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THE Labor Party may be set to endorse unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state at its conference in July, but a new poll has revealed that only a fraction of its voters are in favour.
ABC’s controversial Israel correspondent Sophie McNeill is set to move back to Australia to join Four Corners next year.
Israel's new ambassador Mark Sofer has hit the ground running, presenting his diplomatic credentials to the Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove, attending an ECAJ conference and meeting Australian and Victorian Jewish leaders.
A copy of a painting depicting the charge of the Australian Light Horse into Beersheba 100 years ago this week was presented at Victoria's Parliament House on the October 31 centenary date, with Jewish leaders and state MPs in attendance.
FEDERAL MP Michael Danby said this week he was shocked at the attacks levelled against him for using his communications allowance to place advertisements in The AJN, highlighting the unbalanced coverage of Israel by the ABC's Jerusalem-based Middle East correspondent Sophie McNeill.
Jewish leaders have criticised Telstra's promotion of an Australian tour by former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters, noting his deep involvement with the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel.
Just weeks after promising to look into the prospect of establishing an Australian diplomatic presence in Jerusalem, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has ruled out the possibility.
FOREIGN Minister Julie Bishop's announcement that she will look into the prospects of having an Australian diplomatic presence in Jerusalem has been hailed as significant.
TEARS were shed at a moving ceremony in Sydney last Sunday, when Jewish federal MP Julian Leeser presented certificates to 12 descendants of Indigenous men who served in Australian Light Horse brigades during the WWI Sinai-Palestine campaign.
JEWISH leaders have voiced concern over reports that a vote in Western Australia could become the next stage in a creeping move within the ALP to grant unconditional recognition to a Palestinian state.