen, a former Australian governor-general and Oxford provost. Frydenberg rejected the claim, asserting that his mother had become stateless due to the war; he said that Hungary's imposition of citizenship on stateless refugees was akin to North Korea's imposing of citizenship.