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Parke stays shtum on BDS, refugee numbers

THE new Minister for International Development refused to be drawn this week on whether the government would reconsider its financial support for the BDS-backing Palestinian Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC), whether she was satisfied it wasn’t a front for a terror group, and where she stood on boycotts of the Jewish State.

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Pro-Palestinian Parke takes on international development

A FORMER UN official in Gaza has been appointed Australia’s first Minister for International Development. Prior to entering politics, Fremantle MP Melissa Parke spent two-and-a-half years working for the


World Vision defends Gaza group funding

WORLD Vision advisor Professor Tim McCormack has come out firing against accusations by Israeli organisation Shurat HaDin that a Gaza-based charity it funds is a front for terror. Shurat

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Hadassah’s healing hands

A UNIQUE multi-faith partnership, set to improve the treatment of critically ill Palestinian children, was launched in Melbourne last Friday. An Australian initiative, Project Rozana is a collaboration between

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Greens slammed over ‘Gaza Ark’

COMMUNAL leaders have slammed a NSW Greens-backed campaign to build a ship to break Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza as ignoring the reality of life under the brutality


Secord champions Israel in parliament

NSW state Labor MP Walt Secord went to the extraordinary length of raising three points of order in defence of Israel during a speech by his own party

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Carr, Hague: ‘All settlements are illegal’

JEWISH leaders have criticised a joint statement by Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr and his British counterpart William Hague that labels all Israeli settlements illegal. The statement was released


Concern over Grand Mufti’s Hamas visit

AUSTRALIAN Grand Mufti Ibrahim Abu Mohamed’s meeting with Hamas officials – including Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh – in Gaza has been met with deep concern from Jewish community

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Israel tours hit by conflict

MORIAH College’s 52 Israel Study Tour (IST) students will fly to Israel this week despite the current crisis with Hamas. Another group of students, from Bialik College in Melbourne

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Carr clarifies Israel comments

FOREIGN Minister Bob Carr has refuted Opposition claims that he and PM Julia Gillard are at odds in terms of their support for Israel’s operation in Gaza, reiterating

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