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Turnbull: Embassy announcement ‘a really dumb thing’

PRIME Minister Scott Morrison showed “a patronising insensitivity” and a “complete misunderstanding” of the Australian Jewish community on the eve of the Wentworth by-election, according to former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull.

‘You can always count on my friendship’

I will be a steadfast supporter of the Jewish community and Jewish life in Australia, writes incoming Wentworth MP Dave Sharma.

Macnamara’s first MP

Labor's Josh Burns won the Melbourne seat of Macnamara, making him the newest Jewish Member of Parliament.

Just Josh

Treasurer, deputy Liberal leader and top Jew in the country Josh Frydenberg shares a more personal side of his life with Rebecca Davis.

Sparks fly at Macnamara candidates’ debate

Labor's Josh Burns, Liberal Kate Ashmor and the Greens' Steph Hodgins-May addressed a raft of issues at the Great Debate for Macnamara last Sunday.

Phelps wins Wentworth

INDEPENDENT Jewish candidate Kerryn Phelps is headed for Canberra after achieving a convincing win in the Wentworth by-election.

Scott Morrison elected PM, Frydenberg deputy Liberal leader

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) will write to incoming Prime Minister Scott Morrison to wish him well in the role, after the former Treasurer defeated Peter Dutton 45-40

Heading off BDS in Batman

IF embattled federal Labor MP David Feeney is forced to recontest his seat because of citizenship issues, the Liberals are likely to run a candidate in order to preference against any Greens candidate favouring boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel.

Foley: ‘No deals with Hanson’

NSW Opposition leader Luke Foley has challenged Premier Gladys Berejiklian to “rule out” a Liberal–One Nation preference deal ahead of the next state election.

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.