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A new Labor group has been established, with the aim of restoring balance in the party on Israel and the Middle East, The AJN can exclusively reveal.
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.
THE Australia-Israel Labor Dialogue (AILD) has gone on the attack as an internal ALP storm erupted over a news story trying to link MPs’ Israel visits to an Israeli defence contractor.
TWO years ago, 28 resolutions overwhelmingly critical of Israel were prepared for the 2014 NSW Labor Party conference. Not one came close to supporting Israel.
“A REPUDIATION of hardline anti-Israel sentiment”, a “rebuff of bullies and censors”, “sensible”, “balanced”, “rational” and “measured” ... just some of the ways Labor MPs and communal leaders have this week described the resolution that was passed on the Israel-Palestine issue at the NSW Labor state conference last Sunday.
LABELLING Israel study tours “a junket or propaganda tour” – as former foreign minister Bob Carr did last month – is to completely misunderstand their nature and depth, Sky News political journalist David Lipson said earlier this month.
WESTERN Australia Labor will consider a motion condemning the wave of stabbing attacks against Israeli civilians and Palestinian Authority incitement next week.
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.
FOREIGN Minister Julie Bishop declared there has been no shift in Australia’s foreign policy towards Iran and Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria when she met with leaders of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) last week.
THE Australian Labor Party (ALP) has been condemned by communal leaders for passing a one-sided resolution that singles out Israeli settlement building as a “roadblock to peace” and states that if the next round of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians fail it will discuss recognition of a Palestinian state.