Labor MPs encouraged to spend substantial time in Israel/Palestine

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NSW Labor members will be encouraged to spend substantial time in both Israel and Palestine when visiting the region.
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The Middle East section of Typo's globe.

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Tony Burke (left) and Bob Carr have played key roles in trying to force the ALP to
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The Middle East section of Typo's globe.

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AUJS visitors in the Arava.

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