The Greens – ¡No pasarán! – they will not pass

February 5, 2019 by  

By now you will know that I will not be contesting Melbourne Ports at the next election. It has been the greatest honour to represent you over 21 years in Federal Parliament.   Read more

Why the Magnitsky Act is important for Australia

December 11, 2018 by  

Most Australians were unfamiliar with Ukraine prior to the missile shooting down Malaysian Airlines MH17. Read more

Can you be concerned for Australia’s environment and also concerned for the safety of Australians?..asks Michael Danby

November 30, 2018 by  

My answer is a definite “YES!’ I have deliberately withheld this strong policy attack on the Green Political Party’s weakness on counter-terrorism.

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The good old days

November 8, 2018 by  

Those were the good old days. Then Prime Minister Malcolm “Menachem” Turnbull hosted the first ever prime ministerial visit of Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu. ‘Menachem’ & Bibi. Turnbull hosted a memorable state lunch for the visiting Israeli at the Convention Centre in Darling Harbour. ‘Menachem’ & Bibi. Parliament was not sitting, and conveniently parliamentary critics of Israel did not have to be invited. Only a couple of isolated demos….writes Michael Danby. Read more

Danby questions why Australian Foreign Minister didn’t take into account new Israeli revelations

October 3, 2018 by  

Marise Payne is the new Foreign Minister of Australia; she will be an even more pareve (blander) version of Julie Bishop…writes Michael Danby. Read more

UK Labour divided & behind in the polls: Corbyn refuses definition on antisemitism

August 26, 2018 by  

You wouldn’t hardly know it in Australia, but for the last month Britain has been transfixed by the renewed row over Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn’s failure to address rampant anti-Jewish bigotry in UK Labour…writes Michael Danby. Read more

Michael Danby shares his thoughts with J-Wire readers

July 5, 2018 by  

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

Danby: Australia to stay in UNHRC but join the US in fighting anti-Israel bias at the UN

June 21, 2018 by  

Australia should remain in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), but in America’s absence we will have to fight even harder for the organisation based at the old League of Nations headquarters in Geneva, to rebalance its focus on international human rights…writes Michael Danby. Read more

Roger Waters slams Elton John, Aerosmith, Steve Van Zandt, Thom Yorke and Nick Cave in talk for APAN

February 12, 2018 by  

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters attacked major stars at the Australia Palestine Advocate Network (APAN). The APAN forum in Melbourne was hosted by the obsessive Sydney-based Israel hating Anthony Lowenstein. The comments were revealed by music site Noise11 in Glasgow…writes Michael Danby. Read more

Barry Cohen – Michael Danby remembers

December 18, 2017 by  

The sad news of the passing of Barry Cohen AM in a nursing home in Goulburn NSW came after a lengthy period of illness. Read more

Sophie McNeill’s bias

October 4, 2017 by  

Once again ABC Jerusalem correspondent Sophie McNeill has proven to be inconsistent and ignorant in her reporting and handling of news coming out of Israel. Read more

The Crikey fish stinks from the head

September 20, 2017 by  

It is old fashioned bigotry to assert that Australia’s six Jewish MP’s are disloyal to Australia. This is what the anti-Israel online publication Crikey alleged in an article by its veteran writer Guy Rundle a couple of weeks ago…writes Michael Danby. Read more

Praise for journalist from The Australian

September 4, 2017 by  

An Australian member of the terrorist organisation Hezbollah has been pictured fighting in the war in Syria…writes Michael Danby. Read more

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop titilates Melbourne Jewish audience with Jerusalem mission promises

August 31, 2017 by  

Julie Bishop is shameless. Less than six months ago in January, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop denounced former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, for proposing that the Australian embassy in Israel move to Jerusalem…writes Michael Danby. Read more

Three times – no Palestine

July 3, 2017 by  

Three times the Palestinians have been offered a state, three times they’ve run away…writes Michael Danby. Read more

The Turnbull Government should support US extradition request

June 22, 2017 by  

The US, Australia’s most important ally, is seeking the extradition of the convicted Hamas terrorist Ahlam al-Tamimi from Jordan. Read more

Censored: FBI wants to arrest terrorist who killed Australian Jewish girl

May 2, 2017 by  

Ahlam Tamimi is a monster. Bringing her to justice is something that should be close to Australians’ hearts…writes Michael Danby. Read more

Danby on the DFAT’s claim of no evidence of funds funnelled to Hamas

March 31, 2017 by  

ABC correspondent Sophie McNeill has suggested that the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) conducted an internal review that found no evidence that Australian aid funds given to World Vision were diverted to Hamas. Read more

Danby responds to Hawke article in the Australian Financial Review

February 21, 2017 by  

Bob Hawke is a respected former Labor PM (AFR 13.2.2017) but he has incorrectly elevated Israeli settlements in the West Bank as the major barrier to a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians. Read more

Danby responds to Vamvakinou’s motion on Palestinian childrer

December 1, 2016 by  

A couple of foolish speeches in this House paid little attention to reality—that is, reality in the Palestinian territories…writes Michael Danby. Read more

Eyeless in Gaza…writes Michael Danby

August 18, 2016 by  

The Reverend Tim Costello is the very image of the muscular, “socially concerned” Church Man. Read more

Green Party Stirs Anti-Israel Election Acrimony

August 12, 2016 by  

Twice, once before the election and once after the election the Green Party attempted to minimise and apologise for its anti-Israel politics, particularly during the recent federal election. Read more

“Questions remain unanswered”: Senate Committee report

May 16, 2016 by  

The Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee has released its report on its inquiry into the ‘Partial Suspension of Sanctions Against Iran’…writes Michael Danby. Read more

Doing “a job” on ex Ambassador Michael Oren

December 24, 2015 by  

As any of us that travel to Israel know, it is almost impossible to reconcile the vital, passionate, funny, modern and indeed happy Jewish state with the grotesque caricature presented by Australia’s two (Jerusalem-based) advocacy journalists. Read more

Iran can reach Israel’s borders…writes Michael Danby

October 19, 2015 by  

Russian Deputy Chief of Staff General Nikolay Bogdanovsky was in Israel last week pursuing Israeli/Russian plans to avoid military confrontation particularly in the air over Syria…writes Michael Danby Read more

A soulless foreign policy…writes Michael Danby

October 8, 2015 by  

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve found myself in the unusual position of pointing out the main source of human misery, civilian deaths, and refugee outflow in Syria, is the result of the brutal Syrian dictator Bashar Assad. Read more

Triumph of hope over experience…writes Michael Danby

August 17, 2015 by  

Forty million Americans now have healthcare. If I was an American, the President’s domestic policy, in this area alone, would impress me. Further, if I was to put myself into the shoes of the average American taxpayer, after contributing so much blood and treasure to wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, I would be naturally reluctant to support action that might lead to further military involvement in the Middle East. Read more

Life at La Trobe

January 8, 2015 by  

Jessica Cornish tackled intense anti-Israel sentiment at Melbourne’s La Trobe University. Read more

New Government for Victoria

December 2, 2014 by  

Last weekend, Victorians made history by changing Government after just one term. Read more

Media engendered hatred reaches into an Australian campus…writes Michael Danby

September 7, 2014 by  

Recently I returned from a trip to Israel in the midst of its latest conflict with Hamas and, as I recently told the Sydney Institute, had seen first-hand the effects that living under a constant barrage of 35,000+ rockets can have on the lives of 5 million Israelis. Read more

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