Peta Credlin and James Morrow talk about Israel

July 27, 2017 by J-Wire News Service
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Sky News Political Contributor Peta Credlin and Daily Telegraph Opinion Editor James Morrow have addressed a luncheon hosted by the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) in Sydney following their return from an AIJAC Rambam study mission to Israel.

AIJAC Associate Director of Public Affairs Joel Burnie, James Morrow, Peta Credlin, AIJAC Director of International & Community Affairs Jeremy Jones and AIJAC Executive Director Dr Colin Rubenstein

“It was one of the most profound experiences of my life,” said Credlin. “Jerusalem had me at hello. It’s more than history, to be able to pinpoint things from the Gospel, from the Bible, there were landmarks everywhere.”

“We met a number of people on the delegation with differing views on peace and how it can be achieved… there is no substitute to standing on the ground and talking to people in the streets or journalists.”

Addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and tensions in the region, Credlin criticised recent UNESCO decisions including one disregarding the historical status of sites holy to the Jewish people in Hebron, adding, “the dereliction of international agencies and bodies like the United Nations, it’s criminal.”

“I think you can only ever get peace if there are two parties to the deal, and I’m yet to be convinced the Palestinian Authority is all it says it is” said Credlin, who described the visit to the Middle East as an “extraordinary experience.”

Addressing the group, Morrow commented that “sitting here in Australia we look at this conflict and don’t actually get a sense of what’s really happening on the ground,” further describing the program as “very worthwhile.”

“We had really great access to a lot of experts and journalists… it was some of the most intense seven or eight days of my life, we did just about everything you could do.”

Concluding with his views on Israel’s start-up sector, Morrow commented, “I had heard about but had not realised how technologically advanced and savvy Israel had become.”

“There’s nothing that beats actually seeing things on the ground, thank you for the wonderful opportunity.”

Members of the delegation included Mark Dunn from the Herald Sun, Nick Butterly from the West Australian, the Courier Mail’s Kelvin Healey, Nassim Khadem from the Age, Daniel Wills from the Adelaide Advertiser and New Zealand political commentator and columnist Matthew Hooton. The group was accompanied by AIJAC’s Tzvi Fleischer.

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3 Responses to “Peta Credlin and James Morrow talk about Israel”
  1. Dorothy Stevens says:

    Praise God. More eyes are being opened to the truth about the land and people of Israel. Not perfect,as no country is, but one giving great things to the world, supporting the weak, treating all its citizens democratically and desirous of peace. As many Palestinians are but those in authority declare the desire to destroy this ancient land which then has no option but to defend itself aided by the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Great Mission guys!

    • Lawrence Fegan says:

      OK Dorothy, please explain the illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinian land ??
      Israel “defending itself”. You have swallowed the israel biased media monologue, hook line & sinker.

  2. Lynne Newington says:

    I’m sure you will be graced with much favour with the given par exellence tour…..Ms Cretlin was Tony Abbotts offsider when promising to amend the Discriminaton Act repealing 18C the right to be a bigot remember? With Holocaust denying Bishop Williams almost on our doorstep…….

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