MICHAEL Danby has accused Bob Carr of accepting the “narrow view” of a department within his ministry on the legality of Israeli settlements, and said Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was yet to form his views on the matter.
FOREIGN Minister Bob Carr was condemned by communal leaders this week for claiming that the federal Labor government views all Israeli settlements as illegal.
AUSTRALIA might have a new Prime Minister but Bob Carr is still the Foreign Minister and has once again upset communal leaders.
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.
AUSTRALIA’S Foreign Minister Bob Carr has again rebuked the Israeli government, following its approval of 1500 new housing units in East Jerusalem late last year, describing the move as an obstacle to peace.
FOREIGN Minister Bob Carr (pictured) took the extraordinary step of summoning Israeli Ambassador to Australia Yuval Rotem to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) earlier this week following an announcement by Israel of plans to build thousands of new homes in East Jerusalem and West Bank settlements.
FOREIGN Minister Bob Carr has urged Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) to return to the negotiating table on a diplomatic visit to the region this week.
ISRAELI Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said illegal outposts must be razed, rankling members of his coalition.
AUSTRALIAN Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has joined Israel’s other allies in criticising the decision to build 1100 new homes in the Jerusalem suburb of Gilo and called for an immediate resumption of peace negotiations.