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The United Israel Appeal is the Australian arm of Keren Hayesod. UIA Australia in partnership with the global Jewish community works to further the national priorities of the State of Israel and Israeli society, with special emphasis on advancing weaker communities, nurturing disadvantaged and marginalised youth; encouraging aliyah, implementing rescue operations and connecting young Diaspora Jews to Israel and Jewish life.
KH-UIA saves Jewish lives, strengthens Jewish identity, fortifies the fabric of Israeli society and reinforces solidarity within the Jewish people.
UIA is responsible for raising the funds to support Israel’s top priorities as stated by the Prime Minister’s office. Funds are directed to the core budget of the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), which is the professional institution that implements our humanitarian work.
Israel’s top priorities are OUR priorities. KH has helped facilitate Jewish Agency rescue operations and aliyah from the Former Soviet Union, Ethiopia, Yemen, Syria, Cuba, and Iran. Jews have always been assisted and brought to Israel in response to economic collapse and the escalation of anti-Semitism.
The UIA was first incorporated in London in 1920. In Australia, UIA NSW was established in 1948 by founding President Max Freilich. UIA Victoria was established in 1956, followed by UIA WA and UIA QLD.
UIA Australia has played a pivotal role in the strengthening and securing of Israel by investing in long-term solutions for successfully integrating its immigrants.
UIA - For the People of Israel.