Indigenous Friends of Israel leader welcomes Morrison’s statement on Jerusalem

October 17, 2018 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Indigenous Friends of Israel Chairman Munganbana Norman Miller has welcomed the statement by Prime Minister Scott Morrison to consider moving the Australian embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.


Speaking from Cairns, Miller said: “Jerusalem has a 3,000 year-old history of being the capital of the Jewish state and the people of Israel,” said Miller who is an Aboriginal of the Jirrbal, Bar-Barrum and Tableland Yidinji tribes. Indigenous Friends of Israel, however, is an international organisation.

Barbara and Munganbana Norman Miller

Australia has for some time recognized Jewish sovereignty over West Jerusalem so this is an obvious step to make even if the Americans hadn’t moved their embassy to Jerusalem in a landmark event in May this year for Israel’s 70th anniversary of its reformation as a modern state.

While understanding the aspirations of the Palestinian people for a state and a capital, it is important that Jerusalem not be a divided city by East Jerusalem becoming the capital of a Palestinian state. Dividing cities never works well.

I applaud Australia’s decision to vote no in a United Nations vote tomorrow to make the Palestinian Authority Chair of the G77 group of nations next year. The Palestinian Authority is a terrorist organisation which pays families handsomely if they have a member who dies in jihad against Israel. It is estimated to be about $350 million a year. They also misuse international refugee funding in the process,” said Miller.

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2 Responses to “Indigenous Friends of Israel leader welcomes Morrison’s statement on Jerusalem”
  1. Liat Kirby says:

    Thank you for your support and your deep understanding of the situation, Munganbana. Your voice is a warm and welcome relief in what is becoming an ugly scenario worldwide facing Jews and Israel.

  2. Adrian Jackson says:

    What is this groups views on the position of indigenous peoples in the Israel/Palestine region?

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