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March 27, 2020, 12:00 am
Former MP slammed over Israel ‘apartheid’ comments
'Israel has never favoured or practised an apartheid policy, and has long accepted a two-state solution and self-determination for the Palestinians'.
April 18, 2019, 12:00 am
‘An insult to our national debate’
AS the Australian Labor Party battles against anti-Israel elements within its ranks, leader Bill Shorten has stressed that a "Shorten Labor government will be committed to maintaining close ties with Israel".
April 13, 2019, 6:15 pm
WA Labor candidate quits over Israel comments
OPPOSITION leader Bill Shorten says Labor’s candidate for the WA seat of Curtin Melissa Parke did the “right thing” after withdrawing from the election contest over controversial comments she made about Israel.
December 11, 2015, 12:00 am
Israel’s friends in WA, Qld Labor
WESTERN Australia Labor will consider a motion condemning the wave of stabbing attacks against Israeli civilians and Palestinian Authority incitement next week.
October 30, 2015, 12:00 am
Pollies speak up for Israel
SHADOW attorney-general Mark Dreyfus said that whatever the grievances of the Palestinians, “indiscriminate murder will never be a legitimate form of political protest” when he spoke in Parliament last week.
July 16, 2015, 12:00 am
ALP should be ‘ashamed of Parke’
FEDERAL Labor MP Melissa Parke needs to be “pulled into line” after she signed a petition calling on the United Nations Security Council to place sanctions on Israel, the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) says.
November 7, 2014, 12:00 am
Sterle slams pro-BDS Parke
October 31, 2014, 12:00 am
Shorten: ‘ALP opposes BDS’
August 12, 2014, 12:00 am
Southwick condemns anti-Israel declaration
SPEAKING in State Parliament on August 5, Caulfield MP David Southwick slammed a letter so far signed by 68 Labor and Greens politicians that has called on Israel to end its Gaza operation.
August 1, 2014, 12:00 am
Pollies’ one-sided letter
COMMUNAL leaders have blasted a letter signed by over 40 Australian politicians, calling for Israel to end its operation in Gaza, as one-sided.
July 17, 2014, 9:00 am
Politicians call for restraint
SHADOW foreign affairs spokesperson Tanya Plibersek has condemned Hamas for rejecting the ceasefire deal with Israel, in contrast to her Labor colleague, Fremantle MP Melissa Parke, who this week accused Israel of committing war crimes.
July 12, 2013, 12:00 am
Parke stays shtum on BDS, refugee numbers
THE new Minister for International Development refused to be drawn this week on whether the government would reconsider its financial support for the BDS-backing Palestinian Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC), whether she was satisfied it wasn’t a front for a terror group, and where she stood on boycotts of the Jewish State.
July 8, 2013, 12:00 am
Pro-Palestinian Parke takes on international development
A FORMER UN official in Gaza has been appointed Australia’s first Minister for International Development.