All posts tagged United Nations

Breakfast with Julie Bishop

AUSTRALIA is one of a small handful of countries prepared to stand up and vote against one-sided antisemitic resolutions at the UN General Assembly, former foreign minister Julie Bishop said.

Australia backs Israel at the UN

SCOTT Morrison's government has received kudos from the Jewish community for its stand against a spate of anti-Israel resolutions by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

The deck of cards is stacked entirely against Israel

THE United Nations has long been a place of darkness for the Jewish people and the State of Israel, but nevertheless, it is always an eye-opening experience to witness it first-hand.

Seventy years on: recognising reality

Recognising a Palestinian state in these circumstances would therefore not help to end the conflict with Israel, but would almost certainly inaugurate a new and bloodier phase of that conflict.

Mixed reaction to Prime Minister’s announcement

THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has called Labor's pledge to reverse the Morrison government's recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel's capital "hasty and ill-advised".

UN fails to condemn Hamas

A UNITED States-sponsored resolution condemning Hamas garnered a 87-57 majority in the UN General Assembly, but fell nine votes short of the two-thirds majority needed to be adopted. The resolution,

Haley stepping down as US ambassador to the UN

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.

Payne’s painful silence on the Iranian threat

MARISE Payne is the new Foreign Minister of Australia; she will be an even blander version of Julie Bishop. Her first speech to the United Nations was an extremely cautious restatement of the Coalition's foreign policy in her first international platform. As The Australian newspaper editorialised, she lost an opportunity to give real meaning "to Australia's stance on global issues". 

‘Israel support to continue’

AUSTRALIA'S new Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne will continue to support the State of Israel, according to Liberal deputy leader Josh Frydenberg.

Tributes flow for Kofi Annan

Annan’s unshakable stance against anti-Semitism has dominated the tributes to him in Israel and the Jewish world since his death on Saturday, aged 80.