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Federal Greens Leader Richard Di Natale speaks to journalists at Parliament House in Canberra, Wednesday, May 13, 2015. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING

Di Natale in his own words

PALESTINIAN Authority President Mahmoud Abbas must acknowledge Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state, new Australian Greens leader Richard Di Natale says.
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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.

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Australia votes against Palestinian statehood

IN its final act as a member of the United Nations Security Council, Australia was last week one of just two countries to vote against a motion proposing Palestinian statehood.

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PA blasts Kerry for ‘appeasing’ Qatar as death toll rises on both sides

The latest: IDF death toll rises to 43; Gaza death toll rises above 1000; Obama tells Netanyahu that he wants an immediate ceasefire; PA blasts Kerry for ‘appeasing’ Qatar…

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Parliament petitioned over kidnapped teens

A PETITION urging Federal Parliament to call for the release of the three Israelis kidnapped in the West Bank this month was tabled in Canberra on Wednesday, with support from federal MP Michael Danby and state MP David Southwick.

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Kidnappings are ‘an act of outrage’

JEWISH communal organisations in Australia have condemned the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers by Hamas terrorists in the West Bank.

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Palestinian unity deal a blow for Israel

ISRAEL suffered a double blow this week, as a Hamas-backed Palestinian government was sworn in, and the United States announced that it will work with the new administration. The Palestinian unity government results from a reconciliation progress between the Fatah […]

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Carr’s contentious comments condemned

FOREIGN Minister Bob Carr was condemned by communal leaders this week for claiming that the federal Labor government views all Israeli settlements as illegal.

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Howard: ‘We wouldn’t have abstained’

AS Australia swings into election mode, former prime minister John Howard has said his government would not have abstained from the United Nations’ vote on Palestinian statehood.

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An ‘appalling’ price to pay for peace talks

COMMUNAL leaders have expressed their dismay at the price Israel has had to pay for the resumption of peace talks. Ahead of meetings in Washington this week, the Palestinians said they would only come to the table if Israel agreed to release 104 prisoners.