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IN its final act as a member of the United Nations Security Council, Australia was last week one of just two countries to vote against a motion proposing Palestinian statehood.
COMMUNAL leaders and politicians have blasted the inaugural patron of Labor Friends of Palestine, Bob Carr, who delivered a one-sided speech against Israel last week that accused the country of being on the road to “apartheid”.
FORMER prime minister Julia Gillard has taken a swipe at Labor colleagues who place their ties to voters in some Sydney electorates above their support for Israel.
COMMUNAL leaders have condemned comments by senior Labor frontbencher Tony Burke, who accused Israel of preventing a two-state solution by building settlements and trashing Palestinians’ drinking water.
SHADOW foreign affairs spokesperson Tanya Plibersek has confirmed that federal Labor’s position on Palestinian statehood remains unchanged after the party’s NSW branch passed a motion to “consult like-minded nations towards recognition of the Palestinian state” should there not be progress towards a two-state solution.
COMMUNAL leaders this week said they have no issue with an apparent softening of the federal government’s stance on the status of East Jerusalem.
ISRAELI Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has lauded the Australian government after Attorney-General George Brandis (pictured) clarified last week the Coalition does not refer to East Jerusalem as “occupied”.
CLAIMS from Malcom Fraser (pictured) that Israel deliberately bombed the USS Liberty in June 1967 is a “mad, demented conspiracy theory”, Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) national chairman Mark Leibler said this week.
AUSTRALIA’S new government has changed the country’s vote on two annual United Nations motions condemning Israeli settlements.