NSW Labor pains

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 delegates to this weekend’s state conference have proposed more motions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict than on the environment or Indigenous affairs ... and more than all other motions concerning foreign policy put together.
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The Middle East section of Typo's globe.

Typo on Typo’s world globe

A WORLD globe with Palestine printed over the area of Israel will continue being sold at retailer Typo, despite its parent company, Cotton On, being informed of the error.

Michelle Guthrie. Photo: ABC.

Cautious welcome for new ABC MD

COMMUNAL leaders have welcomed the appointment of Michelle Guthrie as the managing director of the ABC but added that she has a tough task ahead of her.

Dr Sandra Nasr.

Uni sorry for prof’s blog

A WEST Australian university has apologised to the Jewish Community Council of Western Australia (JCCWA) over an article by one of its academics, berating Israel.

Bob Carr.

Carr slammed over Jerusalem remarks

FORMER foreign minister Bob Carr has come under fire from members of his own party after lamenting the “Judaising” of the “great Arab city” of Jerusalem and saying politicians are being “seduced and bribed” with study tours to Israel.

Fredrick Toben.

Toben case dismissed

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has welcomed the decision by the NSW Supreme Court to dismiss a defamation case brought by Holocaust denier Fredrick Toben.


Seven’s deadly sin

CHANNEL 7 has compared a terrorist who stabbed an innocent 70-year-old man with someone “having an argument with their mother” prior to a car accident.


ABC needs to live up to its own standards

THE ABC is one of Australia’s most venerable institutions, much loved by many people. The national broadcaster provides television, radio, online and mobile services throughout metropolitan and regional Australia as well as educational and cultural programming, some of it highly innovative, that commercial media rarely offer. Australia would be much the poorer in many ways without the ABC.

Federal Attorney-General, Senator George Brandis. Photo: AAP Image/Lukas Coch

New legislation on advocating genocide

THE federal government today (Thursday) introduced to Parliament a new criminal offence of advocating genocide, which could see offenders who publicly “counsel, promote, encourage or urge” genocide imprisoned for up to seven years.

The late Yitzhak Rabin.

Reflections on Rabin’s legacy

AS 100,000 people joined together in central Tel Aviv on Saturday to mark the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, community leaders in Australia reflected on the life and legacy of the slain prime ­minister.