All posts tagged Bob Carr

Jeremy Corbyn.

Labour/Labor pains

IN the wake of the anti-Semitism scandal that has shaken the British Labour Party to its core in recent days, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop urged Australia’s Labor Party to tackle anti-Semitic attitudes within its own ranks.

Australia-Israel Labor Dialogue logo.

AILD rejects Elbit claims

THE Australia-Israel Labor Dialogue (AILD) has gone on the attack as an internal ALP storm erupted over a news story trying to link MPs’ Israel visits to an Israeli defence contractor.

Vic Alhadeff.

Why this NSW Labor Conference was different

TWO years ago, 28 resolutions overwhelmingly critical of Israel were prepared for the 2014 NSW Labor Party conference. Not one came close to supporting Israel.

Tony Burke (left) and Bob Carr have played key roles in trying to force the ALP to
adopt anti-Israel policies. Photo: AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim

NSW Labor ‘bullies’ rebuffed

“A REPUDIATION of hardline anti-Israel sentiment”, a “rebuff of bullies and censors”, “sensible”, “balanced”, “rational” and “measured” ... just some of the ways Labor MPs and communal leaders have this week described the resolution that was passed on the Israel-Palestine issue at the NSW Labor state conference last Sunday.

From left: Ben English, Bevan Shields, David Lipson and Alex Hart. Photo: Giselle Haber.

Impressions of Israel

LABELLING Israel study tours “a junket or propaganda tour” – as former foreign minister Bob Carr did last month – is to completely misunderstand their nature and depth, Sky News political journalist David Lipson said earlier this month.

From left: Logan MP Linus Power, ALP Queensland assistant state secretary Jon Persley, AILD co-founder Michael Borowick, Beattie, AILD NSW member Greg Holland, QJBD President Jason Steinberg and QJBD advocacy chair Libby Burke.

Israel’s friends in WA, Qld Labor

WESTERN Australia Labor will consider a motion condemning the wave of stabbing attacks against Israeli civilians and Palestinian Authority incitement next week.

Bob Carr.

Carr slammed over Jerusalem remarks

FORMER foreign minister Bob Carr has come under fire from members of his own party after lamenting the “Judaising” of the “great Arab city” of Jerusalem and saying politicians are being “seduced and bribed” with study tours to Israel.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop was thanked by Jewish communal leaders for Australia voting against a motion condemning Israel at the World Health Organisation World Assembly.

Bishop: No shift in Iran policy

FOREIGN Minister Julie Bishop declared there has been no shift in Australia’s foreign policy towards Iran and Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria when she met with leaders of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) last week.

Labor Opposition Leader Bill Shorten. Photo: Peter Haskin

ALP Israel resolution slammed

THE Australian Labor Party (ALP) has been condemned by communal leaders for passing a one-sided resolution that singles out Israeli settlement building as a “roadblock to peace” and states that if the next round of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians fail it will discuss recognition of a Palestinian state.

30-3-14. ZFA Biennial Conference 2014. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten addresses the audience. Photo: Peter Haskin

ALP set to debate Palestine recognition

DELEGATES to the 47th national Australian Labor Party conference in Melbourne could pass a resolution placing the Opposition on the express lane to recognising a Palestinian state.