A Melbourne based martial arts instructor and Zionist activist. Yemini was born in Melbourne and is of Israeli origin. He is a member of the Israeli Defence Forces, working as a sniper on the Gaza strip. Yemini gained media attention when his brother Manny Waks, a sexual abuse whistle-blower, sued Yemini for defamation after he had tried to discredit his brother.
Yemini took his skills learned in the Israeli army and established his own combat gym IDF Training in Caulfield, Melbourne, which specialises in Krav Maga, a martial art used by the IDF. Yemini was exposed in the media for doing a little more than teaching self-defence. Despite the subtle name, Yemini’s gym was established to train and recruit Australians into the IDF. He invited members of his gym to secretive tactical shooting lessons as well as instructions to join the Israeli army.
In 2016 Yemini was again in the news this time for his far right political views. Using the title Independent Jewish Council of Australia, Yemini and a handful of collaborators plotted to organise a gathering with One Nation senators Pauline Hanson & Malcolm Roberts. Despite both senators’ previous links to anti Semitism, Yemini believed it was the time to have frank discussions about Muslim immigration and secure a Jewish voting base for the ONP. Unfortunately for Yemini, the local Jewish community have longer memories than him and know exactly what Pauline and her motley mob are. A group calling itself Jews Against Fascism mobilised a highly successful campaign against the event, resulting in it being cancelled on account of security risks. Safe to say Yemini wasn’t pleased.
Avi has been cracking the shits recently, taking up issue with Muslim celebrities such as Anthony Mundine & Yassmin Abdel-Magied. He has also been cozing up with big names in the anti PC crusade, namely Mark Latham and Andrew Bolt. But it all hasn’t being hugs and kisses. He split up with former fan boy and fellow traveller Shermon Burgess after his conversion from One Nation cheerleader to brooding anti Semite and Holocaust denier. Avi denounced Shermie as a terrorist & a Nazi, whist remaining amicable with Shermie’s partner in crime Neil Erikson.