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TONY Abbott has described the terrorist attack at a Jerusalem synagogue that killed five people as “an act of pure evil”.
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”.
ISRAEL, Iran and Islamist terror were on the agenda last week when Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) executive director Colin Rubenstein, together with his American Jewish Committee (AJC) counterpart David Harris, met Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
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.
THE Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has condemned a “belated, self-righteous” apology from the Australians for Palestine (AFP) group, 18 days after it sent out an email with a photo of dead children in Syria, portraying them as children killed by Israel in Gaza.
A SEA of blue and white swept across the steps of Melbourne’s Parliament House on Sunday as more than 2500 people came to show their support for Israel.
JEWISH organisations in Australia condemned the murder of a Palestinian youth in East Jerusalem, as reports emerged that six Jewish suspects have been arrested in relation to the crime, with at least three confessing.
PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has written personally to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to express Australia’s sympathy and sorrow in the wake of the brutal slayings of the three Israeli teens abducted last month near Hebron.
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.