All posts tagged Bob Carr

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East Jerusalem stance clarified

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.

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Leaders laud East Jerusalem stance

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”. In


‘Mad’ claims from former PM

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

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Coalition changes anti-Israel votes at UN

AUSTRALIA’S new government has changed the country’s vote on two annual United Nations motions condemning Israeli settlements. Under the previous Labor government, Australia voted for the resolutions, but under


Howes quits Senate race amid claims of ‘blind bias for Israel’

UNION boss and outspoken Israel supporter Paul Howes has described as “disappointing” a letter from Australia’s Mufti Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammed threatening to withdraw the Western Sydney Muslim

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Danby: Carr got it wrong

MICHAEL Danby has accused Bob Carr of accepting the “narrow view” of a department within his ministry on the legality of Israeli settlements, and said Prime Minister Kevin

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Carr’s contentious comments condemned

FOREIGN Minister Bob Carr was condemned by communal leaders this week for claiming that the federal Labor government views all Israeli settlements as illegal. Speaking at a commemoration of

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Howard: ‘We wouldn’t have abstained’

AS Australia swings into election mode, former prime minister John Howard has said his government would not have abstained from the United Nations’ vote on Palestinian statehood. The erstwhile


Australian terror suspect named

A YEAR on from the suicide bombing that claimed the lives of five Israelis in Bulgaria, that country’s Ministry of Interior has released an image of an Australian

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Carr: we’ll help with peace talks

FOREIGN Minister Bob Carr has welcomed the announcement by US Secretary of State John Kerry (pictured) that Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) have agreed in principle to

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