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FORMER deputy PM Tim Fischer has reignited his campaign to have Sir John Monash posthumously promoted to the rank of field marshal – the army’s highest rank – for his exceptional role in World War I.
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.
PRE-POLLING for the federal election opens on Monday, April 29, with the Australian Electoral Commission to release a list of voting locations later this week.
MPs and government agencies have received a letter and fact sheet from the Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) about moving Australia's Israel embassy to undisputed West Jerusalem, as debate about Canberra's position swirls around the government, opposition and regional neighbours.
DEFEATED Liberal candidate Dave Sharma says "it would be unfortunate" if the idea of moving Australia's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem is discredited because of the timing of Prime Minister Scott Morrison's announcement last week.
KERRYN Phelps has made history, becoming the first Jewish female in Australia's federal parliament after beating the Liberal Party's Dave Sharma in a close Wentworth by-election.
INDEPENDENT Jewish candidate Kerryn Phelps is headed for Canberra after achieving a convincing win in the Wentworth by-election.
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.
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.
JEWISH candidate Richard Shields has thrown his hat into the ring for Liberal preselection in Wentworth, which is to be decided tonight (Thursday).