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Australia supports Israel at United Nations

"Australia has held true to Prime Minister Scott Morrison's stated principle to call out the UN's biased approach towards Israel," AIJAC executive director Colin Rubenstein said.

Marise Payne addressing the UN General Assembly. Photo: UN Photo/Loey Felipe
Marise Payne addressing the UN General Assembly. Photo: UN Photo/Loey Felipe

THE Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has welcomed the government opposing another anti-Israel United Nations resolution.

Australia opposed a resolution last weekend in the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) singling out Israel for the alleged mistreatment of Palestinian women and girls. No other country was similarly condemned.

“Australia has held true to Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s stated principle to call out the UN’s biased approach towards Israel,” AIJAC executive director Colin Rubenstein said.

“In the UN Human Rights Council, the UN General Assembly and many other UN forums, Australia has continued to highlight the unreasonable focus placed on Israel.

“We have the absurd situation of countries with terrible human rights’ records on women criticising Israel for discrimination that has actually occurred under Palestinian self-rule in Gaza and on the West Bank.”

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