All posts tagged Julie Bishop

US pulls out of UNESCO, Israel set to follow

Israel has applauded America for leaving a UN agency that has become notorious for criticising the Jewish State and downplaying Jerusalem’s Jewish history.

Bishop: No mission in Jerusalem

Just weeks after promising to look into the prospect of establishing an Australian diplomatic presence in Jerusalem, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has ruled out the possibility.

A place in Jerusalem to call home

HE arrived in Jerusalem minutes before, on his first visit to the Holy Land. Before him lay the majestic beauty of the Old City, on a bright summer morning, and the promise of an exciting day ahead.

‘A significant step’

FOREIGN Minister Julie Bishop's announcement that she will look into the prospects of having an Australian diplomatic presence in Jerusalem has been hailed as significant. 

Justice for Malki: Put killer in jail

PRESSURE is mounting on Jordan to extradite convicted terrorist Ahlam Tamimi, who killed 15-year-old Australian Malki Roth and 14 others.

Australia appoints new ambassador to Israel

Chris Cannan, a senior officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), will become Australia’s ambassador to Israel when Dave Sharma’s tenure comes to an end in June.

Vic Libs call for embassy move

The stage could be set for Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop to greenlight a move of Australia’s Israel embassy to Jerusalem after the influential Victorian branch of the Liberal Party voted resoundingly for a switch from Tel Aviv.

Paris conference an ‘empty exercise’

An overhyped talkfest – that is the consensus among Jewish leaders in Australia about the January 15 peace conference in Paris.

Bishop, Abbott duel over aid and embassy

AUSTRALIA’S Foreign Minister Julie Bishop was quick to distance herself on Monday from views expressed by her Liberal Party colleague and former prime minister Tony Abbott.

Australian friendship valued

High-ranking MK Tzachi Hanegbi said his current tour of Australia – and Benjamin Netanyahu’s in February – will further strengthen Australia-Israel ties.