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Disengagement from Gaza: 10 years on

Israeli security personnel evicting a resident of Neve Dekalim.
TEN years after Israel unilaterally withdrew from Gaza in the hope for peace, local community leaders have spoken of the plan’s “abject failure”.
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Clashes erupted between Israeli troops and activists on board the Mavi Marmara which was attempting to break the Gaza blockade.
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ICC probe ‘lacks legal merit’

THE judges who voted to reopen the International Criminal Court’s (ICC’s) investigation into the 2010 flotilla incident have “undermined the institutional credibility of the ICC”, Zionist Federation of Australia president Danny Lamm said this week.

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.

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.

SC vote on Palistine

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.


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…


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.

Kidnapped teens

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.

Mahmoud Abbas.

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 […]

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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.