All posts tagged Bill Shorten

‘An insult to our national debate’

AS the Australian Labor Party battles against anti-Israel elements within its ranks, leader Bill Shorten has stressed that a “Shorten Labor government will be committed to maintaining close ties with Israel”.

Morrison stands by Jerusalem plans

PRIME Minister Scott Morrison has issued an emphatic warning about the gulf between the Coalition government's policies on Israel and those of the ALP.

‘Confine these views to the dustbin of history’

JEWISH leaders have joined a legion of Australians condemning an anti-immigration rally in Melbourne on Saturday attended by Queensland senator Fraser Anning, at which neo-Nazi salutes were made and Nazi paraphernalia was displayed.

‘West Jerusalem is the capital of Israel’

AUSTRALIA now recognises West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced yesterday. It follows a pledge made by the Prime Minister prior to October’s Wentworth by-election that

Chanukah greetings from the Prime Minister, Opposition Leader

Prime Minister Scott Morrison: Chanukah is a significant and festive time for Jewish families everywhere, a moment to commemorate the miracle of the oil. For 2,000 years the Jewish people […]

Australian leaders respond to Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

The security level for the Australian Jewish community has remain unchanged after the Pittsburg attack that saw 11 people killed in the Tree of Life Synagogue.

One-on-one with ScoMo

THE warm Australia-Israel ties enjoyed under the Turnbull government will continue under Scott Morrison, but Australia's embassy will remain in Tel Aviv and the government will continue to support the Iran nuclear deal.

Looking back on a topsy-turvy year

IN so many ways, 5778, Israel's 70th anniversary year, has been a cocktail of both negative and positive. It has been a ­topsy-turvy year for us in the international arena, a year of turmoil in the Middle East and a year of mixed relations with our closest neighbours. And yet when we examine the issues closely, we can look to the future with a cautious, yet palpable sense of hope and optimism that the positive will outweigh the negative and the future seems bright.

Honouring our fallen Diggers

JEWISH history was made in our nation's capital last Sunday when Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove officially unveiled the first ever Australian Jewish War Memorial (AJWM), which commemorates all 341 Jewish Diggers who are known to have died on active service for their country from 1900 to today.

Lamm wraps up presidency

AFTER 16 years of Jewish and Zionist leadership, Danny Lamm is on the home stretch of his second and final term as Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) president; four years as eventful as any in the four decades he has been active.