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There were mixed reactions from the Australian Jewish community this week to the news that Yisrael Beitenu leader Avigdor Lieberman was set to join the Israeli government as Defence Minister. The hawkish politician is poised to replace Moshe Ya’alon, who quit last week after clashing with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
VICTORIAN education minister James Merlino has come under fire after Victorian high school students found a “heavily biased” stage-play about life in Gaza during the conflict with Israel on their curriculum.
IN the wake of the anti-Semitism scandal that has shaken the British Labour Party to its core in recent days, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop urged Australia’s Labor Party to tackle anti-Semitic attitudes within its own ranks.
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.
AUSTRALIAN-BORN Mark Regev arrived in Britain this week to take up his post as Israel’s new Ambassador to the UK.
JEWISH leaders paid tribute to the memory of communal pioneer Ann Zablud, who passed away this week, aged 95.
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.
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”.
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.
THE Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign is “anti-Semitism pure and simple”, Deakin MP Michael Sukkar said in Parliament last week.