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Israel Defence Forces’ Colonel Moshe Pinkert laying a wreath at the ceremony in Jerusalem.

Honouring the memory of the Anzacs

DIPLOMATS from Australia, New Zealand, Turkey and other nations joined Australians and Israelis at the annual ANZAC Day ceremony at the Mount Scopus Commonwealth Military Cemetery in Jerusalem.

Mark Regev (right) presenting his credentials to Julian Evans, chief of protocol at the British Foreign Office. Photo: Embassy of Israel.

Aussie Regev becomes Israel’s man in the UK

AUSTRALIAN-BORN Mark Regev arrived in Britain this week to take up his post as Israel’s new Ambassador to the UK.

Ann Zablud (centre) with (l-r) Miriam Suss and Ilse Lamm. Photo: Dean Schmideg

Pioneering Ann mourned

JEWISH leaders paid tribute to the memory of communal pioneer Ann Zablud, who passed away this week, aged 95.

Senator James Paterson.

Bishop rejects embassy move

FOREIGN Minister Julie Bishop has turned down a call from new Liberal senator James Paterson for Australia to relocate its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Lee Rhiannon.

‘Greens out of touch’

A GREENS Senate motion that called on the federal government to halt military cooperation and military trade with Israel demonstrates “how naive and out of touch the Greens are with the realities of life in the Middle East”.

Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Fury over Iranian Foreign Minister’s visit

FOREIGN Affairs Minister Julie Bishop has remained largely silent on the Australian visit of her Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif next week, as part of a six-nation Asia-Pacific tour.

Deakin MP Michael Sukkar has slammed BDS.

MP: ‘BDS is anti-Semitism’

THE Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign is “anti-Semitism pure and simple”, Deakin MP Michael Sukkar said in Parliament last week.

Michael Danby in
front of his billboard
at St Kilda Junction
condemning the
government over its
stance on Iran.
Photo: Peter Haskin

Senate to probe Iran sanctions rollback

THE Australian government’s decision to lift sanctions on Iran in the wake of last year’s nuclear deal will come under the spotlight in Parliament after Labor this week moved to refer the policy change to a powerful Senate committee.

President Reuven Rivlin.

Disappointment over Rivlin cancellation

COMMUNAL leaders have expressed their disappointment at the cancellation of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin’s scheduled visit to Australia later this month, with the head of state set to visit Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin instead.

President Reuven Rivlin.

Rivlin headed to Oz

ISRAELI President Reuven Rivlin will pay a state visit to Australia next month, in what is the first visit Down Under by an Israeli head of state since Moshe Katsav in March 2005.