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NIKKI Haley, the US envoy to the United Nations and a strong defender of Israel in the world body, will leave her post by the end of this year.
LAWYER Kate Ashmor is the only Jewish nominee and female among several Liberals contesting for preselection as the party's candidate for Macnamara (formerly Melbourne Ports), to be decided by the Liberals on September 2.
THE views of British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn represent a new high in resurgent anti-Semitism, said Dore Gold, president of the Jerusalem Centre for Public Affairs, as he delivered the 35th Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) Gandel Oration.
Israel has applauded America for leaving a UN agency that has become notorious for criticising the Jewish State and downplaying Jerusalem's Jewish history.
“One of the most profound experiences of my life” is how Sky News political contributor Peta Credlin described being part of a Rambam study tour of Israel early last month, organised by the Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council.
The UN’s cultural body is being accused of rewriting history again, after declaring that Hebron is a “Palestinian World Heritage site in danger,” writes Nathan Jeffay.
The United Nations’ cultural agency voted to condemn Israel’s sovereignty in Jerusalem. UNESCO passed a resolution called “Occupied Palestine” by a vote of 22-10, with 26 countries abstaining or absent.
After two humiliating setbacks on the international stage, Israel has managed to mobilise the backing it needed to avoid a third – to the dismay of the Palestinians.
FOREIGN Minister Julie Bishop has told the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) she is “dismayed and disappointed” at UNESCO’s draft decision.
The Australian government has been urged to denounce a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) resolution that ignores Jewish ties to the Temple Mount and Kotel.