January 28, 2018, 12:01 am
IF embattled federal Labor MP David Feeney is forced to recontest his seat because of citizenship issues, the Liberals are likely to run a candidate in order to preference against any Greens candidate favouring boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel.
June 23, 2016, 12:00 am
The five major parties that could decide the future of Australia after the election said they do not support the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel and would fund security for Jewish schools and institutions if it was recommended by police or ASIO.
By Joshua Levi
March 3, 2016, 12:00 am
THE Australian government’s decision to lift sanctions on Iran in the wake of last year’s nuclear deal will come under the spotlight in Parliament after Labor this week moved to refer the policy change to a powerful Senate committee.
December 10, 2015, 12:00 am
FORMER foreign minister Bob Carr has come under fire from members of his own party after lamenting the “Judaising” of the “great Arab city” of Jerusalem and saying politicians are being “seduced and bribed” with study tours to Israel.
August 4, 2014, 12:00 am
SHADOW foreign affairs spokesperson Tanya Plibersek has confirmed that federal Labor’s position on Palestinian statehood remains unchanged after the party’s NSW branch passed a motion to “consult like-minded nations towards recognition of the Palestinian state” should there not be progress towards a two-state solution.
September 4, 2013, 12:00 am
THE Australian Labor Party and the Coalition argue over many policy issues, and that is as it should be in a robust and open democracy such as ours. But some issues should be bipartisan, and I am pleased to say that on the subject of support for Israel and for the Middle East peace process, both major parties are in agreement.
September 13, 2011, 10:27 am