All posts tagged Melissa Parke

‘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”.

WA Labor candidate quits over Israel comments

OPPOSITION leader Bill Shorten says Labor’s candidate for the WA seat of Curtin Melissa Parke did the “right thing” after withdrawing from the election contest over controversial comments she made about Israel.

Israel’s friends in WA, Qld Labor

WESTERN Australia Labor will consider a motion condemning the wave of stabbing attacks against Israeli civilians and Palestinian Authority incitement next week.

Pollies speak up for Israel

SHADOW attorney-general Mark Dreyfus said that whatever the grievances of the Palestinians, “indiscriminate murder will never be a legitimate form of political protest” when he spoke in Parliament last week.

ALP should be ‘ashamed of Parke’

FEDERAL Labor MP Melissa Parke needs to be “pulled into line” after she signed a petition calling on the United Nations Security Council to place sanctions on Israel, the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) says.

Sterle slams pro-BDS Parke

WESTERN Australian Senator Glenn Sterle has delivered a stinging rebuke to fellow WA Labor parliamentarian Melissa Parke over her support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign.

Shorten: ‘ALP opposes BDS’

OPPOSITION Leader Bill Shorten has distanced the ALP from a petition tabled in Parliament earlier this week, calling on the government to support the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) […]

Southwick condemns anti-Israel declaration

SPEAKING in State Parliament on August 5, Caulfield MP David Southwick slammed a letter so far signed by 68 Labor and Greens politicians that has called on Israel to end its Gaza operation.

Pollies’ one-sided letter

COMMUNAL leaders have blasted a letter signed by over 40 Australian politicians, calling for Israel to end its operation in Gaza, as one-sided.

Politicians call for restraint

SHADOW foreign affairs spokesperson Tanya Plibersek has condemned Hamas for rejecting the ceasefire deal with Israel, in contrast to her Labor colleague, Fremantle MP Melissa Parke, who this week accused Israel of committing war crimes.