All posts tagged Colin Rubenstein

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.

Jeremy Jones (right) receives the Harmony Award from Premier Mike Baird last week.

Multicultural champion honoured

COMMUNAL stalwart Jeremy Jones has received top honours at the 2016 Premier’s Harmony Dinner, taking home the Stepan Kerkyasharian AO Harmony Award after serving the community for more than 40 years promoting multicultural and interfaith dialogue.

Lee Rhiannon.

‘Greens out of touch’

A GREENS Senate motion that called on the federal government to halt military cooperation and military trade with Israel demonstrates “how naive and out of touch the Greens are with the realities of life in the Middle East”.

Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Fury over Iranian Foreign Minister’s visit

FOREIGN Affairs Minister Julie Bishop has remained largely silent on the Australian visit of her Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif next week, as part of a six-nation Asia-Pacific tour.

Deakin MP Michael Sukkar has slammed BDS.

MP: ‘BDS is anti-Semitism’

THE Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign is “anti-Semitism pure and simple”, Deakin MP Michael Sukkar said in Parliament last week.

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.

Craig Laundy.

New Assistant Minister’s controversial past

BOTH the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) and the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) will seek to meet with newly appointed Assistant Minister for Multiculturalism Craig Laundy.

Warren Mundine. Photo: AAP Image/Mick Tsikas.

Mundine: Israel trip ban would be ‘anti-Jewish’

FORMER Labor national president Warren Mundine has described a motion seeking to ban Labor MPs, officials and Young Labor members from accepting subsidised trips to Israel as “bizarre”, “disgusting” and “anti-Jewish and anti-Israeli”.

Luke Foley. Photo: Noel Kessel

Foley opposes ban on Israel trips

NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley told The AJN on Wednesday, “I do not support a ban on trips to Israel,” following a report that a motion seeking to ban Labor MPs, officials and Young Labor members from accepting subsidised trips to Israel will be presented at next month’s NSW conference.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (right) with the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano. Photo: Website of the President of Iran

ECAJ urges new Iran sanctions

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has called for fresh sanctions on Iran following the lifting of previous sanctions on the Islamic Republic as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal.