All posts tagged settlements

Likud tightens grip on West Bank

The ruling party in Jerusalem has voted in favour of extending Israeli sovereignty to West Bank settlements. The Israeli left is livid about the resolution, which was passed by the central committee of Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud.

Greens leader’s tweet on Israel slammed

Greens leader Richard Di Natale has been slammed as "disingenuous" by Australia's Jewish roof body after suggesting that Australia should refrain from signing defence agreements with Israel because of settlements.

No evacuation: Bibi plays to the right with settlement pledge

Israel will never again evacuate settlements, Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday, in one of the most impassioned declarations of right-wing beliefs he has made as Prime Minister.

Settlement bill slammed

Israeli legislators have thrown their weight behind a controversial bill that will retroactively legalise settlement-building on private Palestinian land.

Coalition changes anti-Israel votes at UN

AUSTRALIA’S new government has changed the country’s vote on two annual United Nations motions condemning Israeli settlements.

Danby: Carr got it wrong

MICHAEL Danby has accused Bob Carr of accepting the “narrow view” of a department within his ministry on the legality of Israeli settlements, and said Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was yet to form his views on the matter.

Carr’s contentious comments condemned

FOREIGN Minister Bob Carr was condemned by communal leaders this week for claiming that the federal Labor government views all Israeli settlements as illegal.

Carr on collision course with ECAJ

AUSTRALIA might have a new Prime Minister but Bob Carr is still the Foreign Minister and has once again upset communal leaders.

Carr, Hague: ‘All settlements are illegal’

JEWISH leaders have criticised a joint statement by Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr and his British counterpart William Hague that labels all Israeli settlements illegal.

At it again: Carr rebukes Israel

AUSTRALIA’S Foreign Minister Bob Carr has again rebuked the Israeli government, following its approval of 1500 new housing units in East Jerusalem late last year, describing the move as an obstacle to peace.