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Qld Labor: Balanced one day, biased the next

Queensland Labor vice-president Wendy Turner.
FORMER Queensland Premier Peter Beattie has called for even-handedness in the debate on Israel and Palestine after the Queensland Labor Party passed a grossly biased motion that places the entire onus of blame for the conflict on Israel and calls for the immediate recognition of a Palestinian state.
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Israeli peace activists hold a candle in the Dawabsheh family's burnt-out home.
Photo: AFP Photo/Jaafar Ashtiyeh

‘Attackers repudiate sacred values of Judaism’

THOSE responsible for last Friday’s arson attack in the West Bank that claimed the life of an 18-month old Palestinian boy “have repudiated the sacred values of Judaism”, the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) said this week.

Shira Banki.

Pleas for tolerance after fatal stabbing

JEWISH gay and lesbian support groups in Australia have called for more tolerance among the Orthodox community in the wake of last Thursday’s attack at Jerusalem’s gay pride parade that claimed one life.

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.

Clashes erupted between Israeli troops and activists on board the Mavi Marmara which was attempting to break the Gaza blockade.
Photo: AJN File.

ICC probe ‘lacks legal merit’

THE judges who voted to reopen the International Criminal Court’s (ICC’s) investigation into the 2010 flotilla incident have “undermined the institutional credibility of the ICC”, Zionist Federation of Australia president Danny Lamm said this week.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Local dismay over Iran deal

AS Australia woke to the news yesterday that an agreement had been reached with Iran to curb its nuclear program, critics were already dissecting and finding problems with the deal.

Labor MP Melissa Parke.

ALP should be ‘ashamed of Parke’

FEDERAL Labor MP Melissa Parke needs to be “pulled into line” after she signed a petition calling on the United Nations Security Council to place sanctions on Israel, the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) says.

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Frydenberg tweeter has anti-Semitic form

THE AJN can reveal that the financial planner at the centre of a storm of criticism for anti-Semitic tweets about Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg this week has previous form in the area.

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Di Natale slammed over ‘Jewish state’ retraction

IGNORING the fact that the Jewish State has existed for almost 70 years and is recognised in international law, Greens leader Senator Richard Di Natale this week earned the ire

epa04750710 Pope Francis (R) exchanges gifts with Palestinian authority President Mahmoud Abbas (L) during a private audience at the Vatican, 16 May 2015. Person in the center not identified. The Vatican finalized a treaty recognizing Palestine as a state just this week, making Abbas's private audience with Pope Francis on Saturday particularly significant.  EPA/ALBERTO PIZZOLI / POOL

Vatican recognition of Palestine denounced

THE Vatican’s decision to formally recognise a Palestinian state “discourages the only way to a true and lasting peace”, the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) said this week.