Thanks, Julie

February 25, 2019 by  
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The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) has expressed its deep gratitude to former Foreign Minister  Julie Bishop who will retire at the next federal election. Read more

David Cameron to speak at UIA events

November 26, 2018 by  
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UIA Australia has announced an outstanding line up of speakers for its 2019 Campaign, including  David Cameron the former Prime Minister of the U.K.,  Julie Bishop the former Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs and former IDF Captain Ziv Shilon. Read more

Michael Danby shares his thoughts with J-Wire readers

July 5, 2018 by  
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My love of the Australian Jewish community emerges from having a similar background to many families in the community who endured the Holocaust…writes Michael Danby. Read more

NZ groups respond to US exit from UN ‘cesspool of political bias’

June 22, 2018 by  
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This week US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, announced the US withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC). Read more

Double speak needs to be challenged

June 22, 2018 by  
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George Orwell hit the nail on the head when he stated: “The further society drifts from truth the more it will hate those that speak it”…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Australia not happy with US decision to quit UNHRC

June 20, 2018 by  
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Australia is disappointed by the decision of the United States to resign from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Read more

Australia takes a seat at the United Nations Human Right Council

June 19, 2018 by  
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Australia’s second session as a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) commences in Geneva today. Read more

AIJAC thanks Australian government for principled stance at UN

June 14, 2018 by  
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Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) National Chairman Mark Leibler and Executive Director Dr Colin Rubenstein have written to Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to express AIJAC’s “sincere appreciation for Australia’s principled stance at the UN General Assembly by voting in favour of the US amendment to the unbalanced motion on Israel, and then being one of only eight countries to vote against the motion when the amendment failed.”  Read more

ZFA’s Danny Lamm full of praise for Malcolm Turnbull and Julie Bishop

President of the ZFA, Dr. Danny Lamm has praised PM Malcolm Turnbull and FM Julie Bishop for voting against a UN Human Rights Council resolution which called for an investigation into Palestinian deaths during protests along the Israel-Gaza border. Read more

Australia joins UN Human Rights Council

January 3, 2018 by  
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Australia has taken up our seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council, the world’s peak body responsible for human rights. Read more

Celebrating Israel in Parliament House

November 30, 2017 by  
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Marking 70 years since the UN Partition Resolution 181 was passed on 29 November 1947, a cocktail reception was held in the Mural Hall, Parliament House, Canberra, on November 29, 2017. Read more

Australia elected to U.N. Human Rights Council

October 17, 2017 by  
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Australia was elected overnight by a majority of United Nations member states to serve a three-year term on the Human Rights Council, the world’s peak body for promoting and protecting human rights. Read more

Danby asks Australian government to condemn Iran’s missile testing

February 17, 2017 by  
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Inserting an advertisement in the Australian Financial Review, Labor Federal MP Michael Danby has continued his campaign for the Australian government to publicly condemn Iran’s repeated firings of ballistic missiles. Read more

Australia concerned about settlements

January 26, 2017 by  
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Australia has expressed concern about new settlements planned by Israel. Read more

Australia consistently does not support one-sided resolutions targeting Israel

December 29, 2016 by  
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Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has reaffirmed the country’s record in not supporting U.N. resolutions targeting Israel. Read more

UNESCO resolution: the ECAJ writes to the Foreign Minister

October 16, 2016 by  
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The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has written to Australia’s Julie Bishop following the UNESCO resolution denying Jewish connection to the Western Wall and the Temple Mount. Read more

Danby calls on Turnbull to dump Iran policy

September 24, 2015 by  
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Federal Labor MP Michael Danby has called on new Liberal Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to dump Australia’s current Iran policy established by the former administration. Read more

Questioning the Foreign Minister on Iran

June 24, 2015 by  
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Federal Labor Member for Melbourne Ports Michael Danby has continued his criticism of Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s U-turn on Iran. Read more

A question for Julie

April 14, 2015 by  
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Federal Labor MP has a question he wants Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to ask when she visits Tehran next week on the country’s documented threat to eliminate Israel. Read more

Skirt-fronting Putin Can Help Eradicate Islamic State Crisis…writes David Singer

October 22, 2014 by  
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The possibility of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott shirt-fronting Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit in Brisbane next month over the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH 17 in Ukrainian sovereign territory with the loss of all on board – including 38 Australians – has receded following Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s 25 minute meeting with Putin on the sidelines of the Asian Europe Summit held in Milan this week. Read more

Fair Dinkum Mate…writes Michael Kuttner

June 20, 2014 by  
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When the media burst forth with the breathless news that Australia had officially decided to undesignate half of our capital plus Judea and Samaria as occupied I immediately became suspicious. Read more

Attacks on Julie Bishop unwarranted…write Peter Wertheim and Alex Ryvchin

January 24, 2014 by  
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It comes as little surprise that Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s refusal to condemn Israeli settlements in an interview with The Times of Israel was met with unreserved hostility by her predecessor Bob Carr, the Australian Palestine Advocacy Network and, of course, the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s Hanan Ashrawi.  Read more

Why Australia is right to challenge the UN’s anti-Israel bias…writes Alex Ryvchin

November 29, 2013 by  
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The Government’s decision to revert to Howard-era voting patterns on Israel at the United Nations General Assembly has been criticised as a betrayal of the Palestinians. Read more

“Reaffirm your support for Israel” – Coalition to Labor

August 27, 2013 by  
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Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop has called on Kevin Rudd and the Labor Party to immediately reaffirm Australia’s support for Israel and has called Michael Danby’s attack on Rudd in the Australian Jewish News “hypocritical”. Read more

Carr and the Settlements – enter Julie Bishop

August 12, 2013 by  
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Shadow Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has commented on remarks made by Australian Foreign Senator Bob Carr when visiting a mosque last week stating that all Israeli settlements on Palestinian land are illegal. Read more

No money for academic anti-Semitism

May 24, 2013 by  
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A Liberal-led government may withdraw funds to an academic institution it believed was using taxpayer money for anti-Semitic campaigns, according to Julie Bishop. Read more

Bishop v Smith: Question Time tackles Australia’s participation in Durban II

March 12, 2009 by  
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Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop asked Foreign Minister Stephen Smith in parliament today why the Australian government had not withdrawn from Durban II…and questions why Australia voted against Israel in the UN. Read more